Crook takes man’s iPad mini at gunpoint

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Not that way

A robber with a gun stole an iPad mini from a guy who was using it to look for directions on Humboldt Street on Sept. 23.

The victim told police that he was on Skillman Avenue walking to his friend’s apartment at 3:40 am and took out his tablet to double-check how to get to his destination. Right at that moment, a guy walked up to him and put a shiny silver gun to his head.

“Drop all your s---, give me your money and run” said the robber.

The victim dropped his iPad, iPhone, credit cards, checks, and wallet. He called police who later traced the phone to Coney Island, but did not recover the phone and made no arrests.


A pair of thugs pushed a guy onto the ground and stole his backpack on Richardson Street on Sept. 23.

The victim told police he was near N. Henry Street at 9:40 pm on his way home from work when two guys suddenly wrestled him to the ground.

“Don’t move,” one of them said. “Give me everything.”

They pulled his backpack off of his back and ran away.

An illegal stop and frisk

Two men pretending to be cops stopped and frisked a guy and his girlfriend on N. 11th Street on Sept. 26.

The victim told police that he and his girlfriend were standing in front of a house between Kent and Wythe avenues at 3 am when two guys jumped out of a tan minivan and told them to get up against the wall. The would-be cops went through the victims’ pockets. They took the man’s business cards and $100 in cash. They also took the girlfriend’s passport, bag, phone, and credit card. Although they said they were cops, neither of them ever showed a shield and there were no radios visible. And most cops do not drive minivans.

Street-fighting men

A guy tried to break up a fight on Kent Avenue on Sept. 24 and got slashed in the face for his troubles.

The victim told police he saw two acquaintances fighting at the corner of N. Ninth Street at 9:15 pm. When he tried to pull the two apart, one of them pulled out a knife and slashed the good Samaritan across the left side of his face.

The victim told police he knows his attacker and where he works, but police have not yet arrested him.

Street-fighting woman

A woman was injured during a massive brawl outside a N. Sixth Street nightclub on Sept. 29.

The woman was outside the club between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue at 1:35 am when a large group of people started to fight. Suddenly, someone threw a piece of glass and it struck the woman in the leg, cutting her.

It is not clear whether the woman was involved in the fight. The woman was taken to Woodhull Hospital. Police have not arrested anyone in the case.

Bad house guest

A guy who stayed with a friend on Russell Street on Sept. 14 was not happy about getting kicked out — and broke back into the house and slept on the couch, say police who arrested him.

The 50-year-old woman who lives at the house between Engert and Meeker Avenue told police that she allowed her friend to stay in the apartment for one night.

The next day she kept asking him to leave but he repeatedly refused. At 7 pm, the man finally left the apartment and the woman went to bed at 11:30 pm. When she woke up at 3:30 am on Sept. 16, she told police her window was smashed and the 55-year-old man was asleep on her couch.

The woman told police that the man had also threatened to get the woman fired, and pushed her to the ground. He was arrested and charged with burglary.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:15 pm, July 9, 2018
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