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Gun-wielding thugs rob cab driver

The Brooklyn Paper

61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Bad fare

Three thugs robbed a cabbie on Avenue W on Jan. 23 — taking more than $1,000.

The victim told police that he picked up the dastardly trio at Stillwell and Mermaid avenues at 6:45 pm, and chauffeured them to Avenue W and Nostrand Avenue at their request.

Instead of paying their fare, however, one of the goons shoved a black pistol through the partition.

“Give me money or I’ll shoot you,” the gunman barked, before taking $1,090.


A thief ransacked a woman’s West Street apartment on Jan. 23, and stole more than $10,000 worth of cash and loot.

The victim told police that she left her home between Avenues X and Y at 5 pm, and returned two hours later to find her apartment in shambles and her property missing.

Knifepoint perp

A 19-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly taking a man’s phone at knifepoint on Avenue W on Jan. 24.

The victim told police that he was near E. 26th Street at 1:55 pm when the suspect waltzed up and started barking threats.

“Give me your phone or I’ll stab you,” the suspect allegedly growled, before taking the victim’s property and fleeing.

Fat wallet

A gun-toting goon robbed a man inside a W. First Street parking lot on Jan. 24, taking $2,480.

The victim told police that he was near Avenue X at 5:30 pm when the suspect showed up and drew a pistol.

“I’ll shoot you, give me everything you’ve got,” the thug barked, before taking the victim’s cash.

Cash out

Police arrested a 23-year-old man who they say stole cash from a Nostrand Avenue restaurant on Jan. 25.

The arresting officer said he was between Avenues U and V at 4:50 am when he noticed the suspect break into the eatery through a window and loot the register.

Bus bandit

A gun-wielding thug robbed a man on the B36 bus near Avenue Z on Jan. 25 — taking the victim’s iPhone, headphones, and cash.

The victim told police that he boarded the bus on Nostrand Avenue near Avenue X at 4 pm and enjoyed a peaceful ride until the gunman boarded at Avenue Z and E. 17th Street, sat beside the suspect, and nudged his ribs with the pistol.

“Give me your stuff, or I’ll shoot you,” the suspect growled, before taking the victim’s valuables.

Mean call

Cops are looking for a deranged prankster who threatened a man’s life via phone on Jan. 24.

The victim told police that he was inside his Homecrest Avenue apartment between Avenues U and V at 3 pm when he received the deadly serious phone call.

“Drop the lawsuit against Ukraine Express Limited Liability Company, or you’ll get a bullet,” the anonymous caller allegedly threatened.

Brutal beat down

Cops are on the hunt for two vicious thugs who they say beat and robbed a woman on Avenue Y on Jan. 27.

The victim told police that she was near Bedford Avenue at 12:35 pm when the ruffians ambushed her, punching her in the face and throwing her to the ground before making off with her iPhone.

Punch drunk

A brute slugged a man on E. 27th Street on Jan. 26.

The victim told police that he was between Avenue Z and Voorhies Avenue at 10:15 pm when the suspect served him a knuckle sandwich.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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