Knife-point robbery yields big blade

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Knife squared scare

A gaggle of goons robbed a 19-year-old of a chef knife at knife-point in the Clinton–Washington C subway station on April 9, cops said.

The victim told police he was riding the train at 8:50 pm and exited at the stop at the corner of Fulton Street and Washington Avenue. The three toughs approached him, one wielding a knife, he said. “Give me your bag,” the blade-waving bandit supposedly demanded.

One of the other fiends grabbed the teen’s bag and all three hopped on the train as it pulled away, a report said. In addition to the knife, the bag also contained other kitchen tools, a polo shirt, and a passport, police said.

Take-out take-down

A gunman mugged a Chinese food delivery man on Lefferts Place on April 7, the neighborhood’s third such incident in as many weeks, cops said.

The 21-year-old food-runner reported he went to make a delivery to an apartment between Saint James Place and Grand Avenue at 9 pm and, when he arrived, the lowlife threatened him with a firearm, took his food and $349 in cash, then vamoosed in a black Nissan.

Taking umbrage

Cops cuffed a man who they say beat his friend with an umbrella while the friend was driving on Navy Street on April 8.

The victim said he was driving near the intersection of Park Avenue when the two got into an argument at 3 pm. The bully started punching and hitting the victim with an umbrella, a police report says.


Cops arrested two men for allegedly attempting to rob a 19-year-old in his N. Portland Avenue apartment on April 10.

The teen told cops he was in the apartment between Myrtle and Park avenues with three acquaintances at around noon when one of the guys pulled out a gun and pointed it at him.

“I’ll shoot you. Give me all your s---,” the suspect said, according to a police report.

Another suspect grabbed a hammer and broke the lock off the teen’s bedroom door, and the third guy finished knocking the door in, the report says. The three punks fled when the teen’s mom called the cops, but police found two of them in front of the building, according to cops.

Officers cuffed a 23-year-old, and found a bunch of marijuana on him, and a 19-year-old, who had hammer, authorities said.


Two women lost their phones to quick-moving thieves this week.

A 39-year-old said she was walking and text-messaging on DeKalb Avenue near Adelphi Street at 9:05 pm on April 4, when two teens ran up and one grabbed her mobile device.

The delinquents took off on Dekalb, cops said.

The other snatching targeted a 27-year-old woman on Lafayette Avenue on April 8. on April 8 at 8:20 pm, according to the authorities.

The lady reported she was near S. Portland Avenue, on her way home from the gym, at 8:20 pm and listening to music when some punk came up and smacked the phone out of her hand. The scoundrel grabbed the phone off the ground and took off on S. Portland away from Fort Greene Park, according to a police report.

— Matthew Perlman

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