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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Dead serious

A star-crossed lady whaled on a mourner outside a funeral home on Court Street on Feb. 7, cops said.

The 57-year-old victim told police she was leaving a funeral service near Sackett Street around 9:15 pm when the 43-year-old assailant came up to her, yelled, “Are you still with him?” and hit her several times in the head and upper body, knocking her over.

The suspect was wearing black cowboy boots and an overcoat, cops said.

Frenemies

A meanie was arrested for assaulting his friend in an apartment complex on Columbia Street on Feb. 4, cops said.

The 43-year-old jerk visited the victim’s digs near Degraw Street around 1:40 pm and demanded money, cops said. The victim refused, at which point the bully threw him on the bed. The victim tried to defend himself with a pocket knife, but the suspect snatched it away, supposedly yelling, “If you fight me, you better kill me!”

Cops later cuffed the friend-turned-foe, who they say had a crack pipe on him.

Hit and run

Cops cuffed a guy who they say punched another guy in the face on Richards Street on Feb. 8, cops said.

The men were arguing near Hamilton Street around 2:15 pm when the 35-year-old walloped the victim, according to a sergeant. The bruiser, who was found with a knife, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and assault, cops said.

No child’s play

Police arrested two teens who they say stole a woman’s iPhone on Fourth Place on Feb. 4.

The 60-year-old victim was near Smith Street on her way to pick up her child from school around 2:45 pm when a terrible trio approached her from behind, snatched her iPhone, and fled, cops said.

Two of the thieves — both 16 years old — were arrested, but the third remains at large, cops said.

Back to reality

A crook ransacked a woman’s apartment on Union Street on Feb. 4, cops said.

The 44-year-old woman left her digs near Columbia Street at 11:58 am and, when she returned at 7:30 pm, she started to watch television, police reported. After about an hour, she realized that someone had broken into the apartment while she was gone and taken her HP laptop, engagement ring, calculator, silver link bracelets, and about 16 valuables, including $500 in cash, according to authorities.

The criminal could have entered the apartment through the fire escape, cops said.

Ice scheme

A burglar broke into an ice cream truck parked in garage on Sackett Street sometime between Nov. 28 and Feb. 4, police said.

The 47-year-old truck owner parked the white Chevy near Van Brunt Street back on Nov. 28 and, when he returned, he found the door lock broken, cops reported. About $100 worth of property was stolen, they said.

Scarfed up

A fashion plate stole a scarf from a boutique on Smith Street on Feb. 7, cops said.

The crook took off with the cashmere shawl from the shop near Butler Street around 4:30 pm, according to a 40-year-old worker.

— Megan Riesz

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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