Crook swipes woman’s cellphone out of her hand

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Snatch and run

A wily robber snatched a cellphone out of the hand of a woman about to walk into the Classon Avenue subway station on March 11.

The victim told police that she was heading into the subway station at Lafayette Avenue at 2:30 pm with her phone in her hand. The man suddenly ran up to her, grabbed the device out of her hand, and ran down Classon Avenue, according to the police report.

Revenge robbery

Cops cuffed a man who they said attacked his friend and stole her cellphone on Downing Street on March 16.

The victim told police that she got into an argument with her friend inside her apartment between Gates and Putnam avenues at 8:30 am. Police say the man choked the woman, threatened her with a knife, and then grabbed her cellphone out of her jacket.

When the victim tried to get her phone back, the suspect bit her on the hand and ran away, according to a police report. Police arrested the man and charged him with robbery and assault.

Too fancy

A robber with good taste attacked a woman on Greene Avenue on March 18 and made off with her cash and designer clothes and accessories.

The woman told police that she was between Classon and Grand avenues at 11:15 pm when a man suddenly came up behind her and grabbed her purse off her left shoulder.

The woman struggled with the robber, and he threw her to the ground. The man got away with cash, her Jimmy Choo shoes, a Celine handbag, and two phones.

Punch and run

A man was arrested for beating an elderly man in a Flatbush Avenue Extension store on Feb. 27, police reported.

The victim told police that he was in a retail building between Dekalb Avenue and Fulton Street at 11:01 am when a young guy suddenly punched him in the face and then ran away. Police charged the man with assault.

Reckless riding

Cops cuffed a teenager who they found riding a stolen Citi Bike on N. Portland Avenue on Aug. 16, 2014.

According to the police report filed this week, police saw the teen riding the blue bike on the sidewalk between Myrtle and Park avenues at 1:20 am in August of last year. When the teen saw the police, he jumped off the bicycle and ran, officers reported. The cops caught up to him, and he told him that the bike was stolen, according to the police report.

Police arrested the teen and charged him with grand larceny.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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