Four shot in teen war on S. Second Street

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90th Precinct



A gunman blasted four teens on S. Second Street on March 14, cops said.

A group of between 10 and 15 teens were roaming the streets at 7:27 pm when they came across some youngsters at the corner of Havemeyer Street, the two groups got into an argument, and someone opened fire, police said. Four of the youths, including a 12-year-old, two 14-year-olds, and a 17-year-old were all shot in the leg, according to a report.

Into thin air

A quick-handed bandit snatched a man’s iPad Air out of his hands while he was sitting on the G train on March 15, according to authorities.

The 53-year-old victim said he was riding the G train at 1:45 pm when it stopped at the Flushing station at the corner of Marcy Avenue and Wallabout Street and the thief grabbed his iPad and ran out just before the doors closed.

Rube robbed

Cops cuffed a lady who they say stole luggage from a naive teenager who left it sitting on the sidewalk on Ross Street on March 12.

The 17-year-old victim told police he left his luggage, clothes, and tefillin on the sidewalk while he went into a building between Williamsburg Street and Lee Avenue from 4:20 until 5:20 pm on March 12.

A witness told police who stole it and they arrested a 50-year-old woman and charged her with grand larceny.

Next-level shoe game

A trio of thieves used some inventive trickery to steal fancy handbags from a Grand Street store on March 12, police reported.

A clerk said three customers came into the store between Bedford and Driggs avenues at 1:05 pm and all of them immediately started asking to try on different sneaker sizes and styles, forcing her to go downstairs several times.

While she was downstairs, the cunning threesome stole two Alexander Wang Rocco duffel bags and a pair of MM6 leopard sneakers, according to a report.

Senior swindle

An elderly con artist talked another elderly woman into handing her thousands of dollars worth of cash with the promise of even more cash on Graham Avenue on March 11, authorities said.

The victim reported she was inside the apartment between Broadway and Debevoise Street at 12:38 pm when a woman told her that she would give her a purse filled with $25,000 in exchange for a cash withdrawal of $2,100. The victim agreed and went to a Chase bank with the schemer to withdraw the money, cops said.

The chiseler took the money and told the woman to walk to Woodhull Hospital where she was supposed to meet another lady who would give her the purse full of cash, but the second woman never showed, police stated.

More terrible teens

A crew of young hoodlums attacked a 16-year-old as he was walking home on McKibben Street on March 11, police said.

The victim said he was at the southeast corner of Bushwick Avenue at 4:20 pm when the teen lowlifes ran up and started punching him. One of the goons bashed him in the side of the head with a large rock, according to a report.

Seconds later, the group ran away and the victim caught a bus to Woodhull Hospital to get treatment for a big cut on his head, the report says.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

NYPD from NY says:
So I wonder how many of these crimes were committed by transplant hipsters? Why aren't cryhipster and swampdonkey chiming in about "real Brooklyn" and praising the natives?
March 19, 2014, 10:18 am
Gentrifier from Bklyn says:
That's the reality right there -- those whiny mooks like to complain about transplants but we all know who is committing the violent crimes around here. The reason crime has dropped over the years is because the resident criminals have been displaced slowly but surely, and I have yet to meet an old-timer in my neighborhood who objects to that.
March 19, 2014, 5:11 pm
Matt from Greenpoint says:
Old hipster women and teens walking around in the middle of the afternoon like they live in Michigan or something... serves 'em right.
March 20, 2014, 10:47 am
NYPD from NY says:
↑↑↑↑↑I hope you become a victim of a crime↑↑↑↑↑
March 21, 2014, 11:22 am
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
They are getting pushed out, and it has been terrible for the suburbs. But you know, you squander your chance, you lose your place. Those are the rules.
March 23, 2014, 10:43 pm
John from East Williamsburg says:
People who complain about hipsters are either racists or unable to support themselves financially. Hipsters don't commit crimes, don't blast music in the street, don't drink 40 ounces on the stoop, don't beg for money and then scream if you don't give any. Hipsters are fine neighbors. They call you sir and hold the door for you. They come from good families and that is why the street trash hate them.
March 28, 2014, 8:52 am

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