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Man murdered on Carlton Avenue

The Brooklyn Paper

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Shot dead

Cops are searching for the killer who fatally shot a 20-year-old man on Carlton Avenue on March 5 — the first homicide to rock Fort Greene this year.

At 9:20 pm, police responded to a 911 call to the Whitman Houses near Park Avenue and discovered the victim, who had been shot once in the chest.

Paramedics rushed the man to Brooklyn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Apple pry

A young rogue snatched an iPhone from a teen on Fulton Street on Feb. 27.

The 15-year-old victim told cops that he was near Lafayette Avenue at 3 pm when the thief said, “We need this” and yanked the mobile from his grip.

The perp hit the victim in the face before he fled.

The clutch

A marauder stole a purse from a woman on Downing Street after threatening to stab her on Feb. 29.

The 24-year-old Bronx victim told police that she was near Quincy Street at 3:10 am when the brute grabbed her from behind and ordered, “Don’t scream, or I will stab you!”

The suspect fled after swiping her purple bag containing $70.

Out cold

A female bandit wielding an ice pick nabbed a gold chain and an iPhone from a woman on Putnam Avenue on Feb. 29.

The 49-year-old victim told police that she was near Irving Place at 8:15 pm when an acquaintance grabbed her from behind and demanded her stuff.

The perp brandished an ice pick, snatched the items and fled.

End game

Cops say they arrested a man at the Atlantic Terminal Mall on March 3 for stealing his girlfriend’s purse.

The 23-year-old victim told police that she was at the mall at 2:20 pm when her beau bit her thumb and swiped her bag containing birth certificates, credit card, and $80.

Police arrested a 27-year-old man shortly after.

Thrift score

Burglars looted $400 in handbags from a Vanderbilt Avenue thrift store on March 1.

An employee told cops that she left Project Hope Boutique Thrift near Gates Avenue at 7 pm. When she returned the next morning, the front window was smashed and five bags were gone.

Dethroned

Some jerk pinched a bag containing $1,300 from a Classon Avenue bodega on March 1.

An employee told police that he was at the King of Classon Avenue Deli and Grocery near Putnam Avenue at 2:43 pm when a customer walked behind the counter and launched a confab.

When the crook left, he took the bag of bills with him.

Hooped

A cold-hearted monster stole a basketball from a teenage girl on a Brooklyn-bound R train on March 3.

The 14-year-old victim told police that she was on the subway at 3:30 pm when she fell asleep with the ball in her lap.

She awoke at the Atlantic-Pacific stop when an evildoer scratched her face while prying the NBA Spalding ball from her slumbering grip.

Blade runner

A knife-wielding goon snatched an iPhone from a man on Flatbush Avenue on March 4.

The 34-year-old victim told police that he was near Hanson Place at 8 pm when a teenage robber punched him in the back of the head and yelled, “Gimme your iPhone!”

That’s when the man saw the bandit’s green folding knife and forked over his mobile.

Cops are seeking a 15-year-old suspect at 5-foot-3 and 140 pounds wearing a gray jacket and blue hat.

Bar none

A devious drinker hit the jackpot at a Greene Avenue eatery on March 4 — stealing a woman’s Gucci bag and camera.

The 30-year-old victim told cops she was at No. 7 near Fulton Street at 1 am when a stranger sat next to her and put her coat on top of her purse.

When the thief left, the woman’s purse was gone — along with her $400 Canon, glasses, sunglasses, and cards.

— Kate Briquelet

To reach reporter Kate Briquelet, e-mail him at newsroom@cnglocal.com or call (718) 260-4506.

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