Thug shoots man in drive-by

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A vicious lowlife shot a man in a drive-by on Wallabout Street on Jan. 21.

The 27-year-old victim told police he was near Broadway on his way home from the J train at 10 pm when a dark-colored Nissan sedan approached, and someone fired six shots his way before the vehicle drove off.

One of the bullets tore through the victim’s right thigh, sending him to the hospital.

Robbery thwarted

A gun-wielding goon hoped to rob a guy in the lobby of a Sholes Street building on Jan. 24, but the victim just walked away.

The 24-year-old victim told police he was in the building between Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street at 2:05 pm when the would-be robber pointed a silver handgun at him.

“Give me your phone and everything you got,” said the robber.

The victim simply said “no” and walked away. When he looked back, the robber had gone, he told police.

To catch a thief

An invisible crook fit for the screen stole the wallet of a moviegoer on Grand Street on Jan. 18.

The woman told police that she was watching a movie at a theater near Driggs Avenue that started at 10 pm. When the movie ended, her wallet, which was in her purse on the seat next to her, was gone.


Police arrested a man who they say stole a woman’s iPhone at gunpoint at the J train subway station on Marcy Avenue on Jan. 20.

The 25-year-old woman told police that she was waiting for a Manhattan-bound train at the station near Broadway at 10 pm when a man showed her a silver firearm in his waistband.

“Give it to me,” the suspect allegedly said.

She handed him the phone and her headphones and he ran down the stairs to the street, she told officials. Police arrested him a short time later and charged him with robbery.

Gang attacks

A group of thugs attacked a man on the dance floor of a Broadway nightclub on Jan. 15, leaving him seriously injured.

The 34-year-old victim told police that he was at the club near Cooper Street at 3 am when some guys attacked him. The man suffered a broken nose, bleeding on the brain, 40 stitches to his lip, and multiple bruises, police reported.

Big bullies

A couple of ne’er-do-wells bullied a teenager and stole his stuff on S. Fifth Street on Jan. 22.

The 14-year-old boy told police that he was near Rodney Street at 5:30 pm when two men pushed him into Rodney Park. One of them punched him in the face several times while the other one took his property, including his iPhone, wallet, watch, MetroCard, and student ID, police reported.

— Danielle Furfaro

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