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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Now hear this

A biker swiped another rider’s phone as they passed each other on Flushing Avenue on Aug. 5.

The victim told cops that she was listening to music on her smartphone near Ryerson Street at 2:45 pm when a perp riding in the opposite direction swiped the iPhone from her chest.


A perp swiped a laptop from a Clinton Avenue home while the tenant was at work on July 29.

The victim told cops that she left her house between Myrtle and Park avenues at around 8 am. When she came back at 7 pm, her computer and some jewelry were missing.


A grease monkey ripped out key parts from a woman’s SUV on Irving Place on July 22.

The victim told cops she parked her Toyota 4Runner at 11 am in front of her house between Gates and Putnam avenues.

Hours later, she started it up, but something was wrong: the thief has swiped her muffler, oxygen sensor and catalytic converter.


A cunning pickpocket relieved a woman of her $600 designer wallet on the B54 bus on Aug. 1.

The victim told cops that a man carrying a box bumped into her while she rode the bus at 6:20 pm.

The next morning, she discovered that her Louis Vuitton wallet was missing from her purse.

Phone tag

A thief stole a woman’s iPhone on Hanson Place on Aug. 2.

The victim told cops she was near S. Elliot Place at midnight when a man grabbed the phone out of her hands and ran off.

Smooch this

A tiny terror allegedly swiped a woman’s laptop while she worked at a Carlton Avenue cafe on Aug. 3, but cops nabbed him soon after.

The victim told cops she was outside Smooch Cafe at 1:30 pm when the 14-year-old would-be thief made off with the MacBook Pro.

Cops caught up with the perp that day near the eatery, which is at DeKalb Avenue.

Lexus disappearus

Someone swiped an 81-year-old woman’s Lexus on Fulton Street on Aug. 3.

The granny told cops that she parked between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 11 am. When she returned an hour later, the car was gone.

Bear hug

A cuddly perp swiped a woman’s smartphone after he hugged her, then pulled a gun, on Adelphi Street on Aug. 3.

The victim told cops she was near Willoughby Avenue at 9:50 pm when a man came behind her, gave her a bear hug and tried to wrestle her phone away.

The weirdo pulled a gun on her when she resisted, then ran off with the phone.

Getaway bike!

A pedaling perp picked off a woman’s cellphone on Willoughby Avenue on Aug. 4.

The victim told cops that she was between Fleet and Ashland places at 5:45 pm when a man came from behind her, grabbed her fancy new iPhone, hopped on a bike and made his getaway.


Cops nabbed a would-be thief and are searching for another after the pair allegedly stole a pair of motors valued at $20,000 from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The victim told cops that the motors were inside the former shipyard near Cumberland Street at 7 am on Aug. 3. But when he came back two days later, they were gone.

All wet

A man with a temper slashed another with a boxcutter after the victim sprayed him with water on Lafayette Avenue on Aug. 5.

The victim told cops that he was hosing down the front of his building between Grand and Classon avenues at 4 pm when the water apparently splashed onto the other man’s house.

The “victim” came out and cut the cleaner on the ear. But cops later arrested a suspect.


Burglars stole a cache of electronics from a Carlton Avenue apartment on Aug. 5.

The victim told cops that he left the house between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 2:30 pm. When he came back at 10 hours later, he discovered that burglars had entered through the air conditioner slot in the bedroom and made off with a laptop, headphones and an MP3 player.


A perp busted into a man’s car on Flatbush Avenue Extension and made off with almost $2,000 in electronics on Aug. 6.

The victim told cops he parked his Ford Expedition near Fleet Street at 7 am. When he returned at 10:30 that night, he noticed that his rear passenger window was busted and iPod, stereo, and his two TVs were missing.

‘C’ section

A perp swiped a woman’s iPhone after she got off a C train on Fulton Street on Aug. 7.

The victim told cops that she was walking up the stairs at 5 pm when the thief came up behind her, snatched the phone, and ran off.

— Dan MacLeod

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

ninapaulino from ca says:
Apple would also have items in the Newsstand icon if it was real. Probably wouldn't want to make it look like nobody uses that brand new feature.
Aug. 10, 2011, 12:34 am
adamben from bedstuy says:
can't these iphones be traced?
Aug. 10, 2011, 3:47 pm
White boy from the 'burbs from Clinton Hill says:
can't one of these cowards be beaten within an inch of their life to prove a point?
Aug. 10, 2011, 7:10 pm
Cynthia from Clinton hill says:
Granny 81 driving a Lexus? Wow that alone is scary.
Aug. 10, 2011, 11:56 pm
Fuzzbee from Prospect Heights says:
What kind of a dick has 2 tv's in his car?
Aug. 11, 2011, 12:28 pm

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