Brute punches kid while trying to steal his phone

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Hit and run

A goon bashed a kid as he was trying to steal his phone on Clermont Avenue on May 17.

The victim told police he and his brother were strolling home from middle school near Greene Avenue at 3:30 pm when the lout came up from behind and said, “Run your pockets.”

Authorities said the nogoodnik then stuck his hands in the victim’s pockets and pulled out an iPhone. The jerk handed the phone back to his victim and demanded, “Put in the password or I’ll knock you out.”

When the victim didn’t give in, the cretin punched him in the face, giving him a swollen lip. A report said the weasel fled towards Greene Avenue, but didn’t take the phone.


A snake tried to hold up a Myrtle Avenue bank on May 18 but was foiled by an alarm.

A report said the scoundrel went into the financial institution near Vanderbilt Avenue at 8:56 am, passed a note to the teller, and told her to hurry up and pass the money. The teller then activated a silent alarm and the thief took the note back and fled, according to authorities.

Turn down

Some scalawag broke into guy’s car while it was parked overnight on Carlton Avenue on May 18 and stole his stereo equipment.

Authorities said the man parked his car near Park Avenue at 7:30 pm and when he returned the next day at 8 am, he discovered a looter had shattered his rear driver-side window.

Park punch

A jerk punched a woman and stole her phone as she was on Greene Avenue on May 16.

Police said the nogoodnik went up to her near Washington Avenue at 4:45 pm and took her phone. The cad fled in an unknown direction and dropped the phone on Washington Avenue.

The 35-year-old woman went to Brooklyn Hospital for the pain, bruising, and swelling on her left eye.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Joey from Clinton Hills says:
Have the 88th detectives determined if the phone thief/puncher on Greene Ave. on May 16th is the same person as the phone thief/puncher on May 17th?
May 25, 2016, 10:48 am

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