84th Precinct Police Blotter – 1/12/10

bugleblotter-300x1711 It was a crime-filled week in the transit system. Additionally, criminals embarked on a cell phone stealing spree in this week’s police blotter.

A pair of subway cell phone robbers hit last week. A perp yanked an iPhone from a woman’s hands as she was playing a game on the phone in an R train at the Court Street station on January 4 around 6 p.m.

A man was arrested after he reached into a woman’s pocket and stole her phone and $300 cash on the A train near the Jay Street/Borough Hall stop just after midnight on January 7.

A crook stole a 46-year-old woman’s iPhone near the corner of Court and Livingston streets around 1:30 p.m. on January 9. The woman said the man ran up and put his hands in her side pants pocket and ran off with the phone.

Two men were arrested after they shoved a woman down a subway staircase to steal her bag on January 10 at 6:30 p.m. The woman was cornered near the Borough Hall subway entrance near the corner Court and Joralemon streets.

A group of five perps surrounded and beat up a 23-year-old man to steal his phone on the corner of Smith and Livingston streets around 1 p.m. on January 7.

A thief went on a spending spree after stealing a debit card from a man’s unlocked locker at the YMCA on Atlantic Avenue near Court Street. The 19-year-old victim said that his cell phone was taken and that after he reported his debit card stolen, he found that the crook had made multiple purchases and taken several cab rides with the card.

A bank robber stole $15,000 cash from the Chase on the corner of DeKalb Avenue and Bond Street on January 9 at 9:20 a.m. The robber approached the teller and passed a note that said “I have a gun, give me money.”

A vespa was stolen overnight and January 3 from Front Street near the corner of Old Fulton Street.

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  • GHB

    Once again, some moron leaves his gym locker unlocked. Cell phone, debit card. Happens every week! Won’t they ever learn?

  • x

    shouldn’t they put up posters in the lockers abuot theft?

    maybe it s an inside job.

  • GHB

    Adults should be smart enough to know that you don’t leave an unlocked locker. This is a big city!

  • nabeguy

    Man, you know it’s cold out when even the criminals move underground.

  • Joe

    I have been reading these police blotters for the last few months and I have to admit I am a bit concerned. Do people here feel that this is more or less crime than one would see living on say the upper east side or in soho? I have really only spent time reading the BH blotter so I am interested to see everyone’s opinion on just how much crime this really is. Thanks.