Mugger leaves empty-handed after victim fights back

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

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A mugger walked off empty-handed after his mark fought him off on Greene Avenue on Dec. 28, cops said.

The victim, an 18-year-old woman, had just stepped off the B52 bus between Washington Avenue and St. James Place in Clinton Hill when the bandit attempted to yank the wallet from her left hand as she chatted on her cellphone, cops said.

Both mugger and victim hit the dirt and began tussling on the ground over the woman’s possessions, and eventually the impatient would-be thief gave up and scrammed, according to the authorities.

Bear hug

A brute attacked a woman at Myrtle Avenue on Dec. 22 and stole her cellphone, NYPD officials said.

The victim was on Adelphi Street near Myrtle Avenue at 9:20 pm when the ruffian came up behind her, bear-hugged her, and grabbed her cellphone from her jacket pocket, according to a report. The attacker then forced her under a parked car and ran off, police said.

The victim told cops she couldn’t tell them what the attacker looked like and that she had no desire to press charges should they bring in a suspect.


A rowdy customer hucked glassware at an employee of a chain restaurant on Flatbush Avenue Extension on Dec. 24, police said.

Workers at the eatery between Dekalb Avenue and Fulton Street in Fort Greene called police when a customer became irate and hurled his glass at the woman’s face around 6:55 pm, cops said.

The victim avoided injuries despite being struck in the face, and the no-goodnik took off, according to a report.

Breaking locks

A burglar swiped a pricey laptop from a Hall Street business sometime between Dec. 19 and 22, law enforcement officials said.

The owner of the business between Flushing and Park avenues in Clinton Hill reported that he left his shop locked for the weekend on Dec. 19, but when he returned at 9:50 am on Dec. 22, the locks were broken and a Dell Acer laptop was nowhere to be found, according to a report.

— Noah Hurowitz

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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