Brute attacks woman for iPhone

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill


A thug attacked a woman for her iPhone on DeKalb Avenue on Feb. 12.

The 30-year-old woman told cops she was walking on Washington Avenue at 9:50 pm when a man stopped and let her walk past him. As she walked past, he grabbed her hair and pulled her to the ground, taking her iPhone, she said.

Sweat it

Police arrested two women who they say stole some sweaters from a store on Vanderbilt Avenue on Feb. 14.

Cops said the women took the clothing from the store at Gates Avenue at 3:30 pm.

Beat down

A gang of thugs brutally beat up a man on Fulton Street on Feb. 16.

The 24-year-old victim told cops he was between Washington Avenue and St. James Place at 4:05 am when a gang of thugs punched and kicked him, then slammed his head into the ground.

Disappearing wallet

Someone plucked a wallet from the bathroom of a college campus on University Plaza on Feb. 11.

The 19-year-old victim told cops she was at DeKalb Avenue at 1:50 pm when she placed her wallet on a shelf in the ladies’ room. The wallet was gone when she returned an hour later.

Shelter shocked

A bandit stole money from a woman staying in a family shelter at Auburn Place sometime between Jan. 30 and Feb. 11.

The victim told cops someone entered her room at the shelter near Park Avenue between 3 pm on Jan. 30 and 7 pm on Feb. 11, stealing $2,150 and $50 worth of post stamps.

Car pop

A crook broke into a car parked on Classon Avenue on Feb. 12 and took the owner’s wallet.

The 28-year-old victim told cops she parked at Emerson Place at 6 pm, returning five minutes later to find the doors unlocked, the trunk open, and her wallet gone.

Family affair

A quick thief took a purse from a woman’s desk in a Family Services building on Fulton Street on Feb. 14.

The 50-year-old victim told cops she left her purse on her desk in the building near Rockwell Place at 6:05 pm, returning 10 minutes later to find it gone.


Someone charged $899 to a man’s debit card on Clinton Avenue on Feb. 14.

The 22-year-old victim told cops he paid a cab fare with his debit card in front of his house at Fulton Street at 11:30 pm, and then found out that someone charged his account for $899 at 12:15 am.

Key to the crime

A thief swiped a car on Navy Street on Feb. 11.

The 43-year-old victim told cops he left his 2000 Honda Accord with the keys in the ignition at Park Avenue at 8 am, returning at 5 pm to find it gone.

— Eli Rosenberg

Updated 10:07 pm, July 9, 2018
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