Thief sneaked up on woman, stole phone

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94th Precinct


Cell snatcher

A thief blind-sided and robbed a woman of her iPhone on Maspeth Avenue on July 4.

She told officers that she was between Humboldt Street and Woodpoint Road at 1:05 am when the robber ran up behind, snatched the smartphone from her hands, and knocked her down. The victim suffered a bruise to her leg and the thief dashed off.

Gun run

A gunman threatened, robbed, and injured a woman on Richardson Street on July 5.

The victim told police she was sitting on the curb between Debevoise and Kingsland avenues at 4 pm when the thug approached.

“I have a gun, give me your money,” he said as he pulled a pistol from his waistband. The brave woman struggled with the jerk, who pushed her to the ground, and left with her bag containing $1,000. The woman was left with cuts on her left elbow and arm.

Van break-in

Someone invaded a man’s van parked on Kent Avenue on July 7 — taking off with items totaling $4,000.

The victim told police he parked his vehicle between N. 10th and N. 11th streets at 12:30 am. When he returned, the side door lock was damaged and his guitar, MacBook, and brief case were gone.

Attack in McCarren

Three alleged gang members viciously assaulted a man in McCarren Park on July 6.

The victim said he was near Union and Driggs avenues at 9:20 pm when he was confronted by three alleged Latin Kings members. The man was hit with a brick in his left eye and tripped by one of the thugs as he tried to escape, police said.

The men proceeded to punch and kick him while he was down, and then stabbed him multiple times, police said.

Poolside scuffle

Three teens were arrested for disturbing the peace and fighting police officers at McCarren Pool on July 2.

Officials said the trio was causing trouble at the pool between Lorimer and Leonard streets at 5:15 pm. When officers tried arrested them, they allegedly attacked the officers, punching their faces and causing massive swelling.

Car caper

A thief stole a Lincoln Town Car left idling on Wythe Avenue on July 8.

The victim said he left his car parked and running between N. 11th and N. 12th streets at 6:10 am as he got out to talk to a friend. He turned around to see his car — containing his iPhone and navigation system — speeding off when he noticed his town-car speeding off.

— Alfred Ng

Updated 5:34 pm, July 9, 2018
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