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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Ambu-let go

A degenerate stole an elderly woman’s purse as she boarded an Access-A-Ride vehicle on Jay Street on Nov. 7, according to a police report.

The 85-year-old victim said she left her purse and walker on the sidewalk between Concord and Nassau streets as she climbed into the vehicle at 7:15 am. When she turned around to get her things, the bag was gone, cops said.

The woman said her bag contained $50 in cash, a cellphone, and debit, credit, and insurance cards.

Subterranean subterfuge

A sneak stole a woman’s wallet as she boarded a Manhattan-bound C train at High Street on Nov. 3, police said.

The 69-year-old victim said she was boarding a crowded train at 9:25 am when two men bumped into her, then exited the car. After the train pulled away from the station, the woman realized her billfold was gone from her purse, per cops.

The wallet contained $20 in cash, and debit and credit cards, NYPD officials said.

Batter up

A bat-wielding bandit robbed a teen on Jay Street at Tillary Street on Nov. 4, according to the authorities.

The 15-year-old victim said the galoot approached at 5:30 pm, threatening him with the club. The lout then reached into the kid’s pocket, took his phone, and took off, police said.

Gang of 400

A group of gangsters robbed a teen of cash, a cellphone, and his pants on Bond Street on Nov. 4, law enforcement officials said.

The 13-year-old victim said he was between Fulton and Livingston streets at 4:05 pm when seven men came up and asked if he was in the 400 gang.

The hoodlums then snatched the phone from his hand, hit him in the shoulder with a cane, and snatched his wallet, which contained $260, cops said. The toughs also took the teen’s sweatpants, police said.

Zip rip-off

A thief stole a Zip Car whip from a Livingston Street parking lot on Nov. 2, the authorities recounted.

An employee from the company said the trickster came to the lot between Court Street and Boerum Place at 3 am and used a Zip Car membership card to rent a 2014 Nissan Altman.

The car was never returned, and a company representative said the information provided by the guy who rented it was bogus, officers stated.

Steal, interrupted

A would-be burglar was scared off when a Remsen Street resident barged in on him on Nov. 5, according to a report.

The 62-year-old victim, who lives between Hick and Henry streets, said she returned to her home at 9:15 am to find her door open.

As she entered the house she heard footsteps, then she saw the intruder on the first floor, NYPD officials said. The victim startled the crook and he ran upstairs and out the door, cops said. Neighbors chased the foiled fiend to Montague Street, per police.

Basket burgled

A lowlife stole a woman’s purse from the basket of her bike near the corner of Washington and Front streets on Nov. 8, police said.

The 36-year-old victim said she walked away from her ride for a few seconds at 7 pm, and when she came back her bag was gone. The purse contained a novel, a wool hat, and debit and credit cards, according to a report.

Making up is hard to do

Cops cuffed a woman who they say stole a bunch of makeup from a Joralemon Street cosmetics store on Nov. 5.

Employees reported that the 22-year-old suspect entered the store between Court Street and Boerum Place at 3:40 pm and started taking items from the display case and putting them in her purse.

Workers stopped the woman as she tried to leave, police said. The suspect had tried to lift 25 pieces of makeup that were worth $1,403, according to a police report.

Fulton maul

A brute beat a man on Fulton Street on Nov. 6, according to the authorities.

Cops found the 41-year-old victim between Fleet Street and Albee Square at 6:15 pm, unconscious and bleeding from the nose and ears, cops said.

Paramedics transported the man to Lutheran Medical Center, where doctors determined he suffered a brain hemorrhage, officers stated. The victim could not provide police with a description of the suspect, but officers found security footage that shows the assailant, cops said.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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