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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Pinch me I’m beating

A predatory pair punched a man in the face and grabbed his electronic tablet as he rode a Church Avenue-bound G train on July 15, according to the authorities.

The 28-year-old victim said he was sitting on the train at 8 pm when the goon came over and snatched the device just as the doors of the car were opening at the Bergen Street stop.

The victim turned around and received a swift punch to the back of the head from a second straphanger, cops said. Both brutes took off running towards the Court Street exit, police said.

Bike trip

A thief stole a bicycle from the hallway of an Atlantic Avenue building on July 10 or 11, the authorities said.

A 28-year-old cyclist said his carbon-fiber road bike was in the hallway when he left his apartment between Nevins Street and Third Avenue on July 10 at 3 pm. But when he returned the next day at 2 pm, the bike was gone, officers said.

Gun fishing

A burglar stole a handgun from a car parked at the corner of Clark Street and Cadman Plaza West on July 11, law enforcement officials said.

The 55-year-old gun owner said he stowed his Glock 27, a magazine, and nine rounds of ammunition under the driver’s seat when he parked the car and got on the train at 11:00 am.

He returned a half-hour later and the piece had been pilfered, cops said. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle, according to a police report.

Q lose

A pickpocket put hands on a woman’s wallet on a Brooklyn-bound Q train on July 13, police said.

The 24-year-old woman said she boarded the Q train in Manhattan at 3:30 pm and realized the wallet was gone when she got to the DeKalb Avenue station at 4 pm.

The crook used the debit card to purchase MetroCards at two different locations before the victim canceled it, according to police.

Run the jewels

A burglar made off with a bunch of jewelry from a State Street apartment sometime between June 30 and July 14, cops said.

A 48-year-old resident of the apartment between Clinton Street and Sidney Place said her jewelry box was on the bureau in her bedroom when she left for a trip to Tennessee at 3 pm on June 30.

She returned at 8 am on July 14 and discovered 33 items missing, according to a report. The baubles included rings, earrings, and watches estimated to be worth $8,900, the report says.

Spicing it up

Officers arrested two women who they say stole another woman’s cellphone and sprayed her with pepper spray outside of a Livingston Street restaurant on July 16.

The 24-year-old victim said she was smoking a cigarette in front of the restaurant between Gallatin Place and Hoyt Street at 11 pm when the 23- and 24-year-old suspects came over, grabbed her device, and sprayed her in the face.

Disrespect elders

A bandit stole a woman’s purse from her room in a Dean Street nursing home on July 18, according to a report.

The 68-year-old victim said an bandit came into her room in the facility between Hoyt and Bond streets sometime between 6:30 and 7:30 pm. The fiend grabbed her purse and scrammed, cops said. The bag contained $57 in cash, a debit card, a MetroCard and three rings, police said.

Basement bust

Police captured a suspected burglar they found hiding out in the basement of a Pacific Street residence on July 18, allegedly waiting to break into the apartment upstairs, according to the authorities.

The homeowners told cops they were at the home between Hoyt and Bond streets watching a movie at 10:41 pm when they heard someone enter their cellar. They called police and officers, who arrived minutes later and found a 49-year-old man in the cellar and slapped cuffs on him, a police report says.

Tool crime

A crook absconded with a bunch of construction tools from a MetroTech office on July 19, law enforcement officials recounted.

Workers locked up the office, which is in a building on the corner of Jay Street and the Myrtle Avenue promenade, at 2 am, a report states. When employees entered the office at 7 am that same morning, the door had been wedged open, according to a report.

The sneaks hauled off three chipping guns, three reciprocating saws, and a coring machine, among other equipment, cops said.

Counting sneaks

A silent scoundrel stole a man’s wallet from inside his Remsen Street apartment while he slept on July 17, cops said.

The 56-year-old said he fell asleep in the apartment between Henry and Clinton streets at midnight with the window open and his wallet sitting nearby.

When he awoke at 6 am, the window was still open, the front door of the apartment was open, and his wallet had gone for a walk, cops said.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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