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94th Precinct

Greenpoint–Northside

Squeezed

A shark tricked a man into hugging him so he could pick his pocket on Lorimer Street on May 20.

The victim was crossing Frost Street at 11:15 pm when the perp approached him and said, “You don’t recognize me? You don’t remember me?” according to the report.

The weasel then embraced the victim, grabbed the guy’s phone from his front left shirt pocket, and fled, the report said.

Three’s a crowd

A ruffian inserted himself into an argument on Sixth Street on May 20 by smashing one of the squabblers in the head with a bottle, police said.

Two people were locked in a heated debate near Wythe Avenue around 1:30 am when a stranger approached and hit one of the quarrelers in the face with the glass bottle, causing a laceration, police said.

He then fled toward Wythe Avenue, while the victim was taken to a nearby hospital, according to a report.

On the prowl

Sneaks hit up a Wythe Avenue club on May 15, swiping one woman’s wallet and another’s cellphone.

A weasel lifted a woman’s wallet from her purse at the hotspot near N. 12th Street around 9 pm, a police report said.

The victim said she was wearing her purse with the zipper open, and noticed the wallet was missing when she went to get her cellphone, the report said.

Several hours later, someone stole another woman’s phone out of her purse while she was busting a move at 1 am, cops reported.

Police said the second victim was drunk when she reported the crime three hours later, so she could not give a serial number at the time.

Dinner’s on her

Someone swiped a Metropolitan Avenue woman’s wallet on May 16 and used her credit card for a junk-food fix, a police report said.

The victim, who lives near Union Avenue, is unsure of when her wallet disappeared, but she got an alert that someone had used her card for a $10 feast at a fast food outlet at 7:15 pm, police said.

— Tatiana Hernandez

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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