Fleet-footed bandit snatches woman’s iPhone and flees

Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–Dumbo–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Phone plunder

Some weasel snatched a woman’s iPhone from her hand as she was walking out of York Street station on Oct. 5.

The lady had just gotten off the F train and was strolling home by Pearl Street at 11:35 pm when the jerk grabbed her phone and fled, she told police.

Missing sound

Authorities are searching for a thief who lifted four professional-quality microphones from a Pearl Street studio overnight on Oct. 7.

The owner of the space near Front Street told police he locked up at 3 pm and went home. He then returned the next day at noon and found that his $400 EV microphone, $100 Shure microphone, and two pricey McCormick microphones had been stolen, cops said.

A train attack

Cops are hunting for a man who attacked a woman after he unsuccessfully tried to rob her on a Manhattan-bound A train on Oct 3.

The lady boarded the train by Willoughby Street at 6 pm and the creep approached her from behind, attempting to steal her purse, she told cops. He was unable to remove the bag and punched her on the right shoulder then tried to steal her watch from her left wrist but was again unsuccessful and fled, according to a report.

Tea toss

A punk threw a glass iced tea bottle at a worker’s head after the pair got into an argument in a Livingston Street pizza place on Oct. 6.

The victim told police the nogoodnik entered the establishment by Hoyt Street at 9:10 pm, took a glass Snapple bottle, and started arguing with him. The lout then paid for the drink and proceeded to hurl the projectile at his head, cutting it, according to a report.


Police arrested a woman who allegedly tried to steal $1,219 of makeup from a Joralemon Street store on Oct. 7.

A worker in the shop near Court Street saw the lady trying to put the items in her bag at 6:55 pm and leave without paying for them, authorities said.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 5:54 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: