Thug holds up woman at gunpoint

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Armed, but empty-handed

A crook held up a lady at gunpoint on Washington Avenue on March 16 — and then fled before taking anything.

The 22-year-old victim told cops she was between Lafayette and Greene avenues at 10:49 pm when the crook approached her from behind and demanded her phone.

Cops said that when she refused, the menace pulled out a gun.

“Don’t make me shoot you,” the suspect barked, before fleeing empty-handed.

Bag man

A thug pushed a woman and stole her bag on Ashland Place on March 12.

The 50-year-old victim told cops she was walking near Fulton Street at 3 pm when a man walked up behind her, shoved her, and snatched her purse.

Grab cash

A thief made off with a man’s wallet on Vanderbilt Avenue on March 15.

The 22-year-old victim told cops he was between Flushing and Park avenues at 4:45 pm when a thief ran up to him, took his wallet, and threatened to beat him.

Dial T for theft

Cops cuffed a man who they say stole a cellphone on DeKalb Avenue on March 15.

The 35-year-old victim told police a man stole her phone in the building near St. Felix Street at 5:44 pm, and investigators said they arrested a suspect an hour later.

Glass goon

A brute hit a man with a broken glass bottle at a Myrtle Avenue hookah bar on March 15.

The 42-year-old victim told authorities he was arguing with the thug at the spot between Grand Avenue and Steuben Street at 11:35 pm.

The perp put an end to the scuffle by hitting the man with the broken bottle, cutting his ear.

Laptops looted

A thief made away with two laptops from a S. Oxford Street residence on March 17.

The victims told cops they left their apartment between Hanson Place and Atlantic Avenue at 12:30 am, returning to at 7:30 pm to find their MacBook Pros gone.


Someone stole camera equipment from a building on St. James Place between March 8 and March 12.

The victim told cops that he left his expensive Nikon camera in a locker in the building at Lafayette Avenue at 9 pm on March 8 and realized someone had made off with it when he returned at 11 pm on March 12.

Bike bilk

A crook took off with a bicycle left on DeKalb Avenue on March 13.

The victim told cops he locked his Cannondale bicycle to some scaffolding at Flatbush Avenue Extension at 2 pm, returning at 3:30 pm to find it had vanished.

Brooklyn fleeced

A crafty criminal swiped a phone from a tourist at a trendy flea market on Lafayette Avenue on March 16.

The 19-year-old victim told cops he was cruising the bustling bohemian bazaar at Clermont Avenue at 4:25 pm when a man in front of him dropped some cash. After the victim picked up the money to give back to the man, the crook took his iPhone 5 from out of his hand and fled.


A crook stole a car from Waverly Avenue sometime overnight on March 12.

The 48-year-old victim told cops she left her 1998 Saturn between Park and Myrtle avenues at 3:30 pm, returning at 4 pm to find it gone.

— Eli Rosenberg

Updated 10:09 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Annie from Ditmas says:
Are you seriously using the term 'thug'?! Good job perpetuating hate.
March 24, 2013, 10:25 pm
cc from Fort Greene says:
Somehow I don't think the crime blotter writers are trying to be Ernest Hemingway.
Dec. 3, 2013, 12:10 am

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