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A stray bullet clipped a 10-year-old boy in the chest while he was standing on Broadway under the J train on April 2.
Police responded to a 911 call at 10:54 pm, when they found the boy laying on the ground near Hewes Street with a gunshot wound in his torso.
Paramedics took the boy to Bellevue Hospital, where he recovered from his injuries. Police are searching for the shooter, but do not have any suspects.
A crazy passenger fought an MTA bus driver on April 1, causing him to crash the bus at the Washington Plaza terminal.
The driver told police the passenger became upset that he could not get off at the corner of Havemeyer and Broadway around 1:30 am. That’s when the angry passenger said, “Let me get off the f------ bus, I’m late for work,” and punched the driver in the face.
Two thieves stole a man’s iPhone on a Manhattan-bound L train and another woman’s phone in the Morgan Avenue station on March 31, but were arrested shortly after, said police.
The straphanger told police he was on the train with his wife at 5:30 pm when one thief grabbed his phone and another punched him in the face. When his wife tried to retrieve the phone, the punchy perp clocked her, too, he said.
The two troublemakers walked into the next car and got off near Harrison Place, according to police.
Two hours later, they swiped another iPhone from a woman sitting on the platform bench, cops said.
She got up to defend herself, so one thug knocked her down and slammed her against the wall, she told police.
A few minutes later, police arrested two suspects and recovered one of the phones.
A thief stole a woman’s purse and iPhone in the lobby of her Montrose Avenue building on April 1.
The victim told police she had just entered her building near Bushwick Avenue at 4:07 am when the thug hit her in the back of the neck, grabbed her bag, and left.
Three thieves stole $2,000 in merchandise from a Graham Avenue Radio Shack on March 30.
The store manager told police he opened the gate of the store between Cook and Varet streets at 8:20 am. That’s when the suspects approached the store, threatened him with a weapon, and asked him to remove the batteries from their cellphones.
They then grabbed several laptops, cameras, Kindles, video game consoles, and headphones, and drove down Cook Street in a red Dodge.
Police arrested two teenage boys who they say choked a woman and stole her cash on Berry Street on March 29.
The victim told police she was near N. First Street at 1:15 am when the teens approached her and followed her home. When she got to her door, they choked and punched her and grabbed her bag, she said.
Five minutes later, the thieves approached another woman sitting on her S. Second Street stoop, stole her iPhone, and ran down Berry Street, said cops.
Police arrested two 14- and 16-year-old suspects, who they say had the phone, later that night.
Two thieves stole a 14-year-old boy’s iPod on Marcy Avenue on March 30.
The victim told police he was near Rutledge Street at 9:05 am when the thugs approached him and threatened, “Give me your iPod. I have a gun. We can do this the easy way or the hard.”
So the teen turned over his iPod and the thugs ran away.
A masked man carrying a pipe stole an iPhone from a White Street apartment while its tenant slept on March 31.
The victim told cops he awoke inside his apartment between Cook and Varet streets at 5:15 am and saw the hoodie-clad thief inside his apartment. That’s when he screamed and the intruder ran out of the apartment with his phone and $400.
A burglar stole $4,350 in home electronics from a Boerum Street apartment on March 28.
The victim told police he left his apartment between Bushwick Avenue and White Street at 9:15 am. When he returned at 8:30 pm, he found his front door was kicked in and his TV, video game system, computer, and cameras were gone.
A thief stole $10,000 in music equipment from a car parked on McKibbin Street on March 26.
The driver told police he parked his car near Bogart Street at 3 pm, but when he returned four hours later, he saw that his band’s guitars, keyboard, effects pedals, cymbals, and drum set were gone.
A thief stole a Dodge parked on S. Fourth Street sometime between March 23 and April 1.
The driver said she parked her car near Wythe Avenue at noon, but when she returned on April 1 at 4 pm, she saw it was missing.
A thief stole a Mazda parked at a Union Avenue gas station on March 28.
The driver told police that he was pumping gas at the station near Broadway at 2:30 pm when he felt ill. He went to Woodhull Hospital and left his car at the station. When he returned and hour later, his car was gone.
— Aaron Short
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