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Four hoods mug a man

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It takes four

Four vicious hoods beat down a man and stole his messenger bag at the corner of White and McKibbin streets on Aug. 21.

The victim was standing on the corner at 9:20 pm when the quartet of criminals jumped him, kicking and punching him to the ground and making off with his bag, which contained his BlackBerry and laptop computer.

Paint bawl

A stupid sniper shot a paintball at the security station of a Grand Street storage facility on Aug. 17, injuring the guard who was hit by shattered glass.

She sustained lacerations around her left eye in the 9:45 pm incident. The triggerman apologized to the guard before he left the storage facility, which is between Gardner Avenue and Newton Creek, but police are still hunting him.

Bad fortune cookie

An armed robber took cash and food from a deliveryman at a Wythe Place apartment complex at 9:30 pm on Aug. 23.

The victim was called to the unit, which is between Taylor and Wilson streets, but the residents said they hadn’t ordered any Chinese food. As the immigrant waited for the elevator, a bandit in a sweatshirt approached him and pulled a pistol. The hungry hoodlum took $70 and the order.

Bogart on Bogart

A would-be Bonnie and Clyde assaulted a woman on Bogart Street at early on Aug. 21.

The female perp grabbed the victim’s handbag, spinning her around and allowing her male accomplice to approach from behind at around 12:35 am between Varet and Cook streets. He slapped the victim to the ground and the two muggers made off with her iPhone, $15 and handbag.

10 Commandwhats?

Risking the wrath of a vengeful God, an unholy thief stole $500 from a Bedford Avenue synagogue on Aug. 20.

The rabbi was unsure if he locked the door at 10 am when he left the synagogue, which is between Ross and Wilson streets, but was quite certain that when he came back at noon the collection boxes had been cracked and the cash corralled.


More than $15,000 of raw materiel and equipment was stolen from a construction site on S. Third Street last week.

The foreman locked the fence with a heavy chain when he left at 6 pm on Aug. 14. Five days later, he returned to the site, which is between Havemayer Street and Marcy Avenue, to find the chain broken, and copper pipes, elbow joints and shower bodies gone.

Rim job

A thief with a taste for bling took two tires with hot rims from a car parked on Wythe Avenue overnight on Aug. 19.

When the owner of the tricked-out Nissan Murano left his ride between S. Eighth and S. Ninth streets at 10 pm, it was a four-wheeled vehicle, but upon his return at 8:15 the next morning, two of the tires and their rims, valued at $3,000, had been rolled away.

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