Goon grabs teen’s headphones off his head on Jay

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Headphone games

A rapscallion ripped a teenager’s headphones off of his head on Jay Street on Nov. 10, police said.

The 19-year-old victim said he was listening to some tunes while heading from Tillary Street towards MetroTech Center at 6 pm, and was at the corner of Johnson Street when he bumped into a group headed the other way.

The teen said he was in a hurry and kept walking, but he had only gotten a few steps when the scoundrel snatched his Beats by Dre headphones and took off running, police said.

Change won’t come

Cops charged a man with stealing $20 and assaulting a fellow inmate in the jail on Schermerhorn Street on Nov. 10, according to a police report.

The 27-year-old victim said he was in the holding cell in the facility between Boerum Place and Smith Street at 6:30 pm when he asked a fellow prisoner if he had change for a $20.

The guy said yes, but when he forked over the bill, the stranger refused to give up the change, and when asked for his money back, the suspect punched him in the face, the authorities reported.

No exit

A group of goons robbed a straphanger as he tried to leave the Bergen Street subway station on Nov. 11, officers stated.

The 60-year-old victim said he was trying to exit at Warren Street at 5:30 am when two lowlifes grabbed him. Two others then rushed over and pulled out his wallet, and all four fled the station, police said.

The man’s wallet contained $87 in cash, a debit card, and a MetroCard, the victim said.

F’d in Downtown

A pair of pickpockets stole cash from a man as he boarded an F train at the Jay Street-MetroTech station on Nov. 7, police said.

The 54-year-old victim reported that he was getting on the Coney Island-bound train at 6:15 pm when two guys bumped into him. They hopped off the train before the doors closed, then the victim noticed he was missing $70 in cash from his front pocket, per cops.

Snatch and dash

A crook grabbed a woman’s wallet from her hand in front of a Livingston Street dentist’s office on Nov. 12, NYPD officials recounted.

The 47-year-old victim said she had left her dentist’s office near Bond Street at 4:45 pm and had her billfold in her hand when a goon came up from behind, snatched the wallet, and took off running down Livingston towards Hoyt Street, police said.

The bag contained $10 in cash and a debit card, according to the authorities.

Heist to meet you

A bandit absconded with three jewelry displays from a Fulton Street jewelry store on Nov. 13, officers said.

A 31-year-old employee of the store between Jay and Lawrence streets told police she was cleaning the display case at 7 pm, and left three display boards of gemstones on the counter top.

That is when the sneak walked in, grabbed the boards, and rode off with them on a bicycle, cops said. The store valued the earrings, pendants, and chains, at $2,700, according to a police report.

Lobby robbery

A couple of crooks robbed a man of his bag while he waited in the lobby of a Nassau Street building on Nov. 16, cops said.

The 71-year-old victim said he was waiting for his son-in-law in the lobby of the building between Gold and Navy streets at 1:10 pm when the pair approached him, grabbed him by the neck, and purloined his pouch.

The two toughs ran upstairs in to the building, police reported. The bag contained $500 in cash, debit and credit cards, and a cellphone, per law enforcement officials.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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