Villain attacks woman for her purse

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90th Precinct


Grab bag

A meanie mugged a woman for her purse, identification, and house keys on S. Eighth Street on Jan. 10, cops said.

The woman told police that she was between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue at 1:50 am on her way home when a nasty man grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground.

“Give me your bag, b----,” the lout said, then grabbed her purse off of her arm and ran off, according to police.

Please, no encore

A pair of young punks beat, robbed, and threatened to shoot a musician as he was leaving a Berry Street gig on Jan. 6, police stated.

The 31-year-old victim reported he was at the corner of S. Third Street at 3:15 am when two teenagers came up from behind and punched him in the back of the head. The men took his keyboard, guitar, amplifier, keyboard stand, hand-truck, cables, pedals, and case, cops said. As the goons were running away, one told the other to shoot the victim, the rocker said.

Boys will be boys

A woman returned home from work to find that a group of teenagers who her daughter had let into her Havemeyer Street home on Jan. 7 had stolen her stuff, cops said.

The victim told police that her 12-year-old daughter invited her friend and four teenage boys who she did not know into her apartment near S. First Street at 2:55 pm. When the mom came home at 11:30 pm she found her cellphone, watch, Air Jordan sneakers, diamond earrings, and $500 in cash all missing, according to police.

Bad directions

An inventive robber got a man to lead him on a wild goose chase before trying and failing to rip off his iPhone on Humboldt Street on Jan. 10, cops said.

The victim said he was at the corner of Seigel Street at 12:10 pm when a man asked him for directions. The victim then led the man through the Boriquen Houses and the stranger asked to use the victim’s iPhone, cops said. When the victim said no, the robber strong-armed him, according to police.

“I have a knife and I will kill you,” the goon said, and then pulled the phone out of the victim’s hand, per police.

But the robber bent over to tie his shoes and the victim grabbed his phone back, authorities reported.

Face time

A gun-toting lowlife stole a woman’s purse and iPhone on Meserole Street on Jan. 10, cops said.

The victim reported she was standing between Lorimer and Leonard streets when the jerk pointed a gun at her face and told her hand over her purse. The woman gave up the goods, which containeded a brand-new iPhone 5s, and the robber ran south on Lorimer Street, police stated.

L to pay

A hoodlum attacked a man as he was coming up from the Morgan Avenue L station on Jan. 9 — and then pointed a gun at him, cops said.

The victim told the authorities that he was leaving train station near Harrison Place at 6:25 pm when the tough threw him against a steel gate and then tried to pull his iPhone 5c out of his hand. When the victim resisted, the robber pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at the victim’s head, police said.

“I’ve been following you for a while,” the sinister figure supposedly said.

Convinced, the victim handed over his phone and the robber ran off, according to police.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:16 pm, July 9, 2018
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