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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–Dumbo–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Knife and knockout

A group of scoundrels knocked out a straphanger and stole his phone as he was riding a Downtown-bound A train on Feb. 1.

The victim told police he was sitting on the train wearing his headphones and a hood at 10:47 am, when five guys got on board at the Jay Street stop. The man stood up because his stop was approaching, but one of the brutes stood next to him and took his wallet out of his pocket, according to police.

The victim asked “What are you doing?” but another lout held a knife to the right side his neck, then punched him in the head, knocking him unconscious.

The victim said he woke up once the train was in Manhattan, where he told a Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee, “A guy took my wallet downstairs.” But the worker just nodded with his arms crossed, so he got back on a Brooklyn-bound A train, the victim told cops.

Kicking and punching

A punk kicked a guy in the head and stole his phone while he was riding a Manhattan-bound Q train on Feb. 3.

The victim said he boarded the train at Atlantic Avenue at 8 pm and took a seat, holding his iPhone 6 in his hand. On the way to DeKalb Avenue, a jerk booted him in the head, causing his phone to fall to the ground, police said.

The jerk then hissed, “Get the f--- off the train.” The victim said he tried to pick up his phone, but the nogoodnik punched him on the right side of the head.

The worm picked up his cell and placed it in his pocket, police reported. The victim got off the train at DeKalb Avenue but the rogue stayed on board, according to officials.

Shop lifted

Some sneak stole a woman’s bag out of her cart while she was food shopping in a Montague Street store on Feb. 6.

The woman told police she was strolling around the store near Clinton Street at 12:40 pm, picking out food, when she noticed her pocketbook with her wallet and credit cards were missing.

Sneaky business

A weasel lifted a woman’s wallet out of her backpack while she was waiting at MetroTech station on Feb. 6.

The baffled woman told police she was boarding a Manhattan-bound R train at the stop near Jay Street at 5:30 pm when she realized her backpack was open and her wallet was gone.

She said she remembered closing her bag before walking to the subway and belives someone must have stolen her purse while she was waiting for the train on the stairs, according to the police report.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

jjm from c. hill says:
Stupid yuppies, they deserve it. And you might think im just judging but come on, we all know its a bunch of naive yuppies & hipsters getting robbed downtown more then 90% of the time.
Feb. 10, 2016, 12:18 pm
jjm from c. hill says:
They try to make themselves seem so educated by walking around with iphones, macbooks, etc. but really they're as dumb as a doorknob. Thats why i laugh when i read stuff about this because i know its people in nearby ft greene pj's & other areas that come downtown to mug them lol.
Feb. 10, 2016, 12:24 pm

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