Razor-wielding thieves nab man’s wallet

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Razor sharp

Some louts robbed a guy on Orange Street on July 24.

The victim told cops that the ne’er-do-wells walked up to him with a box cutter and demanded he hand over his wallet at Hicks Street just before 1 a.m.

The man obliged and the villains made a run for it towards Cranberry Street, according to cops.

Sworn to scam

A charlatan scammed a woman Downtown on July 23.

The victim told police that someone called her office line at a MetroTech Center bank near Gold Street from a number belonging to a Queens police precinct, where a man on the other end claimed her identification had been stolen for drug trafficking and that she needed to wire over $23,000 at 11:30 a.m.

The hoaxer told the woman that if she didn’t pay them they would dispatch police to arrest her, so she transferred the money but later realized that she had been duped, according to the authorities.!

A thief robbed an elderly man she met on a date at Clark Street on July 25.

The victim told cops that he met the woman on the dating site before inviting her over to his digs for the night between Cadman Plaza W. and Henry Street at 3 p.m.

When he woke up the next morning he noticed that the scoundrel had left and pocketed $100 and his credit card, which she made several purchases with before he canceled it with his bank, according to the authorities.

Purse pinched

A sneak nabbed a woman’s purse on Hoyt Street on July 26.

The victim told cops she was waiting to pick up her food at a Chinese restaurant between State Street and Atlantic Avenue when the bandit grabbed the bag from her walker at 1:10 p.m.

— Kevin Duggan

Posted 12:00 am, July 31, 2019
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