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90th Precinct

Southside–Bushwick

Gunning for justice

An opportunistic thief stole a retired officer’s gun when he set it down on a table at a Graham Avenue phone store on Aug. 7.

The 61-year-old victim told police that he put his property on a table as he was making a phone call inside the business between Moore and Varet streets at 4:30 pm. When he turned around a moment later, his Smith and Wesson gun, his Department of Corrections ID card, two credit cards, a pistol permit, and $900 in cash were all missing.

Hit and run

A pair of thugs bashed a guy in the face as he was walking down McKibbin street on Aug. 5 — and then stole his iPhone and wallet.

The victim told police that he was at the southwest corner of Bogart Street at 1:40 am when a guy suddenly hit him in the face. The victim could not remember if he lost consciousness.

The robber grabbed the phone and wallet out of his pockets. The 20-year-old victim said he saw the guys running down the street before he was taken to Woodhull hospital for treatment.

Work theft

Someone stole the contents of a woman’s backpack when she left it in the back area of her workplace on Metropolitan Avenue on Aug. 3.

The woman, who works at a restaurant between Marcy Avenue and Havemeyer Street, told police that she left her bag in an open area while she worked. After her shift ended at 6 pm, she came back to find her ID card, credit card, onyx ring, and backpack with animal print pocket all missing.

Walk and rob

Two robbers stalked a guy down Varet Street on Aug. 7, and then threatened him with a gun.

The victim told police he was at the southeast corner of Graham Avenue at 2:30 pm when he realized that he was being followed. A minute later, the men cut in front of him.

“Empty your stuff,” one of them said. “I have a gun and I will shoot you.”

The tough guys then took the 19-year-old’s property, including his iPhone, $25 in cash, driver’s license, ID card, credit card, and wallet.

Two-wheeled robbers

Two speedy robbers on bicycles grabbed a woman’s phone on Penn Street on Aug. 6.

The victim told police she was walking at the northeast corner Broadway at 10 pm when the teenagers rode up alongside him and one of them grabbed the phone out of her hand. They rode off and were not seen again.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:13 pm, July 9, 2018
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