A teen snatched a computer right from under a woman’s typing fingers Monday at Blue Marble Ice Cream shop.
The 30-year-old woman, who works at the shop, located on Underhill Avenue at Sterling Place, was sitting at a table typing mid-afternoon, when two teens came into the shop.
“One held the door while the other snuck up behind me and ripped the laptop out of my hands,” the woman said via e-mail.
Blair Bogin who was also working at the shop at the time, said the robbery “felt really calculated” as though the teens had waited until it was “just three women” in the shop.
“Everyone felt really violated,” she said.
The victim said she believed the robbery was part of an increasing pattern of crime by teens in the area and that she hopes cops will be able to increase their presence on Underhill Avenue.
On May 11, as she was walking out of the Eastern Parkway subway station, on Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue, four blocks from Blue Marble at 3 p.m.
On March 22, on the corner of Washington Avenue and Sterling Place (one block from Blue Marble) at 3:25 p.m.