Pickpocket steals phone, pal punches mark

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Bend of thieves

A pair of predators pilfered the cellphone a man was carrying in his back pocket on N. Oxford Walk on Nov. 11, cops said.

The 28-year-old victim said he was bending over to pick up some bags on the sidewalk between Park and Myrtle avenues at 7:45 pm when the pickpocket snatched his mobile device.

The sneak took off on Park Avenue and turned on to S. Portland Avenue heading towards Fort Greene Park, according to a police report.

The victim then approached a scoundrel he saw standing with the culprit before the theft and asked if he knew the guy, officers recounted.

“Don’t follow us,” the accomplice purportedly warned. He then punched the victim in the face and scrammed down Park Avenue towards Navy Street, NYPD officials stated.

Teen trouble

Cops cuffed two teens who they say tried to rob another youngster waiting for a Myrtle Avenue bus on Nov. 13, a police report states.

The 16-year-old victim said he was at a bus stop between Clinton and Waverly avenues at 4:11 pm when a group of seven to 10 attacked him. He fought back and the crew took off running on Myrtle, cops said.

Police arrested a 14-year-old nearby and a 17-year-old the next day, according to the authorities.

Shot in the dark

A gunman plugged a man who was standing on the sidewalk of Monument Walk on Nov. 15, police reported.

The 25-year-old victim said he was waiting for a friend in front of a building between Park and Myrtle avenues at 6:55 pm, when a passerby jeered “F--- you” and let off two shots. The victim caught one slug in the shin, officers said.

Tool time

Cops arrested a man after they say a worker found him inside of his commercial vehicle on Adelphi Street trying to steal power tools on Nov. 14, according to a police report.

The 31-year-old worker said he returned to his parked ride between Park and Myrtle avenues at 12:40 pm and found the suspect rustling around inside. He flagged down a police officer who confronted the 50-year-old and took him into custody, officers said.

In the back of the squad car, the suspect tried to hide a bag of heroin, cops said. The suspect was supposedly after a screw gun and a grinder, and the worker refused to press charges since nothing was taken, the authorities reported.

Bike hike

A bandit boosted a man’s electric bicycle from in front of a Myrtle Avenue building on Nov. 11, police said.

The 22-year-old owner said he locked up his ride between Waverly and Washington avenues at 8:30 pm and returned a half hour later to find it gone. Surveillance video shows the rapscallion riding off down Waverly Avenue, officers stated.

Bad company

A couple of cretins stole a bunch of electronics from a man who invited them over to his Myrtle Avenue apartment early in the morning on Nov. 13, cops said.

The 31-year-old victim said he invited the predatory pair back to his apartment between Clermont and Vanderbilt avenues at 4 am, then fell asleep.

When he woke up at 7:30 am, his stuff was gone, law enforcement officials said. The treacherous twosome absconded with a few laptops, a cellphone, and an electronic tablet, according to a police report.

Bike snare program

Cops arrested a man on Nov. 15 who they say stole a Citi Bike last month from the dock at Fleet and Willoughby streets.

Police stopped the 20-year-old suspect near the corner of Pulaski Street and Marcy Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant at 10:55 pm, after they say he pedaled the bike through a red light, according to a police report.

Police checked with the bike-share program and found that the suspect had not rented the ride, and that it was last docked in Fort Greene at 10:42 am on Oct. 14, cops said.


A burglar broke the back window of a car parked near the corner of Grand and Park avenues sometime between the evening of Nov. 15 and the following morning, stealing a designer bag and some choice duds, police said.

The 20-year-old victim said he left his wheels at 7:30 pm, and returned the next day at 1 pm to find the rear passenger-side window busted. The prowler absconded with two jackets, a vest, a backpack, and a Louis Vuitton bag, according to a police report.

Break-in broken up

Police arrested a man who they say tried to break into a Greene Avenue apartment on Nov. 14.

The 25-year-old resident said the suspect was trying to break the lock on the door to her apartment between Grand and Classon avenues at 1:20 am. She called the cops and officers arrived and arrested the 36-year-old, according to the authorities.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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