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Cashier steals credit card — and makes big purchase with it

The Brooklyn Paper

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill


A sneaky cashier stole a woman’s credit card at the Target on Flatbush Avenue on Dec. 29.

The 49-year-old victim told cops that she made a purchase at the store between Atlantic and Fourth avenues at 1:49 pm.

That evening, she discovered that her card had been used for an additional $625 purchase at the store.

When she called the big-box store to find out what had happened, the manager told her a worker had used her card.


A gun-toting thug robbed two women in a Lafayette Avenue subway station on Jan. 1.

The two victims told cops that they were in the Clinton-Washington G station at 4:03 pm when they were approached by a man brandishing a silver revolver.

He demanded their property and the women handed him two iPhones and their purses — which all together was worth more than $2,000. The crook then left the station and fled on a bike.

Quick pick

A prowling jerk picked a man’s pocket right as he was about to step onto the train at a Fulton Street subway station on Jan. 3.

The 59-year-old victim told cops he had gone to an ATM before he went into the subway station, and was about to board when the thief removed his wallet — and $600 — before fleeing.

New digs

A fashion-savvy jerk was accused of stealing clothes at a store on Atlantic Avenue on Jan. 3, cops say.

Cops said the man took a pricey coat, a pair of boots, and a gym bag from the Burlington Coat Factory in the Atlantic Terminal Mall before he was busted at around 5 pm.


Two crafty crooks fooled a man into buying a cardboard box full of newspapers for $1,200 in the Atlantic Terminal Mall on Dec. 23.

The 37-year-old victim told cops that the two crooks approached him at noon and told him that they could get him discounted merchandise from Best Buy. The man was given a cardboard box, which he believed contained the merchandise.

When he returned home and opened the box, he was surprised to find newspapers instead of electronics.

Great escape

A jerk stole a company car parked on Gates Avenue on Jan. 4.

The owner told cops that he parked between Washington Avenue and St. James Place at 8:30 pm on Jan. 4, but when he came back at 9:15 am the next day, the 2008 Ford Escape was gone.


Two jerks tried to rob a teenager on Fort Greene Place on Jan. 5.

The 17-year-old victim told cops that he was between DeKalb Avenue and Fulton Street when the two men approached him and demanded he empty his pockets.

When he refused, they punched him.

Girl spree

Cops say two teenage girls went on a robbing spree in Fort Greene on Jan. 6 before cops caught up with them.

• Cops say it started when the girls beat up a teenager and her younger brother on Myrtle Avenue.

The 13-year-old victim told cops that she was surrounded by the two teenagers at 4:17 pm at Prince Street. One of them punched her after she wouldn’t give up her phone.

• Cops say the girls then robbed a woman on N. Elliott Place.

The 38-year-old victim said she was between Flushing and Park avenues at 4:51 pm when the girls approached her. One had a box-cutter when she demanded the victim’s phone.

• The dastardly duo robbed a man on DeKalb Avenue a short while later, cops said.

The 42-year-old victim told cops he was at Cumberland Street at 5:20 pm when one of the girls stepped in front of him and the other one flashed a box-cutter and said, “Give me money, give me everything.”

Car pinch

A jerk stole a car parked on Park Avenue on Jan. 6.

The 28-year-old victim told cops he left his 1994 Ford Mustang near Hall Street at 2:30 am, and returned at 10 pm to find it gone.


A trio of thugs robbed a man exiting a subway station on Fulton Street on Jan. 7.

The 22-year-old victim told cops he was leaving the A/C Clinton-Washington Station at 2:10 am, when he was surrounded by the thugs, one of whom put a gun to his head and said, “You know what this is.”

The creep then hit the man in the face with the gun, stole his backpack, and fled.


A jerk stole a woman’s wallet from the Marshall’s in the Atlantic Avenue Terminal Mall on Jan. 7.

The 29-year-old victim told cops she placed her wallet on a table at the store at 7 pm, and when she went to get it 40 minutes later, it was gone.

— Eli Rosenberg

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

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Not even from Clinton Hiill says:
If Occupy Wall street came to Clinton Hill, do you think cops would come? probably not. cops. haha
Jan. 12, 2012, 1:26 pm
Wha'ppen? from Clinton Hill says:
Subway crime in this neighborhood is getting ridiculous. Bloomberg's private army needs to get on the scene over here.
Jan. 16, 2012, 10:25 am

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