Goons jump man for iPhone

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78th Precinct

Park Slope


Two thugs jumped a man and took his iPhone on St. Marks Avenue on Nov. 10, police said.

The victim was near Vanderbilt Avenue at 4:50 am when the goons struck.

Meds mischief

Cops cuffed a man who they say tried to steal $1,851 worth of over-the-counter meds from a 12th Street department store on Nov. 7, authorities said.

A security guard at the store between Third and Second avenues stopped the man at 1:14 pm, and cops showed up and arrested the perp.

Drill away

A bandit swiped a drill from a construction site in front of a Fifth Avenue restaurant on Nov. 8, cops said.

Surveillance video outside of the eatery between First Street and Garfield Place showed the thief lurking around the site at 7:05 am, according to police.

Toyota trouble

A criminal jacked a sedan parked in front of an Eighth Street residence sometime between Nov. 1 and 6, police said.

The victim left the car outside of the building between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue on Nov. 1 at 9 pm, and returned at noon on Nov. 6 to find his ride gone.

Sleeping beauty

A stealthy crook swiped a sleeping man’s iPhone on a Kensington-bound G train on Nov. 8, cops reported.

The man told police the train was near the Fourth Avenue-Ninth Street station at 12:30 am when he realized his cellphone was gone.

Cadillac con

A highway robber drove off with a Cadillac Escalade parked in front of a Carlton Avenue residence sometime between Nov. 7 and 8, authorities said.

The victim left the vehicle between Bergen Street and St Marks Avenue at 7 pm on Nov. 7, and returned at 2 pm the next day to find it gone.

Bike bandit

Someone snatched a bike from an 11th Street apartment on Nov. 8, leaving no signs of forcible entry.

The victim’s two-wheeler was safe and sound at the abode near Sixth Avenue at 7 am. But by 10 am the next day, it was no where to be found, cops confirmed.

R(obbed) train

A would-be thief was foiled when the R train passenger he was attempting to rob on Nov. 8 gave chase.

The victim told police the Court Street-bound R train was puling into the Fourth Avenue-Ninth Street stop at 1:50 pm when the thief grabbed the phone from his hand. When the victim got up and ran after the perp, he dropped it on the ground and kept running.

Wine and dash

A thief swiped a woman’s handbag as she was ordering a glass of wine at a St Marks Avenue bar on Nov. 5, police said.

The woman was at the watering hole near Flatbush Avenue at 5:40 pm when she placed her purse at the foot of her barstool. As she ordered a drink, a quick crook grabbed her bag — containing $150 in cash and a pair of glasses — and ran.

An Apple away

A crafty thief stole a MacBook Air from a woman who left her knapsack on a Union Street bench while she was shopping on Nov. 9, cops report.

While the woman was shopping at a bike shop between Sixth and Seventh avenues, the perp lifted the pricey Apple laptop, textbooks, and a winter hat from her backpack.

— Megan Riesz

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 10:16 pm, July 9, 2018
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