A customer at a donut shop near the corner of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street punched an employee after being told he had to wait in line on Nov. 25.
The 18-year-old counterman told police that a 19-year-old man entered at around midnight, approached the register and said, “Make me a flatbread sandwich.” When the counterman told him to get in line, he balked, started an argument, brandished the glass tip jar and screamed, “I’ll kick your a—!”
He then hurled the tip jar at the employee, injuring him in the right elbow, cops said. The wounded man said he knew the impatient sandwich lover — indeed, he’d applied for a job at the donut store a while ago.
Cops are looking for him.
A cashier at a Fifth Avenue supermarket really enjoyed her job, as it allowed her to skim $5 off of a handful of purchases — until, of course, a customer noticed and she was arrested on Nov. 26.
Cops say the 17-year-old employee of the supermarket, which is between Park and Sterling places, had been stealing money off the debit cards of at least five customers dating back to Oct. 30 before one noticed and complained.
Cops arrived and collared the DeGraw Street resident, who told police, implausibly, “I requested cash back” from the customers.
She was charged with grand larceny, despite the low dollar amount of the crime.
A fast-moving purse-snatcher netted $600 when he stole a woman’s handbag at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street on Nov. 29.
The 50-year-old victim told cops that she was on the corner at around 5 pm when the thief struck so quickly that she did not get a good look at him.
In addition to the cash, she lost various credit and debit cards.
Two days later on the same corner, another thief nabbed a woman’s handbag, but the 10 am crime didn’t earn the mugger anything except his victim’s bi-polar medication, cops said.
A mugger, using a cellphone to simulate a gun, ordered a woman to hand over all her cash, saying he had to “feed my kids” on Nov. 30.
But the kids won’t get such a lavish meal, as dad got only $2.
The victim, a 22-year-old Seventh Street resident, told cops that she had just left the Fourth Avenue subway station at around 6:30 pm when the mugger struck.
He stuck what she thought was a gun into her back, and said, “Give me your money. I have to feed my kids.”
She turned over $2 — all she had — and the perp, whom cops described as a 5-foot-7 white Hispanic man, fled on Seventh Street towards Third Avenue, cops said.
It is unclear how cops know the threatening object was a cellphone and not a gun.
A thief broke into an apartment on tony Prospect Park West and made off with two gold-and-sapphire rings on Nov. 30, cops said.
The tenant of the apartment, which is between Fifth and Sixth streets, told cops that he came home at just after midnight on Dec. 1 to find that his back window was ajar and the rings, valued at $100 each, were gone.
A burglar made a big score inside a Ninth Street apartment on Nov. 26 — stealing more than $45,000 in jewelry.
The 37-year-old resident of the apartment, which is between Seventh and Eighth avenues, told cops that he returned home at around 2:30 pm to find his front door unlocked and a rear window open.
He soon discovered something much worse: a thief had pilfered nearly a dozen pieces of fancy jewelry, including a $20,000 necklace, a $15,000 bracelet, necklace and earring set and a $1,200 ring.
To add insult to larceny, the thief grabbed a $5,000 computer, too — making his entire haul worth $45,050, cops said.
At least one car was stolen — and another broken into — in Park Slope last week. Here’s a roundup:
• The 1992 Saturn was stolen on Nov. 30 from a spot on Fifth Avenue near the corner of Sackett Street at just before midnight. The owner told cops that he had been having dinner in a nearby bar.
• The break-in occurred on Nov. 26 in the parking lot of a popular hardware chain along the banks of the Gowanus Canal. The car’s owner — a Philadelphia resident — told cops that the Brooklyn bandit exhibited no brotherly love when he broke into the 2007 Chevy Silverado and took a computer, two iPods, a satellite-guided map and a wallet containing $30.
A native of California, who was in Park Slope shooting a movie, found out on Nov. 24 that when you’re in the big city, you just can’t leave your messenger bag sitting around.
The 39-year-old Venice, California, resident told police that she had put down the bag on 12th Street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues, at around 10 am. But when she looked for it — and the fancy Apple computer it contained — a few hours later, it was gone.
©2007 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not BrooklynPaper.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynPaper.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.