Brute knocks down woman, takes her phone

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Apple picking

A heartless marauder threw a woman to the ground and nabbed her iPhone on DeKalb Avenue on Feb. 5.

The victim told cops that she was near Hudson Avenue at 6:30 am when the brute yelled, “Get the f–k down!” and knocked her over.

The suspect then yanked her mobile and headphones and fled.

Gang of four

A band of teens mugged a man on the Nevins Street subway platform for his iPhone on Jan. 30.

The victim told cops that he had just exited a Brooklyn-bound 4 train at 8:25 pm when the crew surrounded him. One of the perps grabbed his neck while another yanked his mobile.

The young crooks hopped on another train and fled.


Cops say they’ve arrested a crook for glomming a woman’s iPad as she entered the Clinton-Washington subway station on Feb. 3.

The victim told cops that she entered the platform near Lafayette Avenue at 7:32 pm, when a middle-aged bandit plucked her Apple device and fled.

The woman chased the man out of the station and into the grip of a police officer.

Police arrested a 47-year-old suspect.

Discount score

A dastardly thief lifted a 75-year-old woman’s pocketbook as she shopped at a Fulton Street dollar store.

The victim told cops that she left Dollar Deal near Rockwell Place at 2:45 pm — forgetting about her purse. When she returned to the store, her billfold was gone — along with her medication, insurance and Social Security cards, $100, and cellphone.

Mind the store

An evildoer hit the jackpot when he broke into a Tillary Street storage facility and snagged $11,300 in jewelry and electronics.

The victim told cops that she returned to her locker near Prince Street on Jan. 31, only to find her TV, computer, clothes, stereo, and framed diplomas and law licenses missing.

The Central Park West resident hadn’t been to the storage facility for more than a year.

Calling collect

A backstabbing pal swiped a man’s cellphones and cash as he dozed in his apartment on Washington Avenue on Feb. 1.

The victim told police that he invited his friend to his digs near Lafayette Avenue at 10 pm. When he woke up, his iPhone, Android mobile, and $300 were gone.

Cashed out

A petty pickpocket lifted $3,700 from a woman at Daffy’s in the Atlantic Center Mall on Feb. 3.

The Russian victim told police through a translator that she entered the women’s chain near Flatbush Avenue at about 2 pm. An hour later, she realized her cash, wallet, and cards were gone.

She said she had just withdrawn money from a bank and forgot to zip her bag shut before she shopped.

String along

A burglar nabbed a woman’s $30,000 guitar from her Lafayette Avenue apartment.

The victim told cops that she kept the instrument in the basement of her home near Clermont Avenue and last saw it in fall of 2009.

Her first floor tenants, construction men, and ex husband have previously had access to the residence, she said.

Car crimes

Thieves broken into and boosted at least six cars this week. Here’s the rundown:

• Some jerk snatched a Honda motorbike from Rockwell Place on Jan. 30.

The victim told police that he parked near DeKalb Avenue at 5 am. When he returned the next day, his black ’cycle was gone.

• A ruffian broke into a Mercedes-Benz on Fulton Street on Feb. 3 — smashing a passenger-side window and stealing door panels, an air bag, heat controls, and stereo.

The victim told police that she parked near Gates Avenue at 6 pm. When she returned the next night, her luxury SUV was ransacked.

• A crook drove off with a Dodge Stratus parked on Adelphi Street on Jan. 30.

The victim told cops that he parked near Myrtle Avenue at 9 am. When he returned that night, his black sedan was gone.

• Some scoundrel lifted a black sedan parked on Emerson Place around Jan. 29.

The victim told cops that he parked near Willoughby Avenue on Jan. 29. When he returned two days later, his 1997 Nissan Maxima was gone.

• A bandit smashed a car window on Waverly Avenue on Feb. 3 and stole the vehicle’s ignition.

The victim told cops that she parked near DeKalb Avenue at 7 pm. When she returned the next night, her 1996 Nissan Altima was a wreck.

• One no-good thief looted an Oldsmobile on Clinton Avenue on Feb. 2.

The victim told cops that she parked near DeKalb Avenue at 8 pm. When she returned the next day, her 1995 Cutlass Supreme was gone.

— Kate Briquelet

To reach reporter Kate Briquelet, e-mail him at or call (718) 260-4506.
Updated 5:30 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
$30,000 guitar my ass. Hipster might think it's worth 30k. If it really was I'm sure she had it insured so it won't be a problem right?
Feb. 8, 2012, 8:23 am
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
Who takes $3,700 in cash to the Atlantic Center? What a crazy juxtaposition of hilarity and depressingness.
Feb. 8, 2012, 10:12 am
trans alt from bk says:
Man now I am always paranoid to use my phone outside. Whenever I am talking on it I do this constant 360 looking at anybody around me, evaluating their threat levels.
Feb. 8, 2012, 10:47 am
SwampYankee from ruined Brooklyn says:
trans alt,
Rule #1 has always been, and remains, don't show your shiny toys on the subway. Hate to say anyone is asking for it but if you are playing with your iCrap on a subway platform with your headphones on you probably are not maintaining the proper level of situation awareness. I know it shouldn't be that way, but it is, what it is.
Feb. 8, 2012, 11:22 am
Malembi from BK says:
—— you
Feb. 8, 2012, 12:04 pm
donny from bay ridge says:
I have never heard of someone having their blackberry snatched. I hold mine like a loaf of bread while I walked through east new york and scroundrels run for the hills. I'm like "Hey I get email on this! I just downloaded the Shazam Ap too!!"
Feb. 8, 2012, 12:18 pm
Fuzzbee from Prospect height says:
I'm sick of all these crimings all the time-AROUND HERE!!!! i the band of teens is no GOOD! an they are not musical-NO WAY
Feb. 8, 2012, 5:29 pm
Geetox from Bronx says:
I play with my Samsung skyrocket (with a snes emulator) and listen to my music on my iPhone. The only thing were doing different is I'm pay attention to my surroundings. Sure an iPhone/android might be inexpensive to you, but there is people across the globe who will pay $1500 for your iPhone 4 double for the 4s. Clueless that my android is exceptionally superior.You can play with your i——/android in the subway, just watch who is watching you.
Feb. 8, 2012, 5:40 pm
Myra says:
Stop it! Stop flashing ya s#!t in public. You know folk bananas and heartless. Stop it! Stop walking around with all that cash?! and a 30,000 dollar guitar?! Wow! "as for the thieves, off with their hands!"
Feb. 9, 2012, 12:06 pm
Skellatosis from FG says:
Some people make it so easy got these losers. Get sharp bk.
Feb. 9, 2012, 8:36 pm
blamethevictim from doonesbury says:
so instead of blaming the disgusting sub-animal ghetto thug scum trash, it's the victims fault? people shouldn't have to worry about their property being stolen and being violently assaulted in a civilized society. and aren't there security cameras all over the subways and in stores? looks like all they're useful for is invading people's privacy since they never deter crimes and rarely help solve any. either have violent offenders removed from society with enough of this revolving door prison system, or people ise up and take their streets back - instead of worrying about the superbowl or celebrity gossip. wake up!
Feb. 9, 2012, 11:34 pm
Audi5000 from hill of clinton says:
dumb iCrap users are oblivious, they're exactly like how they're depicted in those youtube Samsung commercials...clueless sheep-tards! To any Civilized Society there's always gonna be the Uncivilized living among them.
Feb. 11, 2012, 3:16 pm

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