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Cops break up scary stick-up on Smith

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Scary stick-ups

Cops cuffed a pair of muggers who allegedly threatened to shoot a victim and innocent bystanders on Jan. 7 if she didn’t withdraw $500 from an ATM and hand over the cash.

The suspects confronted the victim on Smith Street between Warren and Baltic streets at 3:30 pm and pressed a metal object against her ribs, investigators say.

“If you don’t want to get hurt go in the bank and get $500,” one of the perps said, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office. “And if you try anything I will shoot the whole bank.”

The victim then saw one of the assailants retrieve a semi-automatic pistol from behind a black Ford Explorer.

Cops managed to break up the terrifying encounter and arrested two suspects, aged 33 and 27.

Dropped call

Police nabbed a 17-year-old accused of stealing an iPhone from the counter of a Chinese restaurant on New Year’s Day — and officers say the suspect would have gotten away with it if he hadn’t littered minutes later.

The suspect snatched an iPhone in a distinctive pink case, which had been left on the counter of the eatery near the corner of Second Place, at around 6:15 pm, investigators allege.

At 6:32 pm, a cop confronted the suspect after allegedly spotting him chucking a gum wrapper on the ground at the corner of Henry and Coles streets, just six blocks away.

The officer recovered the iPhone and the pink case — the teen admitted grabbing inside the restaurant, according to prosecutors’ filings.

Computer caper

A teenager stole four laptops from a Hoyt Street school at some point between Nov. 8 and Jan. 3, cops claim.

Four Acer computers and one charger vanished from a classroom in the building between Butler and Douglass streets.

Cops apprehended a 17-year-old suspect and claim they found him carrying two of the computers, and recovered the other devices in his home, documents from the District Attorney’s office indicate.

Slugged on Smith

A pugilist repeatedly punched a man in the face at the corner of Smith and Wyckoff streets just four hours into 2013.

The assailant repeatedly struck the victim with a closed fist, leaving him with bruises, swelling, and chipped teeth, prosecutors say.

Police arrested a 26-year-old suspect charged with assault, menacing, and harassment.

— Ben Muessig

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