Train robbers take man’s phone in subway car

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

C-rook train

Three rascals robbed a man on a Manhattan-bound C train as it departed from the Franklin Avenue stop on Oct. 26.

The victim told police that he had just boarded the train at the station near Fulton Street at 1:25 pm when the trio attacked him. One of the brigands held him down, while the other two snatched the cellphone from his hands and darted out past the closing doors, cops said.

Bad call

Cops busted two 16-year-old girls for their alleged part in brutal attack on a woman on Emerson Place on Oct. 31.

The victim told police that she was near Willoughby Avenue at 10:30 pm when the suspects and an accomplice jumped her. The trio allegedly beat her mercilessly, before one of them grabbed her phone and fled, cops said.


Two sweet-toothed shoplifters looted Starburst candies from a Myrtle Avenue variety store on Nov. 1, and then threatened a man’s life when he spoke up about it.

The victim told police he was inside the store between Adelphi Street and Clermont Avenue at 4:30 pm when he spotted the miscreants filling their pockets with the chewy treat and make for the door.

When the victim attempted to intervene, the crooks uttered the chilling threat and made off with their ill-gotten goodies, cops said.

Achilles heel

An unknown gunman shot an 18-year-old man on Flatbush Avenue on Oct. 26.

The victim told police he was near DeKalb Avenue at 6:09 pm when someone fired off a round, striking him in his left ankle.

Tea time

Cops busted a man who they say threw insults — along with scalding tea — at another fellow inside a Dekalb Avenue maternity ward on Oct. 31.

The victim told police that he was inside the hospital between Adelphi and Fort Greene places at 8:45 am when the suspect began throwing a temper tantrum.

After the victim asked him to leave, the man became irate and hurled a cup of hot tea in his direction, catching the man’s right ear with the hot herbal brew, cops said.

Seam less

A snake looted a Dekalb Avenue diner on the night of Oct. 25, taking a tablet device.

Workers locked up the eatery between S. Elliott Place and S. Portland Avenue at 10 pm, and returned at around 10:30 am the next day to find that the lock on a side door busted, and their digital tablet — which the business used to process orders over the Seamless food delivery app — poached.

Trailer trash

A thief pinched a laptop from a construction trailer parked off Waverly Avenue on Oct. 26.

The victim told police that he left the trailer between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue at 12:30 am and returned later that same morning to find the lock had been removed and his trusty Dell laptop nabbed.

Open window theory

An opportunistic pirate ran off with a man’s iPad he left in his van that he parked on Waverly Avenue — with one window open — on Oct. 29.

The victim told police he left his vehicle between Greene and Gates avenues at 11:30 am and wasn’t gone a half-hour before returning to a raided van.

Asleep at the handle

A sneak made off with a man’s bicycle after he fell asleep on a bench on Ashland Place on Oct. 31.

The victim told police that he passed out on the bench between DeKalb Avenue and Fulton Street at 8:45 pm with his bike beside him. He awoke about 45 minutes later to find his two-wheeler was now missing, police said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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