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A 37-year-old man was arrested after he dragged a woman into his van and held her for almost an hour until she escaped under the Brooklyn Bridge on Nov. 11.
The 30-year-old woman told police that she wasat Adams and Tillary streets at around 5 pm when the criminal snatched her cellphone out of her hand. He and started to walk away yet beckoned her toward his parked van and told her to take the cellphone if she wanted it back. When she reached into the van, he dragged her into the vehicle and drove off under the Brooklyn Bridge.
She screamed and repeatedly hit him — and was eventually able to leap out of the van. She ran to a nearby police officer, who arrested the thug.
A gun-toting gold snatcher ripped the chain right off a man’s neck on Nov. 11.
The 28-year-old victim said he was on York Street between Gold and Hudson streets at around 5:25 pm when the thug asked him for change. When the victim said he didn’t have any money, the perp pulled out a gun, placed it on the man’s neck, took the bling and ran off.
A glass-shattering perp broke into a man’s car and stole a navigation system and expensive tools on Nov. 4.
The 60-year-old victim told police that he parked on Nevins Street near Flatbush Avenue at around 10:50 pm and returned early the next morning to find the back window shattered.
The crook got a digital map system, power tools and a set of screwdrivers.
A sneaky thief snatched a woman’s purse while she was trying on a coat at the Salvation Army store on Atlantic Avenue on Nov. 11.
The 46-year-old victim told police that she was inside the store, which is between Nevins and Bond streets, at around 1:30 pm when she put down her purse to try on a coat. When she turned around, the billfold was gone — though she found the empty purse two blocks away.
A would-be bank robber got scared in mid-heist, running out of a Fulton Street bank after slipping the teller a note on Nov. 13
The teller at the Bank of America branch between Adams and Jay streets said that the thug passed her a note at around 2:40 pm that demanded $10,000.
But the teller took her sweet time about it, so the wuss cursed and ran out of the bank.
Two thugs approached a teenager at Schermerhorn and Clinton streets and mugged him just after sunset on Nov. 13.
“Give me all you got!” said one of the thugs while the other told the 14-year-old victim not to run. The kid handed over $8 and cellphone and then ran away .
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