A driver tried to run down a police officer after the officer attempted to issue him a ticket on the corner of Livingston and Smith streets. While the officer was writing the ticket, the 21-year-old driver put the vehicle in drive and maneuvered as if he were going to strike the officer. After the officer ordered the man put the car in park, the driver climbed to the passenger side and ran out of the vehicle. He was placed under arrest, and was found to be in possession of a switchblade, marijuana and a bag of cocaine.
A group of five thugs surrounded a 43-year-old woman and snatched her iPod on the corner of Hicks and Joralemon streets at 10:15 p.m. on November 2.
A woman had her purse stolen after she accidentally left it behind at the post office on Cadman Plaza East on November 2. A perp took the wallet containing $120 cash and even began making charges with the victim’s credit card.
A robber held up a candy store for more than $700 on Atlantic Avenue between Bond and Nevins street on November 7. Just past 7 p.m., the perp entered the store, brandishing a gun and demanding all the money in the cash register. The gunman also emptied the tip jar before fleeing on foot.
A thief grabbed a wallet from a student’s tote bag while was studying in the library of St. Francis College on Remsen Street on November 5. The wallet contained $225 in cash, and the robber also made $315 in charges with the victim’s card.