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Headlock hooligans

Two wrestling wannabes put a 33-year-old man in a headlock on Aug. 3 during a mugging on 71st Street.

The victim was nearing 13th Avenue as he made his way home at 9:05 pm when the thugs jumped him, running off with his wallet.

iPhone grab

A thief snatched an iPhone from a 22-year-old woman’s hand on Aug. 3 near the corner of 12th Avenue and 74th Street.

The victim was texting a friend at 11 am when the thief rushed her, plucking the phone from her hands as he ran by.

Kettle bilk

A sticky-fingered thief stole a woman’s wallet on Aug. 5 as she stepped outside the Kettle Black bar on Third Avenue to have a cigarette.

The 23-year-old victim was celebrating in the bar near 86th Street at 3:10 am when she went outside, leaving her pocketbook on the bar.

She returned five minutes later to find that her wallet had been picked from her purse.

Tire swipe

A thief left a 2009 Nissan Altima resting on its rotors on 73rd Street on Aug. 2 after swiping all four tires.

The Altima, and its $4,000 wheels, had been parked near 13th Avenue at midnight. When its owner returned at 9:30 am the next morning, he realized he wasn’t going anywhere.

— Thomas Tracy

Updated 5:25 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Snuffy Stirnweiss from Newark Bay says:
Some real big stories just disappear and get forgotten, like batting champions who die when commuter trains just fall off open drawbridges.

The same is true about local police blotter stories. It's at times like this, when a stolen wallet at the Kettle Black makes the news in a story like "Kettle Bilk", that people should be reminded that there's still been no good explanation as to why State Senator Martin Golden was at the Kettle Black more than a year ago on April 10, 2010 after two cops and a fireman were mauled there by several relatives of the State Senator. At least one material witness had said Golden was on the scene during the active police investigation at around the time that an attempt was made to alter a key piece of evidence.

All the cases involving the Kettle Black brawl of April 10, 2010, as well as the evidence tampering are still pending in the Brooklyn criminal courts.
Aug. 11, 2011, 11:39 pm

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