Villain chokes woman and steals phone

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90th Precinct



A violent punk attacked a woman and stole her smartphone on S. Ninth Street in broad daylight on July 10.

The victim told police she was near Bedford Avenue at 10:50 am when a guy demanded to see her phone. When the victim refused, the fiend put her in a chokehold.

“You were going to get hurt,” he told her, and then grabbed the phone out of her hand.

A slice of life

An angry man attacked his girlfriend’s son with a razor blade in a S. Second Street home on July 9, cops said.

The victim told police that he was at home between Roebling and Havemeyer streets at 1:40 am when he got into an argument with his mother’s boyfriend. The older man whipped out a razor and sliced the victim across his bicep before fleeing, police reported.

Lousy friends

A shady friend of a woman stole the her purse after the woman asked her to hold onto it for a few minutes at Grand Ferry Park on July 7.

The woman told police she was hanging out with friends near River and Grand streets at 12:30 am when she asked one of them to hold her pocketbook.

When she asked for the bag back a half an hour later, the friend said she no longer had it and ran away, cops said. The tote included the woman’s passport, credit card, debit card, library card, insurance card, Louis Vuitton wallet, and Six Flags season pass.

No getaway plan

A thief snatched a smartphone out of a teen’s hand on Grand Street on July 9 — but then smashed it when she chased him.

The victim told police that she was near Lorimer Street at 6 pm when a guy came up from behind her and grabbed her phone out of her right hand. The victim said she chased the thief down Lorimer Street and demanded her phone back. The nogoodnik yelled “Leave me alone” and then threw her phone in the air, smashing the screen, according to the police report.

He’s screwed

A man allegedly attacked a police officer with a screwdriver on Meserole Street on July 7, when he and another officer try to arrest him.

Cop said they were between Bushwick Avenue and Bushwick Place at 10:19 am because of reports of a man acting erratically. When they tried to apprehend the man, he whipped out a screwdriver and swung it at one of the officers, officials stated.

There were no injuries and the screwdriver wielding-man was taken to a psychiatric center, according to police.

At gunpoint

A trio of marauders held a man up at gunpoint and stole his property on Division Avenue on July 12.

The victim told police that he was standing between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue at 4:20 am when three guys walked up and pointed guns at him. They forced him to empty his pockets and got away with $1,800 in cash, a ring, his identification, credit cards, and smartphone, cops reported.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Matt from Greenpoint says:
Standing between Havemeyer and Marcy at 4:20 AM with $1,800 in cash. huh. bartender? drug dealer? trust funder?
July 16, 2015, 3:48 pm

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