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Cops are looking for two 17-year-olds who they say beat up and robbed another teen on Hoyt Street on March 24.
The 15-year-old victim told police he was at the corner of Bergen Street at 2:30 pm on his way home from school when two guys grabbed him from behind. One of the punks started punching him in face and told him to “run his pockets,” police said. The kid coughed over his cellphone and a Michael Kors watch, before being thrown to the grown and kicked by the two tough guys, cops said.
A 15-year-old girl was attacked by a group of five teenage girls in McLaughlin Park on March 27.
The victim told police she was in the park near the intersection of Jay Street and Cathedral Place at 3 pm on her way home from school when the girls surrounded her. The mean girls attacked the victim, leaving her with scratches on her face and a bump on the head, according to the police report.
Cops cuffed a 15-year-old who they say snatched another teen’s phone in front of an Adams Street school on March 25.
The victim, also 15, told police he was standing between Fulton and Johnson streets at 2:40 pm when he pulled his phone out his pocket. The suspect snagged the phone and ran, but was stopped by a guidance counselor before he got very far, police said.
Quick bandits struck in two separate subway station incidents this week. Here’s how they stack up:
• Cops are after a pick-pocket who struck on a Coney Island-bound N train on March 25.
The 24-year-old victim told cops a goon bumped into her as the train was pulling into the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station at 6:20 pm, and took off onto the crowded platform. She went to pull her phone out of jacket pocket a few minutes later, and it was gone, police said.
• Someone snagged a 43-year-old woman’s purse from her shoulder as the train doors shut at the Dekalb Avenue station on March 28, police said.
The woman was riding in a Brighton Beach-bound B train at 1 am, when the goon grabbed her purse and jumped off the train just as the doors were shutting, police said. The woman told cops the bag had $600 in cash, plus debit and credit cards, and her cellphone.
Police are on the lookout for a 26-year-old man who they said robbed a Smith Street grocery store clerk at gunpoint on March 26.
The 37-year-old clerk told cops the guy came into the store, between Dean and Bergen streets, at 4 am wearing a black jacket, a hoodie, and a face mask. He pointed a silver gun at the worker and told him to put all the money and his cellphone in a bag, police said.
The victim did what he was told and handed over the bag, before being marched to the bathroom by the stick-up man, who fled the scene on foot, according to reports. The victim was unharmed and the thief made off with $400 and the clerk’s cellphone, cops said.
A group of guys taunted a 32-year-old man, cursing him and using racial epitaphs before stealing his wallet in Brooklyn Heights on March 21, cops said.
The victim told authorities he was walking on Pierrepont Street between Clinton Street and Cadman Plaza West at 10:30 am when four men approached him.
“What are you doing here, white boy?” one of them asked, according to the report. Another member of the group cursed and called him “cracker,” the report said. The petrified victim forked over his wallet when one of the tough guys told him to, cops said.
Someone snagged a 30-year-old woman’s purse from a Fulton Street shoe store on March 24, authorities said.
The woman told police she left her bag on a chair while she was trying on shoes in the store between Lawrence and Bridge streets at 1 pm, and when she returned, the bag was gone. She said the Frank Sarto bag contained $600 in cash, a tablet, and debit and credit cards.
A thug busted down the door of an apartment on State Street on March 28 — and stole a laptop.
The 47-year-old victim told cops he left the building, between Third and Flatbush avenues, at 8:45 am. When he came back three hours later, the deed had been done, cops said.
A gang of toughs rolled off with a man’s motorcycle from a Gold Street garage on March 27.
The victim had been trying to sell his 2006 Yamaha on Craigslist, and met with the two men the day before it was stolen from the garage between Concord and Tillary streets, according to the police report.
The guys did not buy the bike, but the garage manager saw them come back the next day at 1:35 pm and roll it into a blue truck, cops said.
Police are looking for a 36-year-old woman who they said stole the tools out of a man’s car after they got into a car accident near the intersection of Schermerhorn and Bond streets on March 21.
The 37-year-old victim told police the accident happened at 9:20 am, and when he realized he did not have his driver’s license, he left on foot to go look for it, handing his keys over to the woman to show that he would come back. When he returned he found his tools — which included a full toolbox, two circular saws, and a drill — missing from his car, according to the report.
The woman told him she had the tools, and that he would not get them back unless he paid for the damage to her vehicle, cops said. He did not agree, and the lady took off, the report said.
— Matthew Perlman
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