Thief gobbles up $500 worth of candy bars

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Not so sweet

A sweet-toothed swindler took hundreds of dollars worth of candy bars from a van parked on Atlantic Avenue on Feb. 23.

The driver parked his vehicle near S. Elliott Place at 10:30 am and when he came back, he found the lock on the rear door was broken and $500 worth of the confections were missing, cops said.

The victim spotted a man nearby and started to follow him, but the suspicious character turned around and pulled out a knife, according to a police report. The victim told police he then became scared and ran away from the mysterious intruder.

Spitting mad

A punk tried to rob a guy then spat on his face on Flatbush Avenue Extension on Feb. 24.

The victim told authorities he was near Willoughby Street at 3 pm when the lout approached him and demanded he empty his pockets, threatening that he had a knife.

When the baddie didn’t display any type of blade, the victim refused to hand over his property, and the goon spit in victim’s face in retaliation, police said.

Missed target

Some crook tried to bully a guy into handing over his money on St. James Place on Feb. 27, but he ultimately failed, receiving little more than a “No.”

The victim said he was between Green and Gates avenues at 8:30 am when the nogoodnik approached him and demanded he hand over his cash. When the guy refused, the wannabe robber tried to strike him in the face, but missed, police said.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Joey from Clinton Hills says:
"Show me the gun!" or I'm not emptying my pockets!
March 3, 2016, 6:22 pm

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