Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Gun-toting thugs mugged a woman leaving the desolate subway exit on Red Cross Place on Sept. 23.
The victim told cops that she was leaving the High Street subway station via the quiet eastern exit at 10:55 pm when two armed men approached and said, “Give us everything you got.”
The woman complied, handing over $200, her iPhone and credit cards.
A knife-wielding gang robbed a man on Fulton Street on Sept. 22.
The victim told police that he was near Hanover Place at 4 pm when the six thugs surrounded him, flashed their knives and demanded his cash.
The man gave up his phone, Metrocard and a watch.
At least two truck drivers claim that they were burglarized while on their routes last week:
• In the first case, a thief stole $2,000 from a truck on Court Street on Sept. 19. The driver said that he had parked near Pacific Street at 3 pm and returned at 3:30 pm to find the money gone.
• A day later, a thief swiped $4,000 from a truck on Schermerhorn Street. This time, the driver told cops that he left his truck unattended for just 20 minutes near Hoyt Street at 2:30 pm.
A burglar stole a treasure trove of electronics from a Clinton Street home on Sept. 22.
The occupant told police that she left her apartment between State Street and Atlantic Avenue at 9:30 pm. When she returned at 11 pm, she found that the front door was unlocked — and her laptop and two cameras were missing.
Two thugs broke into an apartment on Garden Place and made off with $450 on Sept. 21.
The occupant told cops that she was inside her home between State and Joralemon streets at 11:45 am when she heard her front door slam. She told cops that she observed two men leaving the building, and later discovered that the cash, her wallet and a phone were missing.
Jewel thieves pilfered a Dean Street home between Sept. 15 and Sept. 18.
The resident told police that she left her house for three days only to return and find that $3,275 in jewelry was missing.
Thieves stole cash — and a safe — from a Court Street bagel store on Sept. 24.
It is unclear when workers left Court Street Bagels for the night, but a surveillance camera revealed that the thugs entered the shop between Amity and Congress streets, at 12:06 am, taking $800, along with the $250 safe.
Workers discovered the crime when they showed up to make the bagels hours later.
Thieves broke into a Bridge Street construction site on Sept. 19 and stole enough tools to stock a small hardware store.
The men were captured on camera entering the site, between Plymouth and Water streets, at 6:15 am. They left around 6:50 am, towing $4,230 in tools.
A thief stole a car on Hicks Street last week.
The owner said that he parked near Orange Street at 10:30 pm on Sept. 24 and returned almost 24 hours later to find the car gone.
Two more fancy iPhones were swiped from Downtown residents in back-to-back grabs:
• A thief stole one phone on Flatbush Avenue Extension on Sept. 19, grabbing it from the victim as she neard Willoughby Street.
• One day later, another thief stole a woman’s phone on Flatbush Avenue Extension near the Myrtle Promenade at 10:15 pm.
A thief stole a purse from a woman’s stroller on Fulton Street on Sept. 19.
The victim said that she was shopping at Cookies, which is between Nevins Street and Hanover Place, at 2 pm when she noticed the purse she had left in her baby stroller was missing.
A pickpocket ruined a woman’s day on Fulton Street on Sept. 20.
The victim told police that she was waiting for a bus near Hoyt Street at 4:50 pm when her wallet was swiped.
A thief stole a camera from an unattended truck on Main Street on Sept. 22.
The victim said he left the vehicle near Water Street at around 6:30 pm and returned just a few minutes later to discover the crime.
Two men robbed a Verizon store on Montague Street on Sept. 23.
The thieves entered the store between Clinton and Henry streets at 3 pm and grabbed an iPad and cellphone.
A thief stole a man’s wallet at the Borough Hall subway station on Sept. 23.
The victim said that was sleeping in a Utica Avenue-bound 4 train idling at the station around 5:40 am when a man grabbed his wallet and fled.
A thief stole an unattended purse on Water Street during the last day of the DUMBO Arts Festival on Sept. 25.
The owner told cops that she left the purse near Washington Street at 1:30 pm and returned four hours later to discover that someone in the throngs of thousands of art fans had taken it.
A thief gershed a bike from Pearl Street on Sept. 25.
The cyclist said that he locked up his ride near High Street at 6:30 pm, but it was missing when he came back to retrieve it one hours later.
— Daniel Bush
©2011 Community News Group
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