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A hooligan scared an 80-year-old woman so badly that she needed an ambulance after the 16-year-old suspect broke into her apartment in the middle of the day on Oct. 15.
The victim, who lives on Maujer Street between Bushwick Avenue and Humboldt Street, was at home with her 57-year-old son at about 2 pm when the suspect broke the side window and crawled in to her bedroom.
The suspect ran off when he realized his victim was at home, but the son saw him and later identified him to police, who arrested him the same day.
An emergency medical technician was called to calm down the old lady.
A 21-year-old McKibbin Court man was robbed at gunpoint on the corner of Bushwick Avenue and Seigel Street on his way home from the subway on Oct. 15.
The victim told police he had just gotten off the L train at the Montrose Avenue stop at around 1:15 am and had walked about 20 feet from the station when two men approached him, brandished a silver handgun and said, “Take off your chain.”
The victim said the robbers took his $1,500 Cuban link chain with an angel medallion attached, his video iPod, and his Sanyo cellphone.
A clever thug broke through the roofs of two Morgan Avenue businesses after dark on Oct. 14 and walked off with almost $20,000 for the night’s work.
Cops say the suspect took one business for $500. But the burglar hit the jackpot at the second store, between Meserole and Scholes streets, where he got $19,200 from the safe.
A burglar made off with more than $4,000 in jewelry from a Powers Street apartment on Oct. 15, cops said.
The 42-year-old victim discovered the robbery at 7 pm, when she returned to the building, which is between Humboldt Street and Bushwick Avenue.
The victim told police the burglar probably used the back door to get into the apartment, since the lock no longer works. The burglar got away with rings, pendants and chains, including a black pearl ring/pendant set worth $2,000.
Two thugs snatched a woman’s cellphone right out of her hand while she was making a call on Meserole Street on Oct. 15. The 25-year-old woman said she was between Humboldt Street and Bushwick Avenue when the thief struck. She gave only a vague description of the two robbers.
A couple of thieves with an appreciation for German engineering stole a BMW motorcycle that had been parked on Boerum Street between Manhattan and Graham Avenues on Oct. 15.
The 34-year-old victim, a tattoo artist, told police he parked his $10,000 bike at 2 pm and it was gone when he returned at 5:45 pm.
A passerby told the victim that he had seen two men in their 30s push the bike toward a known chop-shop earlier that afternoon.
Police found the bike stashed there early the next morning.
A 57-year-old man was beaten unconscious and robbed by four men in a stairwell the Marcy Houses on Oct. 10, cops said.
The victim told police he was walking down the stairs at 5:30 pm when four men attacked him, beat him until he passed out, took his cellphone and $20 and left him in the stairwell.
When he regained consciousness about an hour later, he walked to Woodhull Hospital, where he stayed overnight. He reported the robbery the next day.
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