Last week’s blotter recounted several violent acts against teens, particularly 14-year-olds. This time, on Thursday, another 14-year-old was victimized as he walked along Jay Street. A thug approached him and asked if he was a crip or a blood. “I’m nothing,” the teen replied, and was subsequently roughed up. He was also robbed of his cell phone.
The previous day, a 17-year-old girl was also roughed up—this time on Fulton St. and by a gang of gals who snatched her umbrella, her Droid, and threatened to throw her in front of a subway train. One culprit was arrested while the others remain at large.
On April 7th, a manicurist from Top Nail Design on Livingston St. was robbed of her tip money when her purse was stolen along with $300.
On the flip side of the teen thuggery, a 52-year-old was arrested Thursday for robbing a man at Gold St. near the BQE. The thug yelled “Give me all your money!” And when that didn’t work, punched and choked the victim before stealing his cellphone.
I feel like the moral to this blotter should be leave your cell phones at home, though that is both unlikely, and defeats the purpose of having a cell phone. So all I can do is quote Sgt. Phil Esterhaus. And that’s this week’s blotter.