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Two Women Attacked in Cobble Hill, Police Say

By Nikhita Venugopal | January 16, 2014 3:17pm
 Police are investigating two attacks that occured Monday night in Cobble Hill.
Police are investigating two attacks that occured Monday night in Cobble Hill.
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COBBLE HILL — Two women were attacked — one robbed — in Cobble Hill Monday night, but police are not immediately linking the two crimes.

A 56-year-old woman was walking to Long Island College Hospital about 11:10 p.m. on Jan. 13 when she noticed a man talking on a cellphone and watching her, police said.

A second man then attacked her at Hicks and Congress Streets, snatching her chain and hospital ID and throwing her to the ground.

Both men grabbed her handbag and fled the scene, police said.

This is the first robbery of the year for the 76th Precinct, which covers Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook and parts of Gowanus.

The attackers got away with a $500 iPhone, $300 in cash and a $350 gold chain with a cross but dropped the victim’s Dooney & Bourke handbag worth $400, which was recovered, police said.

Police also recovered a $50 pulse monitor that was taken from the victim, who sustained swelling and pain to her neck.

Police described one thief as a 20-year-old man, 5-foot-7-inches and wearing a black hooded jacket and a black skullcap.

An hour earlier, around 10 p.m., a woman was struck on the back of her head while walking from the Bergen Street subway station, police said.

The 32-year-old victim turned around and saw three men surrounding her near Cheever Place and Kane Street.

One attacker attempted to intimidate the woman, moving close to her face, and threatening to shoot her while simulating a gun with his hand in his pocket, police said.

“B***h, give me your phone,” the attacker said to the victim.

The woman screamed for help and the men fled without taking any of her possessions, police said.

Police described one attacker as a 22-year-old man, 5-foot-10-inches, 160 pounds and wearing a black hooded jacket and black jogging clothes. 

Other notable crimes in this month’s blotter at the 76th Precinct included the following from police sources:

► A UPS package holding $1,500 worth of T-shirts was stolen from the front steps of a Kane Street residence between Dec. 30 and Jan. 2. This is the third incident of a stolen package at the home since Dec. 19.

► About $150 in cash, a debit card and wallet were stolen from a Ford Escape parked on Conover Street Sunday night after a thief broke into the car.

► A $30,000 rental car was stolen on Hicks Street between Jan. 11 and Jan. 12.