They stole his Pop Tarts!

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Not the Pop Tarts!

A heartless gun-toting thug held up a man on the 4 train for his Playstation device, a “Cake Mania” video game, and tragically, even his Pop Tarts on Aug. 1.

The pastry-loving victim told cops that he and the perp were the only ones in the train car, which was at the Atlantic Avenue stop near Flatbush Avenue, at about 4:30 am. They conversed for a while, but the hungry scoundrel had other plans — he lifted up his shirt to reveal a gun in his pants and said, “If you do anything stupid, I’ll shoot you.”

Then the bandit took the electronics and the tarts, valued at $2, and fled.

Diabetic thief

A jerk on a sugar high stole $1,710 worth of diabetes testing strips from Target in the Atlantic Terminal Mall on July 27.

Employees told cops that they noticed the 15 expensive kits, called OneTouch Ultra Test Strips, missing from the store — which is at Flatbush and Atlantic avenues — at about 9:43 pm.

The mall — and its neighbor, the Atlantic Center — is a frequent location for crime. (See item below.)

Bold Navy

In another burglary at the Atlantic Terminal Mall, a kleptomaniac lifted a whopping 36 pairs of jeans from Old Navy on Aug. 1.

Employees told cops that they noticed the jeans missing at the clothing superstore, which is on Atlantic Avenue between S. Portland Avenue and Fort Greene Place, at about 4:30 pm. Security footage shows the perp taking about $1,062 worth of denim.

Pinky punk

A drunken buffoon trespassed into a Grand Avenue apartment and slashed the tenant with a razor on Aug. 1.

The victim told police that the blade-wielding jerk waltzed into his apartment, which is near Putnam Avenue, at about 3 pm, clearly intoxicated. The two argued before the jerk pulled out the small blade. His target? The tenant’s pinky. The perp fled after slicing the man’s finger.


Four punk kids beat up a 14-year-old boy apparently at random on Adelphi Street on July 27.

The boy’s mom told cops that he was near Lafayette Avenue at about 12:40 pm when four boys his age attacked — punching, kicking and hitting with sticks. He went home with a bloody face and some bruises, but refused medical help. Tough kid.

Laptop larceny

A quick-handed thief broke into a Willoughby Avenue apartment while its renter walked his dog on July 27.

The tenant told cops that he (and his dog) finished their duties at 8 am, only to find his apartment, which is near Hall Street, ransacked and his laptop missing.


Two creeps punched a jogger and took his iPod on Flushing Avenue on July 30.

The runner was near N. Elliot Place at about 10 pm when the two approached, punched him in the face and knocked him to the ground. They took his fancy electronic and fled. The jogger suffered a broken jaw.


Our Apple-themed blotter headlines are cute, but the theft’s just keep on coming: This time, some punk broke into a Cumberland Street apartment from a fire escape and stole a MacBook Pro on July 30.

The tenant told cops that she noticed the laptop missing from the apartment, which is between Dekalb and Lafayette avenues, at about 7 am when she came home from work. The window leading to her fire escape was ajar.

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Matilda James from ft. greene says:
Do you know what exactly happened in the playground at PS 20 on Saturday night? Apparently there was a shooting during the block party. The police were questioning residents yesterday.
Aug. 9, 2010, 12:37 pm
Benjamin C from Fort Greene says:
My wife and I were sitting at Chez Oscar around midnight on Saturday night. We were sitting outside, and the restaurant is right down the street where the shootings took place.

There were two shots, the first sounded like a firecracker but the second was obviously a pistol. Immediately after the second shot people started emptying out of the playground, some running. A bunch of guys came down Adelphi, looking riled up and shouting at each other - they stopped a car service Crown Vic and shoved one of their number in the back and then ran off.

The cops arrived five minutes later. We walked up Adelphi toward Myrtle, past the playground. One young woman walked by, repeating out loud "We don't do that —— here, we don't do that." A little girl was sobbing, screaming, "What did they do to my uncle? Where's my uncle."

The crime report map on Gothamist reported the incident as two shootings. Not sure whether there were two victims or what. Cannot find any news or reports online covering the incident. Would love to know what the hell went down.
Aug. 9, 2010, 9:54 pm
laptop ac adapter from says:
I had a acer AC adapter that is identical to the one currently being used, and when I switched the two I am not getting any problems thus far *knocks on table*. I have also tried this trick with another identical laptop, and had similar experiences.
Nov. 10, 2010, 12:15 am

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