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Hell-evator ride as gunmen rob man

The Brooklyn Paper

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown


Three gun-toting muggers threatened and robbed a man in an apartment building on York Street on July 14.

The victim was picking up his son in the apartment building between Bridge and George streets at 10:50 pm. As he exited the elevator the thugs approached, pressed a silver gun to his face, and demanded he “get back in the elevator,” he told police.

Two accomplices reached into his pockets and stole $40, while the other snatched a golden chain off the victim’s neck, police said.

Basement burglar

A thief broke into a basement apartment on Dean Street on July 9 — and left with the tenant’s laptop.

Police say the suspect slashed open the victim’s window screens and slithered into the home between Bond and Nevins streets around 8 am, leaving with the victim’s MacBook Pro shortly after.

Wheels of steal

A crook stole two bikes and a car from a man’s garage on Hudson Avenue on July 15.

The crook cut open the lock on the garage door between Plymouth and Water streets around 10:30 am. The victim told to police that the burglar stole two bicycles, and a Cadillac El Dorado.


An intruder forced his way into a restaurant on Hudson Avenue on July 15.

The thief cut open the metal chain on the eatery’s fence between Front and Water streets and then pried open the back door. Police say that the burglar took two iPads, which are valued at $800.

Smash and steal

Four teens smashed the window of a car parked on Jay Street on July 12 — and stole a laptop left inside, police said.

Police say the teens used a loose cobblestone they found nearby to crack the window of the green Chevrolet Blazer parked near Front Street around 12:02 am. They stormed the car and grabbed a tote bag containing the victim’s MacBook Air, officials said.

Cops arrested one suspect shortly after, and are still looking for the other three.

Shady shoplift

A shoplifter stole six pricey sunglasses worth more than $1,000 from a store on Fulton Street on July 14.

Store owners told police that the man entered the store between Gallatin Place and Hoyt Street at 7 pm and fled shortly after with six pairs of Maui Jim shades, a combined value of $1,408.

— Alfred Ng

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