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A crook grabbed a woman from behind and stole her cellphone on N. Seventh Street on Feb. 16.
The 25-year-old victim told police that she was about to walk into her apartment building between Havemeyer and Roebling street at 5 am when a man ran up behind her and knocked her down from behind. He held her down, fished her iPhone out of her pocket, and ran off with it.
A stealthy robber attacked a man and ran off with his camera bag on Nassau Avenue on Feb. 10.
The victim told police that he left a bar at 4 am and headed towards the subway. When he got to the corner of Greenpoint Avenue and Russell Street, the robber ran up from behind him, threw him to the ground, and grabbed his camera bag.
The robber ran off in an unknown direction. The victim could not give a description of the robber and there were no cameras in the area.
A man was arrested for assaulting a police officer after he was caught trying to break into apartments on Franklin Street on Feb. 11.
A resident of a building between Green and Freeman streets called police at 1:30 am after the allegedly drunk man somehow got into the building and started banging on all the apartment doors.
“Let me in,” the man screamed, while banging on doors and turning doorknobs. Police arrived and tried to arrest the man, who allegedly punched one cop and kicked him in the testicles. The 29-year-old man was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer.
Cops cuffed a man who they say stabbed his friend in the leg during an argument on Graham Avenue on Feb. 12.
The 37-year-old victim told police that he and the assailant were drinking at his home between Skillman and Conselyea streets at 11:50 pm. The pair started to argue and the friend suddenly picked up a knife and stabbed the victim three times in his left leg, police reported. The 42-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault.
A group of acquaintances made off with a man’s laptop after he invited them into his Graham Avenue apartment on Feb. 9, according to police.
The 26-year-old victim told police that he invited four friends to his apartment between Skillman and Conselyea streets at midnight. The guests were there for a little while and then left, at which time the victim went to sleep.
When he woke up at 10 am, he found his laptop gone.
— Danielle Furfaro
©2014 Community Newspaper Group
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