Crook snatches child’s phone on F train

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Like taking Candy Crush from a child

A heartless scoundrel snatched a child’s iPhone on a Coney Island-bound F train on Nov. 23, according to a report.

The 12-year-old victim boarded the train in Manhattan and was seated near the open doors at the Carroll Street station, phone in hand, when the goon grabbed the gadget and dashed out the door, cops said.

Family jewels

Two cat burglars struck a Warren Street home on Nov. 24, police said.

The intruders hoisted themselves through a second-story window of the home between Columbia and Hicks streets sometime between 10 am and 1:08 pm and rummaged through drawers, finding and swiping a stash of jewelry that once belonged to the 72-year-old victim’s grandmother, officers stated. The victim told cops the collection was worth about $20,000. A maid alerted her boss to the robbery, per cops.

Run while you can

A would-be thief fled the scene of an attempted break-in on Bond Street when he realized people were home on Nov. 23, according to the authorities.

The black-clad trespasser tried to gain entry through the front door of the building between Second and Third streets, but took flight when he realized the resident and a pal were inside, a report relates.

Call human resources

A heated dispute over money brought two construction workers to blows on Otsego Street on Nov. 20, leading to the arrest of one, cops said.

The two coworkers began having words about a financial issue on a sidewalk near Columbia Street at 5:26 am, then one punched his adversary in the face, according to NYPD officials.

Officers responded to the tussle and collared the alleged aggressor, a 39-year-old Queens man, at 5:42 am, according to a police account.

Get a job

A pair of gun-toting bandits held up a man on his way home from work on Centre Mall in the Red Hook Houses on Nov. 15,officers said.

The 34-year-old victim was between Henry and Clinton streets when the predatory pair approached and asked him if he had any marijuana on him, police stated.

When the man replied he did not, one of the no-goodniks flashed a silver handgun and forced him into the lobby of a public housing building, where the thieves relieved him of his jacket, a Galaxy 4 smartphone, and $78 in cash, the authorities reported.

— Noah Hurowitz

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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