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.