Cops cuffed a guy who they say attacked the man who caught him trying to steal tools from his Flushing Avenue apartment on March 20 and tried to keep him from leaving.
Police said they came across three fellows fighting in front of a house between Broadway and Throop Avenue at 9:55 pm. The victim, who lived in the apartment, told officers he had caught the alleged burglar in his apartment trying to grab the goods. Police arrested the 46-year-old man and charged him with burglary.
A robbery victim and a witness helped to get a suspect arrested after he allegedly grabbed money out of the victim’s pocket on Graham Avenue on March 20.
The victim told police that he took money out of an automated teller machine between Debevoise Street and Broadway at 5 pm. As he stepped away from the machine and continued walking down the street, the alleged robber grabbed $75 out of his pocket, the victim told police.
The victim and a witness followed the suspect and the witness flagged down a cop who arrested the suspect and charged him with grand larceny.
A robber stole the cellphone out of the hands of a woman who was riding the G train at the Flushing Avenue station on March 20.
The 43-year-old victim told police that a tall man grabbed the phone out of her hand just as the train pulled into the station at the corner of Marcy Avenue and Wallabout Street at 6:50 pm. The man ran out of the train and out of the station and the woman could not stop him.
A crafty burglar broke into a Flushing Avenue pizza shop on March 17 — by punching a hole in the wall.
The owner of the pizzeria between Humboldt Street and Broadway told police that when he opened the store at 10:50 am he found the basement storm door broken and a hole kicked in the sheet rock on the side of the pizzeria. The burglar had stolen $575 from the cash register and stole an iPad mini from the front counter.
A man was arrested for stealing a cement saw from the tractor of a construction truck parked on Graham Avenue on March 17, police said.
A manager with the construction company reported that his construction truck and trailer were parked between Varet and Moore streets at 11:40 am when a thief jumped into the trailer, grabbed the saw, and ran off down the street.
Police arrested the 55-year-old man and slapped him with charges of grand larceny and resisting arrest.
A cretin stole $10,000 out of a man’s bookcase in his Penn Street home on March 21, according to authorities.
The 64-year-old victim said he noticed his books had been moved in his home at the corner of Marcy Avenue at noon. He told police he suspected the thief was his housekeeper, but there are no cameras in the apartment and he not could not prove who took the money, police stated.
A man was arrested for assaulting a teenager with a cup of ice on Grand Street on March 19.
The 13-year-old victim told police that he was walking home at the southeast corner of Roebling Street at 2:45 pm when he saw a cup of ice on the ground.
“Pick it up, fat a--,” a man yelled at him. The victim kept walking so the assailants picked up the cup of ice and threw it at the victim, hitting him in the right side of the face and causing redness, police reported.
The 27-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault.
— Danielle Furfaro
©2014 Community News Group
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