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Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
A burglar stole 35 mm and a cluster of electronics from a Washington Street art studio on July 9.
The 43-year-old victim told police that she left her atelier near Water Street at 7:30 pm and returned the next day to find a variety of work tools missing — including a stereo amplifier and CD player, canon projector, and lenses.
An intruder broke into a Henry Street apartment on July 9 and said he was a utility man checking on the water.
The 31-year-old resident told cops that he left his pad near Love Lane at 8:30 am. When he returned at 1:30 pm, he saw the stranger walking out of his bedroom.
The man asked the burglar what he was doing, and the trickster said he was inspecting the water and would be back.
The intruder walked out, and the resident saw that his wife’s jewelry box was open — though nothing was stolen.
A thief stole more than $20,000 worth of dental equipment from a vehicle on Front Street on July 5.
The 45-year-old victim told police that she parked near Jay Street at 8:30 pm and returned the next morning to find a back window smashed.
The crook got away with 65 dental tools, an electric toothbrush, computer and iPod.
Hired movers hauling a woman’s stuff from Manhattan to State Street stole jewelry from her suitcase on July 5.
The victim told cops that she last saw her bling at 8 am at the start of moving day. But when she began to unpack at her new apartment near Clinton Street at 6 pm, realized a gold band, diamond earrings and pearl earrings were missing from her suitcase.
A thief swiped a woman’s wallet from a Smith Street medical office on July 6.
The 59-year-old victim told police that she entered the doctor’s office near Fulton Street at 9:30 am. When she left an hour later, her billfold — and the $15 and MTA card inside of it — was missing from her purse.
A marauder punched a man in the face before demanding cash on Bergen Street on July 4.
The victim told cops that he was near Bond Street at 12:40 pm when a stranger approached and welted him in the face.
“Give me your f—king money!” the robber demanded, before fleeing.
A 20-year-old suspect was arrested at the scene.
A blade-wielding maniac slashed a man at a Court Street subway entrance on July 9, after the straphanger refused to fork over money.
The 69-year-old victim told cops that he was at the staircase to the 2/3 train near Joralemon Street at 8:30 am when the stranger waved a box-cutter in his face.
The mugger demanded cash, and when the victim refused, he cut his lip with the knife. The man dropped an envelope with $100 on the floor, and the thief picked it up and fled.
Cops arrested a 54-year-old suspect — with a blade in his pocket — at the scene.
Two rotten fiends attacked a woman as she left a Court Street bank on July 8 and pried more than $1,000 from her hands.
The 45-year-old victim told police that she left the Chase Bank near Schermerhorn Street at 9:30 am and was approaching Clinton Street when the robbers pushed her against a wall.
The thieves stole $1,600 and a pair of earrings from the woman, who passed out. A passerby ran after the scoundrels, but couldn’t catch them.
A crazed jerk stabbed a man collecting scrap metal on Bond Street on July 4.
A police officer saw the attacker knife the poor fellow numerous times near Wyckoff Street at 6:10 pm. He arrested a 49-year-old suspect.
An irate straphanger being removed from the A train at Hoyt Street punched a cop on July 7.
Witnesses told police that the crook was at the Manhattan-bound platform near Schermerhorn Street at 4:40 am when the officer tried to cuff him.
That’s when the man went wild, knocking the cop in the face before the officer subdued him with pepper spray.
A crook with a knife stabbed a man on a Coney Island-bound Q train on July 7.
The 27-year-old victim told cops that the subway was near the DeKalb Avenue station at 5:05 am when a stranger yelled, “Get the f—k off the train!”
The scared straphanger moved into another train car, but the marauder followed. The attacker then jabbed the man’s hand and stole his hat.
Cops arrested a 41-year-old suspect at the scene.
A thief snatched a silver Vespa scooter from Bergen Street on June 29.
The female victim told cops she parked near Hoyt Street at 4 pm and returned the next night to find it gone.
A trio of crooks stole a motorcycle from Jay Street on July 6.
The 22-year-old victim told cops that he parked near Tillary Street at 9:20 am. When he returned hours later, his blue Yamaha bike was gone.
A witness said she saw three men load the expensive two-wheeler into a van and flee in an unknown direction.
A crook boosted a motorcycle from Pearl Street on July 5.
The 23-year-old victim told police that he parked near Sands Street at 2 pm. When he returned four hours later, the black Honda motorbike was gone.
A middle-aged woman with a cane attacked a 19-year-old man on Boerum Place on July 5.
The victim told cops that he was near Livingston Street at 2:20 pm when he entered an argument with a lady. The spat reached fever pitch when she whacked him several times with her walking stick.
Police arrested a 41-year-old suspect.
A thief stole a van from Dean Street on July 3.
The 53-year-old victim told cops that he parked near Nevins Street at 1 pm, but when he returned the vehicle was gone.
He reported his red 1994 van missing on July 6.
— Kate Briquelet
©2011 Community Newspaper Group
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