Subway dancer tries to steal straphanger’s phone

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Dirty dancing

A dancing derelict punched a guy in the face while trying to grab his phone on an A train near Hoyt Street on Jan. 4.

The victim told police he was on the Manhattan-bound train traveling between Nostrand Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn stations at 4:18 pm when the prima ballerina and three friends and started dancing.

He wasn’t interested in the free show, however, and was scrolling through his phone instead. The dancer then announced, “Anyone who isn’t paying attention, suck my d---” and grabbed the unsuspecting victim’s phone, said reports.

The pair struggled over the cell, and the nogoodnik punched the victim in the face amidst the skirmish, police said.

But the victim came out victorious and the gang of boogying bandits got off the train at Hoyt-Schermerhorn and fled, according to police.

Subway sneak

A thief stole a woman’s phone on the subway as she was headed Downtown on Jan. 6.

The woman said she boarded a Brooklyn-bound train on the 2 or 3 line in Manhattan at 9 am, but by the time she reached the Borough Hall stop, she realized her phone was missing from her bag. The phone was tracked to a Brownsville community center, according to police.

Treasure to trash

Some barfly stole a woman’s bag as she was sitting at the bar of a Fourth Avenue pub on Jan. 6.

The victim told cops she draped her bag on the back of her stool at the watering hole near Bergen Street at 8 pm, and covered it with her coat.

But when she went to fetch something from her purse, it was gone. All was not lost, though — she tracked her iPhone to a trash can on Warren Street, police said.

Smash and dash

A goon broke into a car parked on Livingston Street on Jan. 5 and stole an assortment of goods from the vehicle.

The victim said she parked her car near Bond Street at 11:15 pm, but when she returned at 1:10 am the next day, she found her front passenger-side window smashed and her wallet, headphones, credit cards, and bag of clothes missing form inside.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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