Gun-wielding thug takes man’s iPhone

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Gun stop

A gun-wielding bandit robbed a man on Fulton Street on July 19 — taking off with the victim’s iPhone.

The 32-year-old victim told cops he was at Washington Avenue at 3:45 am when the crook approached him with a gun. The victim handed over his duffel bag and phone.

Bike bilk

A crook broke into a house on Clinton Avenue and stole a bike on July 16.

The 38-year-old victim told cops that he discovered the doors to his house between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue broken open at 7:30 am and his fancy bike gone.


Police arrested a man and a woman who they say assaulted two people on Fulton Street on July 20.

The victims told cops they were waiting for a train at the station at Flatbush Avenue at 4 am when a man and a woman started hitting them with rocks.

Jail cell-ular

A violent thug attacked a teenager on Lafayette Avenue on July 21 — and took off with his phone.

The 14-year-old victim told cops he was at St. James Place at 1:20 pm when the jerk approached him, said, “Pass that phone,” threw him to the ground, and took the phone.

Bike theft

A crook stole a $1,500 bicycle strapped to a car parked on Vanderbilt Avenue on July 22.

The victim told cops he left the bike strapped to his car between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 11:40 am, and returned 10 minutes later to find the pricey bike gone.


A crafty crook broke into an apartment on Willoughby Street on July 18, and left with the tenant’s laptop.

The 26-year-old victim told cops he left his place at Waverly Avenue at 9 am, returning at 2:20 pm to find that the crook had removed the air-conditioning unit from his bedroom window and taken his laptop.

My house

A sneaky thief broke into an apartment on Washington Avenue on July 21.

The 30-year-old victim told cops she was asleep at 7 am when her boyfriend noticed a man in her apartment between Lafayette and Greene avenues.

After the man stated that he used to live in the apartment, the victim’s boyfriend told him to leave, which he did, though the victim noticed her wallet was missing when she woke up.

Auto’s gone

A crook stole a car parked on Washington Avenue at July 19.

The 47-year-old victim told cops he left the car between Greene and Gates avenues at 10:30 am, returning at 1:40 pm to find his car gone.

Phone snatch

A jerk stole a woman’s cellphone right out of her hands on Clermont Avenue on July 16.

The 32-year-old victim told cops she was at DeKalb Avenue at 9:25 pm talking on her phone when the crook snatched it from her hands and fled.

Subway robbery

A crook stole a cellphone from a bag left in a Flatbush Avenue store on July 16.

The 20-year-old victim told cops she was in the Subway near Fulton Street at 6 pm when she left, leaving behind her bag containing her cellphone.

When she returned a half hour later, she found her bag, but not her phone.

Motor biked

A thief stole a motorcycle from Cumberland Street on July 20.

The 31-year-old victim told cops she left her bike between Lafayette and Greene avenues at 12:30 am, returning at 8 am to find it gone.

— Eli Rosenberg

Updated 5:34 pm, July 9, 2018
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