Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
A foul fiend snaked his hand under a toilet stall to steal a woman’s wallet from her bag as the lady sat petrified on the porcelain throne in a Livingston Street office building’s bathroom on April 29, cops said.
The victim stated she was using the restroom in the building between Smith Street and Boerum Place at 10:30 am and took her purse into the stall with her, placing it on the floor.
She was doing her business when the creep stuck his hand in and plucked her billfold, which contained $30 in cash along with debit and credit cards, cops said. The woman told authorities she never saw the sneak-thief’s face.
More than 400 MetroCards worth $24,680 vanished from a university’s academic affairs office on Court Street sometime between Dec. 13 and April 28, officers reported.
The worker said she locked up the transit passes in a cabinet at the office building between Livingston and Schermerhorn streets on Dec. 13 at 10 am and discovered them missing at 10 am on April 28, according to a police report.
All told, the nabbed passes totalled 300 weekly cards, which cost $30 apiece, and 140 monthly cards, which cost $112 each, the report says.
Someone snagged a 52-year-old’s wallet aboard a Brooklyn-bound 4 train on April 28, police stated.
The victim told cops he boarded a crowded train at Grand Central Station at 9:30 am and exited at Borough Hall. When he got to his office on Gold Street between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Street, he noticed his wallet was gone, according to a police report.
The wallet contained $300 in cash plus debit and credit cards, the reports says.
A crass crook accosted a woman in the Borough Hall subway station on April 29, stealing her cash and pre-paid credit cards from her jacket, according to the authorities.
The victim reported that she was climbing the stairs from the platform near the exit on Joralemon and Court streets when the villain grabbed her from behind.
“Give me your s---.” the scoundrel supposedly hissed.
The punk then reached into her jacket pockets and removed $60 in cash along with the cards, police said.
Cops arrested a 17-year-old on April 28 who they say threatened to beat up a fellow student when he refused to join his gang at a Johnson Street school.
The 15-year-old victim told police he was washing his hands in the bathroom at the school between Bridge and Jay streets when the older boy first approached him on April 10 at 10:30 am.
“Be in my gang or pay me $200 or I will f--- you up,” the bully demanded, according to a police report.
The victim gave the suspect $70 the next time he saw him, and promised to give him more, the report states.
Cops arrested the alleged extortionist at 10:20 am on April 28.
Someone smashed open an automated teller machine in front of a building on Smith Street on May 1 and cleaned it out, law enforcement officials said.
The bandit pried open the machine, which is affixed to the outside of a storefront between Dean and Bergen streets, sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 am, police said. The burglar made off with $4,920, cops said.
A scalawag robbed a woman on Flatbush Avenue on May 1 after she refused to give the guy her number, according to a report.
The victim said she was crossing the intersection at Fourth Avenue at 8:50 am when the galoot, whom she did not know, approached and made the bold request. She ignored the brute and he grabbed her phone, debit, and credits cards from her front pocket and took off, the report states.
A sneak snatched a woman’s phone from her purse while she shopped in a Fulton Street clothing store on May 2 and she only noticed when her music stopped playing, officers said.
The 21-year-old victim told police she was shopping in the store between Bridge and Duffield streets at 3:20 pm and queued up some choice tunes on her phone before putting it in her bag.
After about five minutes of shopping, the music stopped and, when she checked her purse, the gadget was gone, cops said.
Cops arrested a 65-year-old man on May 4 for allegedly attacking someone with a metal chair inside an apartment on Duffield Street.
The suspected assailant got into a dispute with a 52-year-old man in the building between Fulton Mall and Willoughby Street at 2:00 pm, cops said. Unsatisfied with whatever was said, the alleged assaulter whacked the man with the furniture item, cutting the victim’s left arm and back, police claim.
— Matthew Perlman