Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
Two brothers were beat up by a rowdy gang on the corner of Navy Street and Park Avenue on July 14.
The victims told cops that they were approached by 12 thugs at around 2:40 am. The perps hit the brothers until they were bruised in the face.
A thief swiped a car on Waverly Avenue between July 11 and 12.
The victim told cops that he left his 2008 Chevrolet Equinox between Myrtle and Park avenues at 10:30 pm and returned the following afternoon to find his vehicle missing.
A thief stole a laptop from an Oxford Street apartment while its resident slept on July 13.
The victim told cops that she was asleep in the home, which is between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues, when the perp sneaked through her window sometime between 2 am and 8 am.
Someone broke into a white van on Ashland Place on July 13 to steal a laptop and a backpack.
The victim told cops that he left his 2008 Ford between Willoughby Street and DeKalb Avenue at 10 am. He returned two and a half hours later to find his passenger-side door lock busted and his stuff gone.
A potentially sticky-fingered student stole a purse from inside a Pratt University building on Willoughby Street on July 13.
The victim told cops that she left her purse in a room, near Ashland Place, at around 4:30 pm. She returned a few minutes later to find her bag, which contained her wallet, cash and cards, was gone.
Cops arrested a man for trying to steal four cans of Red Bull from a Myrtle Avenue market on July 14.
A worker at Greenville Garden, between Adelphi Street and Clermont Avenue, told cops that he saw the guy trying to shoplift the energy drinks at 9 pm. He confronted the perp and held him until cops arrived to make the collar.
If only he’d managed to consume the beverage in time.
A thief swiped a purse from inside the Fulton Street nail salon on July 14.
The victim told cops that she left her bag in the lounge of Modern Nail Salon, which is between St. James Place and Washington Avenue, at around 4:30 pm. She returned three and a half hours later to find that her bag, which contained cash, cards and her Blackberry, was gone.
A thief snatched an iPhone on Carlton Avenue on July 15.
The victim told cops that he was near Park Avenue at around 10 pm when the unknown man approached him, said, “What kind of phone you got there,” punched the victim, grabbed the phone and fled.
A group of dudes beat up another man and stole his wallet on Prince Street on July 16.
The victim told cops that he was near Myrtle Avenue at around 5 am when four men attacked him from behind. He said that he walked away from the mugging with bruises and a broken nose.
Two men beat up a 15-year-old boy inside Fort Greene Park and snatched a cellphone from a woman’s hand on July 16.
The victim told cops that he was near Willoughby and St. Edwards streets at around 1 pm when the thugs approached him and punched him in the face. They then grabbed the cell from a nearby woman’s hand and fled.
A thief stole a car stereo after bashing the window of a BMW on Ashland Place on July 16.
The victim told cops that she parked the 1999 sedan near DeKalb Avenue at 10:30 am and returned two hours later to find her windows destroyed and stereo ripped out.
— Alex Rush
©2011 Community News Group
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