This is this week’s North Brooklyn i-Stole report taken directly from the Brooklyn Paper. Welcome to Brooklyn Megan, Josh, Toby, Caleb, Morgan, Zack, Molly, Ethan, Chloe, Zoey, and Hayden!
A man had his MacBook stolen on Broadway on Oct. 9. The victim told cops that he was between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue and conversing online with his mother at 11:26 pm when a masked man approached and grabbed the laptop. After a brief struggle, the thief overpowered the man and got away with the computer, the visage of his mother still on the screen.
A crook snatched a laptop from a man at a pizza shop on Seventh Avenue Oct. 8. The 26-year-old victim told cops that he set down his MacBook laptop on a table at Smiling Pizza at Ninth Street at 9 pm, then walked away for two minutes. That was enough time for the crook to snatch his $1,400 computer — and then disappear.
A mugger stole an iPhone and more on Oct. 8 on Gates Avenue. The victim was near Washington Avenue at 7:20 pm when the thug walked towards the victim, punching him in the face and demanding, “Give me what you got! Don’t look at me!” The victim handed over his iPhone and $110.
A crook stole a wallet from a straphanger on the Q train on Oct. 7. The 28-year-old victim told cops that the subway was near Seventh Avenue at 5:20 pm, when a woman bumped into her. The victim didn’t notice anything — until she arrived at her destination about 40 minutes later and discovered that her wallet, along with the $25, credit cards and YMCA membership card inside, was gone.
A mugger stole a woman’s iPhone in her own building on S. Fifth Street on Oct. 7. The woman was entering her building between Bedford and Driggs avenues at about 5:23 pm when the thief pushed her into a hallway, displayed a pipe, and demanded, “Shut up, give me your money!” She gave up her wallet and her iPhone.
A thief stole a woman’s iPhone on Oct. 7 on Flatbush Avenue. The victim was talking on her device near Willoughby Street at 5:35 pm when the thug grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground. The thief threatened, “B—h, if you try anything, I’ll punch you in the face!” He then snatched her iPhone and dashed off.
A scoundrel stole a fancy bike on Third Avenue on Oct. 6. The 23-year-old cyclist told cops that he parked and locked his $1,500 black and silver Giant bike near Eighth Street at 11 pm, then came back about an hour later and found it gone.
A teen thief snatched a fancy cellphone from a woman on Prospect Park West on Oct. 6 — but he didn’t get far, cops said. The 37-year-old victim told cops that she was texting while walking near 15th Street at 4 pm when the jerk snatched the iPhone from her hand — then ran away. Cops arrested a 13-year-old suspect the same day.
A robber got away with an iPhone on Marcy Avenue on Oct. 6. The victim had just exited the G train at Flushing Avenue at 9:31 pm when the thief swiftly snatched the iPhone and dashed away.