Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
A duo of ne’er-do-wells robbed a woman at gunpoint on Grand Avenue on April 7.
The 27-year-old victim told cops she was texting between Lefferts Place and Atlantic Avenue at 12:20 am when the two men approached her, displaying a black handgun. One of them said “Give him your money or he’ll kill you.”
The victim told them she didn’t have any money, so they took her iPhone and fled.
A crook stole a woman’s wallet on Atlantic Avenue March 31.
The 73-year-old victim told cops that she was at Daffy’s between Fort Greene Place and South Portland Street at 5 pm when she put her purse on the floor while trying on shoes.
When she went to pay for the shoes minutes later, her wallet was gone.
Someone took a man’s backpack — full of electronics — from a subway station on Lafayette Avenue on April 2.
The 32-year-old victim told cops that he was in the G train station at Classon Avenue at 2 pm when he put his backpack down. When the train came, he forgot to take his bag with him.
When he went back to the station to retrieve his satchel, which had his MacBook and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones in it, was gone.
A thief robbed a man on Lafayette Avenue on April 3.
The 56-year-old victim told cops he was near Classon Avenue when a man jumped on him and wrestled him to the ground, stealing $26 from his front pocket.
A crafty crook stole copper piping from a pizza parlor on Adelphi Street on April 3, removing the store’s access to water.
Representatives of the business near Myrtle Avenue told cops that they discovered they were without water at 8:50 am and called a plumber. He informed them that the copper piping was gone.
A pick-pocket stole a woman’s wallet on Atlantic Avenue on April 3.
The 26-year-old victim told cops she was at the Atlantic Avenue subway stop at 3:20 pm. She had her wallet when she swiped her MetroCard, but sometime after that it went missing.
A crook stole a woman’s wallet on April 5.
The 33-year-old victim told cops she had her billfold while riding the B54 bus at 8:30 pm. When she got home 15 minutes later, her backpack was open and her wallet was gone.
A crook robbed a man on Willoughby Avenue on April 5.
The 18-year-old victim told cops he was near Vanderbilt Avenue at 8:40 pm when a man trapped him between two cars and said, “Give me dat,” before taking his headphones and iPhone.
A crook stole a woman’s purse at Target on Flatbush Avenue on April 5.
The 43-year-old victim told cops that she was shopping at the store between Hanson Place and Atlantic Avenue 5:15 pm. While she was waiting in the checkout line, she noticed her purse was gone from her cart.
A thug tried to steal woman’s purse — but failed — on Lefferts Place on April 4.
The 28-year-old victim told cops she was between Grand and Classon avenues at 10:15 pm when a man walked up to her and tried to pull her bag away from her.
She held onto her bag and screamed, and the would-be thief fled empty-handed.
A robber struck a house on Cambridge Place on March 23.
The 43-year-old victim told cops that someone entered the house between Fulton Street and Gates Avenue between 12:45 and 5:45 pm, and made off with his laptop, camera, and expensive jewelry.
Someone robbed a house on S. Portland Avenue on April 4.
The 28-year-old victim told cops she left her apartment between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 8 am. When she returned at 8 pm, her front door was open and more than $1,000 in jewelry was gone.
A band of marauders robbed man on DeKalb Avenue on April 5.
The 21-year-old victim told cops he was at Flatbush Avenue at 11:50 pm when the group punched and kicked him and took his cellphone.
A thug robbed a woman on Lafayette Avenue on April 7.
The 18-year-old victim told cops she was entering the G train station at Washington Avenue at 5:20 am when a hooded man blocked her and said, “Give me your stuff, give me your bag,” while waving a silver object in front of her.
She gave up her backpack and handbag containing her laptop and the thief fled.
A crook stole a motorcycle on Washington Park on April 7.
The 22-year-old victim told cops he parked his bike near Myrtle Avenue at 3 am, and when he checked on the bike at noon, it was gone.
A jerk stole a woman’s wallet on Flatbush Avenue on April 7.
The 23-year-old victim told cops that she was near Fulton Street at 2:33 pm. She was purchasing a bottle of water from a street vendor when the jerk swiped her wallet from her hand and ran off.
A crook broke into a car on Myrtle Avenue overnight on April 6.
The 34-year-old man told cops he parked near St. Edwards Street at 11 pm, returning at noon the next day to find his trunk pried open and his fancy road bike gone.
A crafty crook stole a car on S. Portland Avenue overnight on April 7.
The 65-year-old victim told cops he parked the car between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 10 pm, and returned at 2 am to find it gone.
— Eli Rosenberg
©2012 Community News Group
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