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A pair of thieves stole a load of steel beams and metal pipes from a construction company on West Street on Jan. 17 — and then stole the owner’s keys when he tried to chase them.
The owner of a construction company told police he stepped out into the yard of his business at Oak Street at 5 pm to find two men loading steel beams and metal pipes into a van. The owner jumped in his car and followed them.
When he stepped out of the car to confront the guys, one of the thieves stole the keys out of his ignition and they drove off again in the van, with the stolen goods still inside.
Police arrested a 17-year-old boy who they say attacked and robbed a woman on Wythe Avenue on Jan. 18 with two other men.
The woman told police that she was between N. Eighth and N. Ninth streets at 7 pm when the three surrounded her, and one of them pried her Samsung cellphone out of her hand.
She and some concerned onlookers chased them and police managed to arrest the teenager, who they charged with robbery.
Someone broke into a car parked on Wythe Avenue on Jan. 12
The victim told police that she left her vehicle near North Fifth Street, and when she returned at 7:30 pm, her front doors were unlocked, the center console was open, and several items were stolen from the trunk — including a Dell laptop and Chanel sunglasses.
A crazed man tried to steal a bottle of beer from a Manhattan Avenue bodega on Jan. 16 — and smashed a door and injured another customer in the process.
The bodega owner told police that the that the shady man came into the store between Nassau and Driggs avenues at midnight and grabbed a bottle of beer. The owner started yelling at him, and the man responded by smashing the bottle into the door of the refrigerator, shattering it.
The brute then bashed another customer on the head, said the owner, who left without waiting for police to arrive. By the time the cops got there, the troublemaker had left, they said.
A bandit swiped a man’s backpack from the floor of an L train at Metropolitan Avenue on Jan. 19.
The victim told police that he got on the train at the station near Lorimer Street at 4 pm. He put his bag on the floor and turned around for a second.
When he looked again, someone had stolen the bag, which contained his iPhone and a microphone. — Danielle Furfaro
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