Dastardly duo robs lady of two cellphones at gunpoint

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Double trouble

Cops cuffed a lowlife who they say robbed a woman of two phones at gunpoint as she walked down Clinton Street on Feb. 20.

The 18-year-old gunman, accompanied by another, unidentified goon, aimed a silver firearm at the 19-year-old victim’s head between Bush and Centre streets at 10:20 pm and stole two phones from her pocket, according to police. The suspect was arrested the next day on Henry Street between Mill Street and Centre Mall at 11:54 am.

Cops are still looking for the perp’s partner who they say stands about 5-feet-7 and was wearing blue jeans and a blue coat during the robbery.

Conned Edison

A scammer posing as a Con Edison bill collector bilked a lady out of her money by threatening to cut off the electricity to her apartment on First Street on Feb. 20, cops said.

The woman, who lives between Smith and Hoyt streets, got a 3 pm call from the chiseler who told her to pay her power bill with a prepaid cash card, or else, according to a police report. The victim ponied up $200, cops said.

Drink and dash

A drunken delinquent stiffed the cab driver who dropped her off at an apartment on Union Street on Feb. 23, cops said.

The sloshed blonde lady left the taxi between Hoyt and Bond streets at 3:40 am and refused to pay her $21.50 fare, according to police.

Chain of tools

A band of burglars stole a smattering of tools from a storage room on Henry Street on Feb. 18, cops said.

The prowlers pried open the basement door of the house near West Ninth Street and took two tool bags, copper fittings, a pipe wrench, hammer, screwdriver, and other gizmos sometime between 9 am and 10:25 am, according to police.

— Megan Riesz

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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