Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
A jogging-suit-clad goon beat and robbed a man on Third Place on June 1 in a scene straight out of a mob movie, cops said.
The victim told police he was between Court and Clinton streets at 4:30 pm when a stranger ran up and punched him in the head, knocking him down. The comfortably dressed scoundrel took $680 from the victim’s pocket and proclaimed, “Domenic sent me,” according to police.
The victim told officers he did not know the man and gave a Florida address, law enforcement sources said.
Cops cuffed a Carroll Gardens man who they say stole two bottles of contact lens solution from a pharmacy on Court Street on May 26.
The 30-year-old suspect tried to crib $13 worth of the eyecare solution from the store between First and Second places around noon, but security caught him as he tried to pop out of the shop, police said.
A trespasser left a trail of clipped chains at a Columbia Street community garden on May 28, but didn’t actually steal anything, officers stated.
Farmers left the site between Sigourney and Halleck streets in pristine condition at 3:30 pm on May 27 and returned at 8:30 am the next day to find chains securing four gates were cut in the night, cops reported.
The would-be Peter Rabbit snipped the ties binding three containers on the plot, police said. It is unclear what was in the containers, law enforcement officials said.
A treacherous trio beat up three teenage boys and stole their smartphones on Sackett Street on May 31, officers said.
The teenaged coterie was near Hoyt Street on the way to a friend’s house at 8:48 pm when a group of older teens approached and started punching them in the face, according to cops.
The attackers took the young men’s iPhones and fled on Hoyt Street, a report states.
A feisty fare had some choice words for the cabbie he pummelled on Hamilton Avenue on June 2, cops said.
The lowlife hopped into a livery cab with a lady friend at the corner of Van Brunt and Sullivan streets around 9:20 pm, but the cab didn’t make it out of Red Hook before the driver and the rider got into a dispute over directions, police said.
“What the f---, don’t you listen?” the fiend supposedly yelled before beating the chauffeur in the face.
The fiend fled on foot near Nelson Street, law enforcement sources said.
A bandit with a big appetite for valuables went on a stealing spree at a Red Hook supermarket on Lorraine Street in the early morning of June 3, police reported.
The crook broke in through the roof of the building between Columbia and Hicks streets sometime between 2:50 and 5:55 am and made off with $4,250 in MetroCards, cash, and other unspecified items, police said.
— Max Jaeger