Red-light special

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Red-light special

Two pilfering pedestrians mugged a man at knifepoint — while he was still in his car on Jan. 29.

The man was stopped at the corner of Bushwick Avenue and Meserole Street at about 10:30 am when one of the brutes opened his passenger door, showed him a knife and ordered him to unlock the driver’s side.

When he obliged, the second man demanded cash. The two jacked $2,800 and ran away.

Grab bag

A running thief came up behind an unsuspecting woman and nabbed her purse on Metropolitan Avenue on Jan. 26.

The victim told police that she was near Graham Avenue at about 5:45 pm when the man stole her bag — which contained an iPod and cash — then fled.

Taxi tormentor

A man refused to pay his cab fare and, worse, tried to stab the driver on Grand Street on Jan. 31.

The cabby pulled over near Lorimer Street at 2:41 am when the jerk in the back pulled out a knife and said, “I’ll f—ing kill you if you ask me for money.”

The perp then punched his driver in the back of the head with his other hand and tried to stab him with the knife. The driver closed a partition between them, and the man got his free ride.


Two thugs collaborated to steal a man’s computer on White Street on Jan. 28.

The man told police that one of the perps threw him into a fence near McKibbin Street at 5 pm while another looked out for cops. The assailant held a knife to his face and said, “Give me what you have.”

The man handed over his computer, and the two ran away.

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