The Brooklyn Paper’s Police Blotter brings us this tidbit about an attempted mugging at the corner of Cranberry and Hicks:
Brooklyn Paper: Police Blotter: Cops arrested two thugs in Brooklyn Heights after they beat up a man and tried to steal his wallet on June 22.
The Boerum Hill man was waiting at the corner of Hicks and Cranberry streets at around 3 pm when one mugger used the old “What time is it?” distraction.
While the victim was considering the question, the other thug demanded, “Give me your wallet.”
Offering some advice, the first thug then added, “He’s got a gun, so give us your wallet.”
When the victim refused, one mugger smashed a glass bottle across his face, and the two men fled.
A half-hour later, cops found the muggers and arrested them.