Pickpocket swipes man’s cash in subway turnstile

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Wrong swipe

A sly thief asked an elderly straphangers for a MetroCard swipe at the Clinton Avenue subway station on May 15 — and then swiped money out of his pocket, cops reported.

The victim told police that he was entering the turnstile at the A and C train station near Washington Avenue at 5:30 am when a guy suddenly asked him for help.

“Can you help me?” the suspicious asked. “Let me come in with you.”

The man let him follow him in and then he realized that $20 in cash was missing out of his pocket, according to police.


A pair of marauders with conflicting robbery tactics stole a woman’s purse on Monument Walk on May 16, police said.

The victim told police that she was near Park Avenue at 10 pm when two men approached her. One of them demanded her property while the other one just ripped the bag out of her hands, the report notes.

They ran off with her pocketbook — which contained a wallet, identification, smartphone, and $80 in cash, she told cops.

Brutal attack

Cops cuffed a young man and young woman who they say beat a teenage girl with a broomstick on Lafayette Avenue on May 13.

The victim told police that she was between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street at 7:15 pm when a group of four people suddenly attacked her. Police say the suspects punched and kicked her, and one of them picked up a broken broomstick and beat her.

Police charged the two suspects with felony assault.

Surprise shot

Someone shot a man while he was inside the lobby of his Portland Avenue apartment building on May 15, according to a police report.

The victim told police he was in the lobby of his building between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street at 6:35 pm when he suddenly heard a shot and felt pain in his left leg.

Helping hand

A villain swiped a woman’s cellphone from her hand on Hudson Walk on May 14 — but a heroic do-gooder returned the stolen mobile to the damsel, said police.

The victim told police that she was near Navy Walk at 8:10 pm when a cad suddenly grabbed her phone from her hand. A good Samaritan who saw the incident told her he would help her get her phone back, according to a report.

She waited outside and the man came back a few minutes later with her phone, but it was missing its SIM card, she told police.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Ex Res from Clinton Hill says:
Crime and other mayhem in my old neighborhood.
May 24, 2015, 5:35 pm

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