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Gunmen make off with $150,000

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Huge haul

Three thugs robbed an employee of a bank machine company as he was restocking the cash in a Joralemon Street machine on June 6, making off $150,000, police said.

The owner of the company and a worker were on Joralemon between Columbia Place and Furman Street at 12:20 am, and the worker was carrying two plastic bags of money, according to a police report. The three guys pulled up in a black Lincoln LS and two guys got out, one with a silver hand gun who said, “Hey, what up?” the report says.

The worker dropped the bags and the gunman grabbed them before running down Columbia Place towards Hicks Street and firing a round as he ran, cops said. The other guy ran down Joralemon towards Hicks, and the car took off down Columbia Place towards State Street, police said.

Dicey in Dumbo

Authorities are after a 23-year-old who they say assaulted a man with a knife on Old Fulton Street on June 1.

The 29-year-old victim told police he was between Elizabeth Place and Water Street at 11:30 pm when a guy he has previously argued with got out of a black Jeep Cherokee and started yelling, “Get out of here m----- ------.”

Then the guy punched the victim in the face and swung a knife at him, cutting him on the right middle finger, cops said. The sharp assailant jumped in his car after the slashing and drove away, police said.

Motorbike burglary

Police are looking for a couple of quick culprits who stole an electric bike from Lawrence Street on June 2.

The 36-year-old bike owner told cops he locked his ride to a light pole between Fulton and Willoughby streets at 4:30 pm. A surveillance camera shows two guys clipping the lock 15 minutes later, and one walking off while the other rode away, according to a police report.

Small reward

Someone broke in to a Smith Street apartment on June 2 and only took a small music player, police said.

The 31-year-old victim told cops he left the pad between Bergen and Wyckoff streets at 9:30 am, and when he returned at 2 pm, the front door was busted, but a small portable music player was the only thing missing.

Book ’em

A sneak snatched a purse from the back of a chair in a Court Street bookstore on June 2, cops said.

A 23-year-old woman was reading a book in the store between Schermerhorn and State streets at 3:05 pm when someone grabbed the bag and ran, according to a police report.

The bag contained $65 in cash, debit and credit cards, and some keys, the reports says.


A bad-mannered biker snatched a woman’s purse as she walked with her daughter on Gold Street on June 3, police said.

The 40-year-old mom told authorities she was walking with her kid between Myrtle Avenue and Johnson Street at 7:30 am. A guy rode up to them on a CitiBike, grabbed the purse off of the woman’s shoulder, and rode away on Myrtle Avenue towards Navy Street, authorities said.

The woman told cops the bag contained $3,000 in cash.

Bad deal

Someone stole a woman’s wallet from her purse while she shopped in a department store on Fulton Street on June 4, according to authorities.

The victim told cops she hung the purse from her baby stroller while she was shopping between Lawrence and Bridge streets at 10:40 am, and when she turned around to checkout some clothes, a sneak took the wallet.

Cops said someone charged two purchases to the credit card in the department store before the victim could cancel it.

Beats by NYPD

Cops arrested two teens who they say stole a pair of headphones from a 26-year-old man at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station on June 6.

The music lover told cops he was riding a Manhattan-bound C train at 5:25 pm when he saw eight teens get on the train with him at Van Siclen Avenue. He transferred to an A train at Utica Avenue, and the kids followed, he said. He got out at the station near the intersection of Hoyt and Schermerhorn streets, and the group surrounded him on the platform, according to cops.

One of the kids grabbed his Beats by Doctor Dre headphones and started running, according to cops. The victim started chasing him, but cops got the kids before he could, according to a police report. The teens were 14 and 15, the report says.

Subway stabbing

Someone stabbed an intoxicated 26-year-old on the Brooklyn-bound Q train platform at the DeKalb Avenue station on June 8, cops said.

The victim and his friend were at the station, near the intersection of DeKalb and Flatbush Aveunue Extension, at 1:20 am, according to a police report. He got into a fight with a guy on the platform, who stabbed him in the chest with a knife, the report says.

The friends boarded the next train, and got off at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center stop where they contacted the authorities, police said. The victim was taken to Lutheran Hospital and received two stitches for the wound, but was too intoxicated to provide a description of the person who stabbed him, cops said.

Promenade problem

A sneak snatched the phone from a woman’s hand while she was at a playground near the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on June 8, cops said.

The 23-year-old woman told authorities she was on the playground, near the corner of Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Street at 9:15 pm, when someone crept up from behind and grabbed the phone from her hand. The guy took off on foot down Columbia Heights towards Clark Street, cops said.

— Matthew Perlman

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