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Laptop Snatched out of Woman's Hands at Blue Marble Ice Cream

One teen held the door, while the other grabbed the Macbook in daytime robbery.

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.

Ekayani Chamberlin May 29, 2011 at 02:30 PM
These kids need jobs. It's desperate situation. I have been reading in Crain's that for the last 2 years hiring youth for summer jobs has come to a virtual standstill in the city. I hope more jobs and less lock ups.
Princess_Mom May 29, 2011 at 05:41 PM
It's really unfortunate children have come to stealing just to buy themselves something or to get something they really could need or use. Summer youth has cut their program more this year than in the past. A friend of mine child was told unless your parent recieves some type of city funding then they were not eligible for summer youth.
Mr. Norman May 31, 2011 at 01:30 AM
A lot of kids need jobs. Most most don't rob. The ones who rob might or might not want to work. And either way they might also rob. No place is immune to robbery. Even in our lovely area. A little vigilance along with a lot of openness within our incredible community can only help.

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