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Police Blotter: Crook Steals Woman's iPhone and Kicks Her on Fourth Ave.

Reports from the NYPD's 78th Precinct.

 

The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.

iPhone Snatch on Fourth Ave.

A quick-handed thief snatched a woman’s cell phone from her hands while she was walking along Fourth Avenue on Sept. 4.

The 26-year-old woman told police that she was walking between Fifth and Sixth streets at around 8:40 p.m. when a black teenage boy, who is described as about 16 years old, 6-foot, 180 lbs. and with an afro, walked up to her and said, “Give me your iPhone, you f@*king b@#ch.” He then ripped her iPhone out of her hands. She tried to get it back, but he kicked her and ran northbound on Fourth Avenue towards Staples and made a left on Third Street.

Library Laptop Heist

A thief stole a library-goer’s laptop from a table in the Pacific Library on Fourth Avenue on Sept. 4.

The 32-year-old victim told police that she was using her PC laptop at one of the library’s tables, between Pacific and Dean streets, at around 3 p.m. She went to use the copier and left her computer on the table. But, when she returned her laptop was gone. 

Smash ‘N Grab

A crook smashed a car window and stole an official’s shield, an $800 watch, a suit and jewelry from a car parked on Fifth Avenue some time between Sept. 5 and 6. 

The 35-year-old victim told police that he parked his Toyota between Union and President streets at around 10 p.m. and did not return until the next day, Sept. 6 at 6:45 a.m. When he returned, he found that someone had smashed his sedan’s passenger-side window and made off with two bags filled with expensive belongings. The crook got away with the man’s Deputy Attorney General shield, an $800 watch, a suit, a dress shirt, a designer belt and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. 

Bike Riding iPhone Snatcher

A bike-riding thief rode up to a woman walking along Eighth Avenue, snatched her cell phone out of her hands and rode towards Prospect Park on Sept. 6.

The 24-year-old victim told police that she was walking southbound on Eighth Avenue when at around 10:40 p.m. she approached Fourth Street when a black teenager, who was wearing a black hat and black clothes, rode up to her on a bike and snatched her iPhone out of her hands and rode off towards Prospect Park West. She also said that the crook was about 16 to 18 years old, was riding a black bike and had an accomplice with him also riding a bike. 

Chris Cap September 12, 2012 at 03:22 PM
they really do need to pay attention specially crossing streets and when you are talking or texting on the phone.. Also what makes people think if they walk away and leave their bags, lap tops for 5 mins that others are not watching, they going to steal that stuff.
Ladydi69126 September 12, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Its because people think they are still in Iowa or something. This is NYC hipsters and yuppies all think the same way
Zarda September 12, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Sure hope all those bike riding thieves were in the bike lanes.
Alison September 12, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Shocker...a police car parked on the sidewalk! The 78th is the worst about this.
Parksloper September 12, 2012 at 07:41 PM
How about blaming the rash of low-life thugs for these attacks and throwing them in jail for a long time. Maybe the poor woman got a phone call. Regardless, it's not her fault she had her phone out.
Parksloper September 12, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Makes a lot of sense. Not.
Parksloper September 12, 2012 at 07:42 PM
What does that have to do with anything?
BRADY September 13, 2012 at 04:23 AM
your right ,mabey cops should drive around and find legit parking spots when answering 911 or 311 calls and then when the police show up an hour later for your call you can say "your right officer,as long as you parked leagily thats all i care about "

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