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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Beat down

A group of thugs mugged a woman on Willoughby Street on April 27.

The victim told police she was near Bridge Street at 6:50 pm when 10 crooks grabbed her purse, threw her onto the sidewalk, and ran away.

Boutique blues

Crooks robbed a clothing store on Fulton Street on April 27.

A worker at the store near Flatbush Avenue Extension told cops that the group of thugs came in at 7 pm, grabbed $250 worth of clothes, and tried to leave. When a security guard stopped them, the thieves fought back and broke a glass display case before fleeing.

Subway sting

Two thugs beat up a man at the DeKalb Avenue train station on April 25.

The victim told police he was riding a Coney Island-bound Q train at 10:20 pm when the thugs got on at DeKalb Avenue and proceeded to pummel him in the face. The crooks grabbed his headphones and fled before the train pulled out of the station.

Bag grab

Two crooks stole a woman’s purse on Bergen Street on April 24.

The victim told police she was near Fourth Avenue at 7:30 am when the thieves snatched her bag and fled.

Train pain

A thief swiped a woman’s purse on a Manhattan-bound A train on April 24.

The straphanger told cops she fell asleep after boarding the train at the Nostrand Avenue station at 12:15 pm. When she awoke later at the Jay Street stop, her bag was missing.

Purse swiped

A crook stole a woman’s purse from a Fulton Street restaurant on April 26.

The victim told cops she was inside the eatery at Pearl Street at 1:15 pm when she left her purse unattended. When she returned to retrieve it 20 minutes later, the bag was gone.

Cell snatched

A thief robbed a woman on Bond Street on April 28.

The victim told police she was near Dean Street at 3:10 am when the crook stopped her and demanded she hand over her wallet and cellphone.

— Daniel Bush

Updated 5:32 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Observer from Here and there says:
Thugs, crooks, and thieves, oh my.
May 3, 2012, 8:38 pm

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