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90th Precinct

Southside–Bushwick

Unconscious

Two thugs knocked a man unconscious and stole his wallet on Johnson Avenue on Sept. 16.

The 30-year-old victim told police he was on his way home from work near Bushwick Avenue at 8 pm when two shady characters started walking next to him. About a minute later, one of the thugs hit him over the head at least once. The victim lost consciousness and when he came to, his wallet was missing and he was bleeding from the head and face.

The bleeding man called his roommates, who called a car to take him to Beth Israel Hospital. His wallet contained his driver’s license, credit cards, debit card, and insurance card.

Some brass

A thief stole more than $300 in hardware from utility closet in a Scholes Street apartment building on Sept. 14.

A caretaker at the building between Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street told police he went to work at 8 am to find the door to a utility room had been pryed open and the lock that had been there had been replaced by a padlock.

When he got the padlock off the door, he found that five brass capos, some valves, chains, and brass pipes were missing.

Ambushed

A thug knocked a man to the ground and swiped his wallet on S. Ninth Street on Sept. 14.

The victim told police he had just left a grocery store and was between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street at 8:15 pm when someone kicked his legs out from under him and he fell to the ground with his bags. He told police that his wallet fell out of his hands as he fell.

When he stood up and picked up his property, he saw a man running off down the street. His wallet, which contained $20, his school ID, a debit card, and a MetroCard, were gone.

Art and Apples

A crook took two Apple laptops from a Hope Street art gallery on Sept. 13.

The victim told police she finished setting up her art gallery between Roebling and Havemeyer streets with friends and unknown workers at 10 pm and left. When she returned the next day, her laptops, worth a total of $3,700, were missing.

She remembered that when she was locking up the gallery the previous night, one of the workers asked to go back inside to retrieve his bag, she told cops.

Sawed off

A burglar sawed a lock in half and stole a racing bike worth $1,200 from a Humboldt Street apartment on Sept. 13.

The victim told police he found he left his bike chained to a staircase railing of the building between Montrose Avenue and Meserole Street and found it missing at 1 am.

Police say surveillance video from the building shows a burglar breaking into the hallway of the building, trying to break into the coin receptacles in the laundry room, and then removing the bike from the railing.

Invaded

A knife-wielding thug punched a tenant as he invaded her Seigel Street apartment looking for money in a terrifying robbery on Sept. 10.

The victim told police she was answering the door of her apartment between Bogart and White streets at 8:30 pm when the invader shoved his way into her apartment, threatening her with a knife and yelling, “Don’t make me cut you.”

He ransacked every room looking for booty, and told the woman to lay on the bed and not move. She said he punched her several times in the face and demanded, “Where is the money?”

He made off with a Macbook, hemp necklace, iPad, and a very expensive Diane Van Furstenburg bag. Altogether, the items totaled more than $2,900 police said.

— Danielle Furfaro

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