Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
A jogging suit-clad goon beat and robbed a man on Third Place on June 1 in a scene from a mob movie.
The victim told police he was between Court and Clinton streets at 4:30 pm when a stranger ran up and punched him in the head, knocking him down, police say. The comfortably dressed perp took $680 from the victim’s pocket before proclaiming, “Domenic sent me,” according to police.
The victim told officers he did not know the man and gave a Florida address, law enforcement sources say.
Cops cuffed a Carroll Gardens man who they say stole two bottles of contact lense solution from a pharmacy on Court Street on May 26.
Police say the 30-year-old suspect tried to crib $13 worth of the eye-care solution from the store between First and Second places around noon, but security caught him as he tried to pop out of the shop.
A trespasser left a trail of cut chains at a Columbia Street community garden on May 28 — but didn’t actually steal anything.
Farmers left the site between Sigourney and Halleck streets in pristine condition at 3:30 pm on May 27 and returned at 8:30 am the next day to find chains securing four gates were cut in the night.
The would-be Peter Rabbit cut the chains binding three containers on the farm but didn’t remove anything, police say. It is unclear what was in the containers, law enforcement sources said.
A trio of thugs beat up three teenage boys and stole their smartphones on Sackett Street on May 31.
The teen-age coterie was near Hoyt Street on the way to a friend’s house at 8:48 pm when a group of older teens approached and started punching them in the face, according to law enforcement sources.
The attackers took the young mens’ iPhones before fleeing north on Hoyt Street.
A feisty fare had some choice words for the cabbie he pummelled on Hamilton Avenue on June 2.
The perp popped in a livery cab with a lady friend at the corner of Van Brunt and Sullivan streets around 9:20 pm, but the cab didn’t make it out of Red Hook before the driver and the fare had a dispute over directions, police say.
The perp berated the cabbie, saying, “What the f---, don’t you listen?” before beating him about the face and fleeing on foot near Nelson Street, law enforcement sources said.
A bandit with a big appetite went on a shopping spree at a Red Hook supermarket on Lorraine Street in the early morning of June 3.
The crook broke in through the roof of the building — which sits between Columbia and Hicks streets — sometime between 2:50 and 5:55 am and made off with $4,250 in MetroCards, cash, and other unspecified items, police said.
— Max Jaeger
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