Gunmen nab phone in Willow Place stickup

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Heights stickup

Two crooks robbed a man at gunpoint on Willow Place on June 27.

The victim told police one thief stuck a gun in his face and demanded cash near Joralemon streets at 9:08 p.m., while the other snuck up from behind and turned out his pockets.

The crooks nabbed his phone and headphones before bolting towards Middagh Street, according to police.

Wet Swipe

A goon squad slapped a guy with a wet shirt and robbed him on Pacific Street on June 30.

The victim told cops that the five brutes grabbed him, nabbed $100 in cash from his pocket, and hit him in the ear with a wet T-shirt before escaping to the Atlantic Avenue subway station at Fourth Avenue at 1 p.m.


Thieves nabbed sodas from a street vendor Flatbush Avenue Extension on June 24, before nailing him the head with his own merchandise.

The victim told police that he was putting his canned drinks in the cooler of his food cart when the scalawags snatched 10 juice bottles and sprinted towards DeKalb Avenue at 1 a.m., one delinquent clocking him with a can as they fled.

Paramedics brought the victim to Brooklyn Hospital for treatment of a cut to his forehead from the airborne soft drink.

Phone filcher

Police arrested a man for allegedly stealing a guy’s phone on Schermerhorn Street on June 25.

The victim told cops he was chilling at a playground between Nevins Street and Third Avenue when the suspect waltzed up, asked him for a smoke, and then snatched his phone at around 7:30 p.m.

When victim demanded his phone back, the man pulled out a pocket knife and snarled “Back up, I’m not playing — it’s my phone,” according to police.

The victim followed the guy for a couple of blocks to the corner of St. Felix Street and Hanson Place, where police cuffed him, according to the authorities.

Pepper please!

Some wacko clocked a pizza guy with a pepper shaker at a Willoughby Street dollar-slice vendor on June 29.

The victim told police that he become embroiled in a shouting match with two unruly customers at the discount pizzeria near Jay Street at 4:22 p.m., when one of the grabbed the spice dispenser and nailed him in back of his head.

The victim checked in to Cobble Hill hospital for treatment, where he required stitches, cops said.


A knife-wielding maniac attacked a cyclist on Gold Street on June 30.

The victim told police that he was on his bike when the reprobate hurled him to the street and started stabbing — leaving him with a small cut to his face and a puncture wound on his body — at Johnson Street at 6:30 p.m.


Wretches hurled a CitiBike at a woman in Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 30.

The victim told cops she was sleeping on a bench when the four guys threw the city’s ubiquitous blue bike at her near the corner of Furman Street and Bridge Park Drive at 5:20 a.m.

— Kevin Duggan

Posted 12:00 am, July 3, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Andrew Porter from Brooklyn Heights says:
"Two crooks robbed a man at gunpoint on Willow Place...before bolting towards Middagh Street.." Willow Place is south of Joralemon Street. Willow STREET is in the north of Bklyn Hgts, and intersects Middagh Street.
July 3, 2019, 11:19 am

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