Cops: Man swipes woman’s wallet and phone

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Grocery theft

Police arrested a 58-year-old man who they say snatched a woman’s wallet and cellphone at a Henry Street grocery store on June 19.

The woman was in the store between Pierrepont and Montague streets between 9:45 and 10:30 am before she realized her billfold and phone were missing from her purse.

The suspect is charged with the theft of the items and for purchasing two MetroCards with her debit and credit cards at the Bergen Street subway station.

Scratch and steal

A 32-year-old man was arrested for mugging a woman on Centre Mall on June 18, police say.

The woman was between Henry and Clinton streets at 1:45 pm when the man choked and scratched her before taking her cellphone.

— Melissa Goldin

Updated 10:12 pm, July 9, 2018
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