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Bandit wants the deodorant!

The Brooklyn Paper

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

This stinks

A smelly would-be bandit is in cuffs after allegedly trying to steal eight sticks of deodorant from a Myrtle Avenue bodega on Sept. 3.

The manager told cops that he caught the sweaty thief trying to steal the deodorant from his shop between Grand Avenue and Steuben Stret at 9:15 am.

Cops arrested a suspect that day.


A thief snatched a fancy iPhone right out of a woman’s hand while she rode the 5 train on Sept. 2.

The victim told cops that the perp swiped the phone at 2:50 pm, then ran out the door onto the platform


A thug beat up a woman while trying to steal her pocketbook on Fulton Street on Sept. 2, but cops caught the alleged creep later.

The victim told cops that the goon came behind her at 12:40 pm as she entered the C train near Washington Avenue, and choked her while trying to wrest the pocketbook away.

Cops arrested their suspect later that day.

oyPhone swipe

A thief ripped off a woman’s iPhone on Prince Street on Sept. 3.

The victim told cops she was near Myrtle Avenue at 12:45 pm when the perp came behind her and swiped the smartphone.

Roman holiday

A fashion-forward thief made off with at least two pocketbooks from a DeKalb Avenue eatery on Sept. 2.

• One victim said that she left her bag on the back of a chair at Roman’s between Clermont and Vanderbilt avenues at around 8:15 pm. Two hours later, the bag — containing $800 and a wallet valued at $1,500 — was gone.

• The other victim said that she also set her purse on her chair back, and turned around 15 minutes later to find it — and $150, an iPhone, designer sunglasses and expensive makeup — gone.

Lights out

Violent thieves brutally mugged a woman on Greene Avenue on Aug. 29.

The victim told cops that she was between Adelphi Street and Carlton Avenue at around 10 pm when a thug punched her in the face and stole her purse.

Jobs job

A gang of brutal thugs mugged a man for his Apple goods on DeKalb Avenue on Aug. 29.

The victim told cops he was near Fort Greene Place at 10:40 pm, when a group of drunks ran up to him, punched him in the face and knocked him to the ground, where they viciously pummeled him and ripped off his bag containing a laptop, iPad and iPhone.


Thieves stole a car on Clinton Avenue last week.

The victim told cops that she parked near Greene Avenue at around 2 pm on Aug. 27 and returned three days later to an empty spot where her car had been.

Don’t sleep!

Thieves stole a woman’s purse while after she fell asleep on the 2 train on Aug. 31.

The victim told cops she dozed off at around 3 am. When she woke up an hour later at the Nevins Street stop, she found that her purse — and $500 — had been lifted.

Night moves

Bandits stole a laptop and smartphone from a S. Portland Avenue apartment on Sept. 4.

The victim told cops that the perps came in through the window of his apartment between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 4 am and made off with his computer and Blackberry.

Park placed

Violent thugs punched a woman in the face and stole her purse on Park Avenue on Sept. 3, but cops say they caught up with one of them.

The victim told cops that she was waiting for the bus between Cumberland Street and Carlton Avenue when a perp asked her what time it was. Before she could answer, another perp punched her in the face and the pair made off with the purse.

— Dan MacLeod

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Carl from Clinton Hill says:
A whole lotta women gettin punched in the face; not good. these perps are seriously demented.
Sept. 8, 2011, 11:22 am

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