iPad-seeking thugs beat up man on Van Brunt Street

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Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook


Two thugs attempted to rob a man on Van Brunt Street on Feb. 3.

The victim told cops that he was near Sullivan Street at 3:10 pm when he was approached by the two crooks.

“Give me your iPad,” one of the goons barked, but the victim wasn’t bearing any Apple products, so one of the would-be thieves punched him in the face and fled.

Goon gang

Seven thugs attacked a woman on Batlic Street on Feb. 7.

The victim told police she was near Clinton Street on her way home at 4:15 pm when the gang of goons attacked her — throwing her to the ground, then punching and kicking her.


A gun-wielding thug robbed a man on First Place on Feb. 8.

The victim said he was passing Henry Street on his way home from the bar at around 10:30 pm when a man in a green mask approached him from behind.

“Give me what you got,” the goon demanded, pointing the gun. The victim gave up $60 and the thief fled.

Bar slug

A troublemaker slugged a woman in the face at a watering hole on Atlantic Avenue on Feb. 11.

The victim told police she was lounging at Last Exit near Clinton Street at around 11 pm when the thug whacked her, causing her lip to bleed.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 5:30 pm, July 9, 2018
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