Violent duo steals man’s iPhone

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78th Precinct

Park Slope


Two perps forcefully robbed a pedestrian of his iPhone on Sixth Avenue on Nov. 8.

The 31-year-old victim told cops he was near 17th Street at 10:20 pm when one thug grabbed him and the other seized his iPhone right out of his hands.

Hood in the house

A thug barged into a woman’s Third Avenue apartment on Nov. 9 in search of her brother while hollering, “The hood is in the house!”

The 31-year-old victim told cops that the suspect, wearing a black skullcap, burst in to her abode between Baltic and Wykcoff streets at 3:15 pm, followed her into the bedroom, snatched her Blackberry from her hand, and fled the apartment.

Gym thief

A thief broke into a locker at the Ninth Street YMCA on Nov. 10 and stole credit cards and cash from a gym-goer’s wallet.

The victim told cops he was working out at the gym between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 9 am. When he left an hour later, he realized that two credit cards were missing, as well as $40 in cash.

The perp bought $500 worth of supplies at Home Depot with the victim’s card 30 minutes after snatching it, according to cops.

Bike jacked

A bandit lifted a $1,500 bike that was chained to a pole on Flatbush Avenue on Oct. 30.

The 27-year-old victim said he chained up his bike to the pillar near Sterling Place at 10:30 am, and when he came back 30 minutes later, his ride was gone.

Swiped MetroCard

A bully swiped a bus rider’s MetroCard while she was waiting for the B41 on Atlantic Avenue on Nov. 8.

The 32-year-old victim told cops she was near Flatbush Avenue at 7:30 pm when the bus arrived. As she pulled out her cardholder containing her monthly MetroCard and Long Island Rail Road pass, a bandit snatched it all out of her hands and fled.

MickeyD’s, but no wallet

A sly thief snatched a woman’s wallet out of her purse as she ordered a meal at an Atlantic Avenue McDonald’s on Oct. 19.

The 37-year-old victim told cops she was at the fast-food chain near Vanderbilt Avenue at 3 pm when she went to pull out her wallet to pay, and discovered that her billfold was missing from her purse.

The pickpocket purchased $120 worth of goodies at a nearby Target with the victim’s Visa card, according to cops.

Bad night out

A bandit swiped the purse of a bar-goer inside a Ninth Street joint on Nov. 10.

The 29-year-old victim told cops she set her bag down in the corner of the watering hole Barbes between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 11:30 pm. When she returned 15 minutes later, the pocketbook containing her Android, $40 in cash, and credit cards was gone.

The crook made an $108 purchase with the victim’s credit card, according to cops.

Cards snatched

A crook stole credit cards and cash out of a woman’s wallet at a Fifth Avenue cafe on Nov. 5 when she wasn’t looking.

The 47-year-old victim told cops that she placed her wallet down on the counter of La Dolce Cafe at 10th Street at 2:15 pm. Minutes later, she realized that someone had stolen $60 in cash and several credit cards.

— Natalie Musumeci

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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