A trio of thugs terrorized two men in rapid succession in Red Hook on Feb. 15 — but the youngest of the teen terrors was collared after the second crime, cops said.
In the first incident, the threesome surrounded a man on Dikeman Street between Richards and Van Brunt streets at around 8:05 pm.
“Give me everything,” one of the teens said while another showed off a black handgun.
The 32-year-old man refused, and the thugs fled without taking anything.
But an hour later, a group that cops believe is the same terror trio surrounded a 43-year-old man at the corner of Coffey and Conover streets and, after showing off the gun again, stole his bicycle.
Officer Keith Dsouza later saw a 14-year-old riding the bike and promptly collared him. The two other thieves remain at large.
A thief broke open the door of a Smith Street apartment on Feb. 19, but left before taking anything.
Cops said that the resident of the unit, which is between Fourth and Fifth streets, came home at 6 pm that day to find the door broken.
Cops nabbed a 42-year-old man for stealing a bike on Feb. 17 — though it didn’t take an intense investigation.
Officer Oscar Morales said he saw the man riding one bicycle the wrong way on Sackett Street between Hoyt and Bond streets while dragging another behind him at around 2:30 pm.
When he stopped the thief for riding the wrong way — a violation — he discovered that the mystery rider had burglar’s tools on him. Further questioning revealed that the extra bike had been stolen.
Yet another bargain shopper had his wallet stolen while browsing the aisles at Trader Joe’s.
The latest crime occurred on Feb. 15 at around 3:40 pm when the 41-year-old victim left his backpack in his shopping cart. He returned just a few minutes later to find that a thief had taken the wallet out of the backpack.
The victim lost $80 and various cards in the theft, just the latest of an ongoing rash at the grocery store at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street.