All in all you’re just a ‘nother brick in the face

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Stone cold

A brick-wielding lunatic smashed a man’s nose on Fulton Street on Nov. 15.

The 37-year-old victim told police that he was near Putnam Avenue at 6:55 pm when a stranger approached and said, “Do you want me to hit you with this brick?”

The thug then struck him with the block, slashing his face and giving him a nosebleed. The perp fled south on Grand Avenue.

In the bag

Some thug put a woman in a chokehold on Clinton Avenue on Nov. 20 to steal her purse, iPod and cellphone.

The 26-year-old victim told cops that she was near Lafayette Avenue at midnight when a stranger grabbed her by the neck and ordered, “Give me the phone, give me the phone!”

The crook grabbed her pocketbook and fled with her credit cards, California ID and Android phone.

Cops are seeking a 35-year-old, 6-foot-2, 220-pound suspect.

Early attack

A marauder stole a woman’s purse on Clinton Avenue on Nov. 17 after he punched her in the face.

The 31-year-old victim told police that she had just gotten out of a cab at 3:35 am near DeKalb Avenue when the thug socked her mouth and fled with her handbag.

The thief — described as 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds — scored $200, a Palm cellphone, and credit cards.

Wheel and steal

Twin thieves on bicycles snatched the iPhone from a woman on Carlton Avenue on Nov. 15.

The 23-year-old victim told cops that she was near Flushing Avenue at 10:45 pm when the freewheeling bandits approached from behind an grabbed her mobile.

Phoned it in

An Apple-hungry outlaw snatched an iPhone from a woman on Atlantic Avenue on Nov. 14.

The 24-year-old victim told cops that she was near Fourth Avenue at 7:15 pm when a stranger ripped her mobile from her hand and fled.

Alarm haul

A thief stole $1,600 and a designer bag from a car on Clermont Avenue on Nov. 19 as the owner attended a prayer meeting.

The 54-year-old victim told cops he parked near Myrtle Avenue at 8:15 pm. When he returned 15 minutes later, his Kenneth Cole bag, checkbook and cash were gone.

Low gear

Some thief boosted a white sedan from Park Avenue on Nov. 13 — also scoring boxing equipment, prescription drugs and an MP3 player.

The 31-year-old victim told cops that he parked near N. Elliott Place at 9 pm. When he returned the next morning, his 2007 Acura was gone.

Subway bandit

A teen thief tried to steal a man’s stuff on the Classon Avenue G train platform on Nov. 18 — but cops caught up with the alleged would-be bandit.

The 38-year-old victim told police that he emerged from the Queens-bound subway at 10:30 pm when the young crook reached into his satchel.

The victim ran after the perp, who yelled, “Stop following me or I’ll f—k you up!”

Police arrested a 17-year-old suspect shortly after.

Gate crasher

Some jerk stole a metal gate from a home on Carlton Avenue earlier this month as the owner did renovations.

The 61-year-old victim told cops that she left the residence near Green Avenue at 1 pm on Nov. 10. When she returned four days later, the $1,500 gate was gone.

Service break

A burglar snatched a $1,500 laptop from a Time Warner truck on Cumberland Street on Nov. 14.

An employee told cops that he parked near Greene Avenue at 11:30 am. When he returned 45 minutes later, a passenger door lock was broken and the computer was gone.

National grift

A thief lifted a laptop from a National Grid truck on Clinton Avenue on Nov. 15.

An employee told police that he left the vehicle near DeKalb Avenue at 4:20 pm. When he returned 10 minutes later, the Dell device was gone.

Credit score

A sneaky thief broke into a Honda on Hall Street on Nov. 14 — snatching credit cards and using them to buy appliances.

The 49-year-old victim from New Jersey told police that she parked near Willoughby Avenue at 4 pm and when she returned 90 minutes later, her cards, $25 and her Green Card were missing.

She told cops that the thieves used one of her cards at an appliance store.

Game over

A heartless grifter stole a PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii from the Atlantic Terminal Community Center.

An employee told cops that when he left the public housing facility on Carlton Avenue on Nov. 10, he stored the consoles, controllers and games in a closet. When he returned five days later, they were gone.

Break dance

A burglar snatched hundreds of dollars worth of tools from a Fulton Street dance studio on Nov. 14.

An employee told police that she left the parlor near Hudson Avenue at 6 pm. When she returned the next morning, a bevy of items was gone — including drills, saws, a two-line phone, and satin nickel floor bumper.

— Kate Briquelet

To reach reporter Kate Briquelet, e-mail him at newsroom@cnglocal.com or call (718) 260-4506.
Posted 3:29 am, November 23, 2011
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