Lobby looting

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Two gun-toting toughs are being sought for a robbery on Baltic Street.

A 19-year-old man told police that he had just walked inside the lobby of a building between Hoyt and Bond streets at 11:40 p.m. on October 22 when the suspects stopped him in his tracks.

One of the thugs pulled a revolver, stuck it in the victim’s face and robbed the man of $300 and two cell phones.

The thieves then fled the building, leaving his victim unharmed.

The thieves were described as a 5’11” black male with short hair and a goatee dressed all in blue and a 5’8”, 180-pound black male sporting a black baseball cap.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these two men are urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 76th Precinct at (718) 834-3211. All calls will be kept confidential.

A thief broke into a Columbia Street eatery last week, swiping $1600 in receipts.

Workers at the restaurant between Hamilton Avenue and Woodhull Street said that someone entered the business between 5:30 and 7 a.m. on October 24.

The 42-year-old manager said that the only thing missing was the cash receipts, which he said were plucked right out of the register.

Cops were still trying to determine how the thief got into the restaurant as this paper went to press.

Cops apprehended two teens in connection with a recent attack on the Hamilton Avenue footbridge.

A 38-year-old man told cops thathe was nearing the Hicks Street side of the bridge at 1:47 p.m. on October 22 when the two suspects jumped him.

The assailants punched the victim in the face and ran off, but didn’t get far.

Police Officer Kensington Cunningham of the 76th Precinct’s anti-crime team caught up with 18-year-old Javier Gonzalez and 16-year-old Rakiem Howard about fifteen minutes later, charging the duo with assault, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon when a gravity knife was found on one of the teens.

Cops triangulated on a 26-year-old thief allegedly caught with a GPS device he had stolen from an area car.

Police said that Kevin Hernandez was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny when the stolen GPS device was found on his person after he was stopped at the corner of Henry and Degraw streets.

He was reportedly arrested a short distance from the car he had swiped the item from, officials said.

Police Officer Jose Cofresi was credited with the arrest.

A thief helped himself to a 42-year-old woman’s purse as she unloaded her car on Court Street.

The woman said that she was bringing several items inside an address between Pacific and Amity streets at 10:30 a.m. on October 5 when the theft took place.

She had just entered the building when a stranger opened her car door %u2013 which she mistakenly left unlocked %u2013 and snagged her purse, which contained a cell phone, credit cards and $400.

Over $8,000 in copper was removed from a Columbia Street construction site, police said.

Workers at the site, located near the Red Hook Ikea, said that they stopped work at 3:30 p.m. on October 9.

When they resumed work at 6:30 a.m. on October 12, they found the electrical room, which may have been left unlocked, was opened.

The welding and copper cables inside were gone, officials were told.

A woman lost $500 when she accidentally left her purse outside her home on Third Place.

The woman said that she stepped inside her home at 3:15 p.m. on October 12, leaving her Coach bag on a chair outside the address.

She returned to grab the bag a few minutes later, but it was gone, as well as the cash, several credit cards, her reading glasses and a digital camera.

Updated 3:41 pm, October 19, 2011
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