The Brooklyn Paper’s Will Bredderman reports that the current trend of ithefts – perpetrated by muggers who seem to be almost exclusively on the lookout for Apple products – continues, although the incidents are certainly not limited to Southwestern Brooklyn.
Here are a few examples from the weekly newspaper’s Police Blotter:
A pair of lowlifes battered a Bay Ridge woman for her iPhone in the middle of the afternoon on June 30, according to police.
Apparently, a woman was walking along one of Bay Ridge’s avenues in the vicinity of 64th Street and 65th Street at around 2:30 in the afternoon when she was thrown to the ground and kicked repeatedly. While the victim managed to hold onto her purse, her “$800 phone” was taken.
A knife-wielding crook held up a Dyker Heights man for two dollars and an iPhone on 62nd Street on June 30, cops say.
In this case, a man was walking between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue at approximately 12:45 a.m. when he was shown a knife by the perp – who instructed the man to “empty his pockets.” The thief took an iphone, as well as the ridiculous sum of two dollars, which I suppose must have highlighted the victim’s honesty to the NYPD officer taking the report.
But wait, there’s some good news here too:
Police arrested a man who they accused of assaulting a Dyker Heights woman and taking her iPhone on Eighth Avenue on June 24.
Fortunately police were able to apprehend a suspect accused of snatching an iphone out of his female victim’s hand before shoving her to the ground.