Cops nabbed a 33-year-old man for slamming a chain against the head of a 64-year-old on 11th Street on Sept. 20.
Police said the suspect allegedly hit the Westport, Conn. senior with the chain after “a dispute” at around 3:30 pm near Seventh Avenue.
It is unclear what started the whole thing, and cops did not say how they caught their man.
There were at least four brazen thefts last week:
• A Fourth Avenue real-estate office was cleaned out sometime between closing time on Sept. 13 and its opening on Sept. 15. Cops say the thieves entered the location, which is at the corner of Garfield Place, and hid. When the owner left, they took more than $5,000 in computer equipment — but one of the men was later arrested.
• A teacher at a popular day care center on Garfield Place between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West had her laptop and wallet stolen on Sept. 16 after she left her bag in a “common area” at around 8:20 am. She told cops that when she returned to the bag just 15 minutes later, her stuff was gone.
• A thief grabbed the cellphone right out of a man’s hand as he shopped at a video store on Fifth Avenue near Seventh Street at around 3:30 pm on Sept. 19.
• A pair of thieves entered a cellphone store on Flatbush Avenue near Park Place at around 4 pm on Sept. 19, snipped a few security cables, and ran off with more than $2,000 in phones.
An auxiliary police officer might want to spend more time reading this police blotter, given that she became the victim of a crime that seems to occur every week.
The 25-year-old semi-officer told police that she put her purse down on the counter of a Fifth Avenue bank “for just a second” at around noon on Sept. 16, but when she returned her attention to her possessions, she noticed that the bag was gone from the vestibule, which is at the corner of 13th Street.
Inside the bag was her NYPD ID and her Social Security card.
A plumber’s office got plumbed by one of the plumbers.
According to police, a worker at the pipe-and-drain outfit on Carroll Street between Nevins Street and the Gowanus Canal stayed behind after the boss closed up for the night, helping himself to tools and nearly $2,000 in copper pipe.
The worker not only took the goods, but also damaged all seven security cameras and, tellingly, the vending machine.
At least three cars were swiped — and one broken into — in a spree last week:
• A 1999 Mitsubishi was taken from a space on Seventh Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues sometime between 9:30 am and noon on Sept. 17.
• A 2000 Dodge Caravan disappeared, leaving only a pile of broken glass in its spot on Montgomery Place between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West. The car was taken between 7:30 pm on Sept. 16 and 8 am on Sept. 18.
• A pizza deliveryman’s 1990 Toyota was taken at just before midnight on Sept. 19. He told cops that he left the car running when he made a delivery to Eighth Avenue near Sixth Street. When he came out from the building, all he saw was the car driving away.
• A jogger who parked his car near on Flatbush Avenue near Eastern Parkway at around 7 pm on Sept. 15 returned just 40 minutes later to find that the lock had been smashed, and clothing, electronics and textbooks had been taken.
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