Menacing thieves threaten woman for cash

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown


A pair of thieves stole $500 a woman who had just withdrawn from an automated teller machine on Flatbush Avenue on Nov. 7.

The woman told police she withdrew the cash from the bank near Fulton Avenue at 1:50 pm and was waiting to cross the street. She was approached by two men from behind and one demanded that she “Give me your money,” while the other placed a sharp object to her back, cops said.

The other goon snatched the money from her hand and fled, said authorities.

Bashed and snatched

A knave literally ripped off a kid’s chain on Adams Street on Nov. 2.

The kid was near Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard headed to class at 7:10 am when the goon hit him in the back of the head, snatched the jewelry from around his neck, and fled, officials said.

Crust punks

A pizza delivery guy got more than he bargained for on Nov. 4, when a group of rustlers blinded him and pilfered his pie while he was on the way to a delivery on Nassau Street.

The victim told police he was on his way to a drop off at 10:05 pm when a gaggle of goons pepper-sprayed him in the face, stole the pizza, and fled. He said he did not receive cash or a tip for the $27 order.


A rascal caused a scuffle in a Fulton Street beauty store on Nov. 6 when he tried to walk out with a pair of earrings he hadn’t paid for.

The guy purchased one pair of earrings from the shop Hanover Place at 6:03 pm, but then tried to sneak another set into his bag, police said. An employee tried to stop the guy, but was met with a punch, according to the report.

Then, the maniac cracked a glass bottle over the victim’s head and fled, said cops.

Dude, where’s my car?

Someone made off with a guy’s new car after he parked it on York Street on Nov. 4.

The victim told police he legally parked his fresh set of wheels near Gold Street at 10:30 pm. When he returned to his vehicle at 11 pm the next day, it had disappeared.

Cold call

A nogoodnik snatched a phone from a man waiting at a Fourth Avenue subway station in the early hours of Nov. 8.

The victim was standing in the middle of the D platform at the station near Pacific Street at 1:40 am when the miscreant came from behind and grabbed the phone out of his hands, according to a police report.

The ruffian then slapped the glasses off the victim’s face and ran off, police said.


A pair of louts attacked a taxi driver on Livingston Street on Nov. 8.

Police say the driver was stopped at a light near Court Street at 10:05 pm when two guys approached him. One of the pair then attempted to punch the driver while snatching his wallet and bag before running off, according to the report.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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