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A thug with a switchblade robbed three 12-year-old boys on Nostrand Avenue on Jan. 17, taking $100 off the trio.
The pre-adolescents were hanging out near Avenue S at 2:33 pm when the suspect approached and flashed his weapon.
“Where’s the money,” he asked before yanking a wad of cash from one of the victim’s hands and running off.
Cops say a young couple jumped a 17-year-old on Voorhies Avenue on Jan. 20, taking his iPhone 4.
The victim said he was nearing E. 18th Street at 9:40 pm when the suspects attacked, punching him in the face until he gave up his Smartphone.
Cops arrested a man and a woman a short time later, charging them with robbery.
A pair of thugs raided the Wing Ling Restaurant on Avenue R on Jan. 19, taking $300 and a kitchen knife.
Workers at the store between Haring and Nostrand avenues said they were taking orders at 10:45 pm when the suspects ran behind the counter. One of the men grabbed a knife on the counter and threatened an employee while the second suspect jammed his hand inside his pocket as if he had a gun.
The thieves emptied the till and ran out of the store to an awaiting silver Nissan Altima, witnesses told police.
Cops arrested two men who they said attacked a cab driver who had brought them to E. 18th Street on Jan. 23.
The cabbie said he had let them off between Avenues T and U at 9:50 pm when one of them said, “You know what’s going on.”
Second later, the two men allegedly pummelled the cabbie, taking both his wallet and cellphone.
Cops arrested them a short time later.
A crew of teenage girls jumped a 17-year-old near Nostrand Avenue on Jan. 18, taking $1,500 in property, according to cops.
The victim said she was near Avenue X at 3 pm while on her way to her friend’s house when she was jumped.
The girls allegedly took her Gucci bag and $800.
Cops arrested a 17-year-old suspect a short time later, charging her with robbery.
Two thugs allegedly attacked a Chinese food delivery man making a drop off on Avenue W on Jan. 19.
The victim told police that he had just entered an apartment building between Batchelder and Bragg streets when one of the suspects grabbed him from behind, putting him in a choke hold.
The second suspect punched him in the face, robbing him of $200.
Cops arrested a man a short time later, charging him with robbery.
Police arrested a 46-year-old woman who they said tried to stab an EMT treating her on Kings Highway on Jan. 20.
The paramedic was working on the woman at 9:20 pm near E. 16th Street when she allegedly pulled a knife from inside her jacket and lashed out at the EMT.
Cops stopped her before she could hurt the paramedic, charging her with attempted assault.
A thief dressed as a construction worker broke into an Ocean Parkway apartment on Jan. 23, taking more than $6,000 in cash and jewelry.
The 59-year-old tenant said that someone picked the front lock to her apartment between Avenue P and Quentin Road sometime after 3 pm.
Her neighbors saw nothing suspicious — save for the guy dressed in a yellow vest and hard hat wandering around the hallway.
A thief broke into the Rose Bakery on Kings Highway on Jan. 20, taking $50.
Workers at the bread shop between E. Seventh and E. Eighth streets said that someone chucked a Master Lock through their window sometime before 1:30 am, crawled through the hole he created, and emptied the till.
Cops arrested a trio of burglars who they said were found rooting around the basement of an Ocean Avenue apartment building on Jan. 21.
Employees of the building between Avenues S and T saw the theft in progress at 11 am and immediately called police, who arrested the three without incident.
A thief rappelled into Downtown’s on Avenue U on Jan. 15, but didn’t take anything.
Workers at the store near Bedford Avenue said that someone cut a hole into the roof and lowered himself into the boutique sometime after closing at 6:30 pm.
The thief forced his way into several locked rooms, but didn’t take anything, workers said.
— Thomas TracyReach reporter Thomas Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (718) 260-2525.
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