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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Brutal mugging

A seemingly polite crook asked a man for some money on Atlantic Avenue on May 28 — and then punched him and stole his wallet when he refused.

The victim said he was near Third Avenue at 3:20 am when the crook approached and said, “Hi, my name is Andy, can I have some money?” according to a police report.

When the man refused, the thug punched him in the face, grabbed his wallet, and fled.

Car heist

A thief stole a car parked on Clinton Street sometime overnight on May 31.

The victim said he parked the vehicle near State Street at 6:30 pm. When he returned the next day at 10 am, the car was no longer there.

Bike theft

A robber swiped a $1,600 bike from an Atlantic Avenue apartment sometime over Memorial Day weekend while the tenant was away.

The victim said he left the apartment between Hoyt and Bond streets at 8:45 am on May 25. When he returned at 3:30 pm on May 27, the front door was open and his pricey bike was missing.

Vehicle stolen

A thief stole a car from State Street on May 31.

The victim told police he parked the car near Bond Street at 1 pm. When he returned at 3 pm the car was gone.

Nailed

Someone swiped a woman’s wallet in a Jay Street nail salon on June 2.

The victim told police that she entered the store near Fulton Street at 7:40 pm. When she was ready to leave an hour later, she realized her wallet was missing.

Gap flap

A scoundrel stole $100 from a shopper at the Gap store on Fulton Street on June 3.

The victim told cops that she entered the store near Gallatin Place at 3 pm. When she was ready to leave at 4:40 pm, she realized the cash was missing from her purse.

Pickpocket

Someone bumped into a woman in a Fulton Street store on May 25 — and walked off with her wallet.

The shopper told police she was inside of the store between Pearl and Jay streets at 12:55 pm when she felt someone bump her from behind. Two minutes later, she realized her wallet was missing from her purse.

iPod swiped

A crook swiped an iPod that was left in a car parked on Jay Street on May 25.

The victim told police he parked the car near Willoughby Street at 5 pm. When he returned at 10 pm, the trunk was open and his music player was gone.

Cell grab

A thief walked off with a cellphone from a Montague Street store on May 29.

An employee at the store between Clinton and Henry streets said that the crook came in at 3:55 pm, and walked out with the cellphone five minutes later, without paying for it.

Laptop stolen

A sneaky thief stole a laptop left in a Livingston Street office over Memorial Day weekend.

The victim said he left the computer in the office at Boerum Place at 4 pm on May 25. When he returned at 8 am on May 29, the laptop was missing.

Wheely bad

A larcenist drove off with a car parked on Pearl Street on May 29.

The victim said she parked the car near York Street at 1:30 pm. When she returned five hours later, the car was missing.

Subway scam

A quick thief ran off with a straphanger’s phone at the Hoyt and Fulton streets subway station on May 29.

The victim told police he was riding an East New York-bound 3 train at 7:45 pm when it pulled into the station. That’s when the crook grabbed his cell and fled from the train.

Oy-phone

A bike-riding crook stole a woman’s iPhone on Willoughby Street on May 29.

The woman said she was near Duffield Street at 1:15 pm when the thief pedaled up, grabbed the cellphone, and biked away.

iPhone sting

A thief grabbed a man’s iPhone on Fulton Street on May 31.

The victim said he was near Adams Street at 5:20 pm when the thief grabbed his cellphone and ran away.

— Daniel Bush

Updated 5:33 pm, July 9, 2018
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