Baddies steal ride-share driver’s money on phone

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

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Robbers stole money from a ride-share driver on Prince Street on April 22.

The bad guys were in the car between Gold and Tillary streets at 11 p.m. when one grabbed the driver’s phone and accessed his weekly earnings, then syphoned the money to his own bank account, police said.

Meanwhile, the second scoundrel prevented the victim from retrieving his phone before the two baddies fled the vehicle, according to authorities.


Police arrested two men who they say cut a person on Furman Street on April 23.

The two men allegedly slashed the victim’s right hand with a knife and then punched and kicked the victim near Brooklyn Bridge Park around 5:45 p.m., according to police.

All just a scam

A con artist scammed more than $18,000 from a man near Livingston Street on April 25.

The malefactor called the victim at 10:45 a.m. near Smith Street and Boerum Place and posed as a representative from the social security office, police said.

According to police, the wretch told the victim they needed to pay or else U.S. marshalls would arrest them.

The victim mailed $18,800 in cash to an address in Texas before realizing it was a scam, cops said.

Bus burglar

A rat swiped cash from a person riding a bus on Smith Street on April 27.

The punk snatched the money out of the victim’s hand and ran off the bus down Schermerhorn Street around 10 p.m., police said.

Nasty robbers

Two villians robbed a man on Nassau Street on April 27.

The scoundrels announced to the victim, “We gonna rob you,” as he walked toward Bridge and Duffield Street at 8:40 p.m., according to police.

The crooks punched the victim and threw him to the ground before they grabbed his iPhone and electric cigarette, police said.

—Natallie Rocha

Updated 9:30 am, May 1, 2019
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