84th Precinct: Old Navy employee assaulted

84th precinct stationhouse
The 84th Precinct stationhouse in Downtown Brooklyn.
Photo by Kirstyn Brendlen


Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Old Navy employee assaulted 

Cops are looking for two men who assaulted an Old Navy employee and stole his phone at a Downtown outlet on Mar. 28.

The 18-year-old worker told cops that the two men came into the store at around 2 p.m. that afternoon and got into a verbal dispute with him. He said the men then punched him in the head several times before stealing his cellphone worth $1,000.

The employee suffered injuries to his hands and face following the incident. The two perps were last seen fleeing eastbound on Fulton Street.

Coffee to throw 

A 27-year-old woman was arrested on Mar. 27 after she allegedly threw a cup of coffee at a police officer on a Downtown street.

The arresting officer reported that he was in the process of dispersing a crowd at the intersection of Willoughby Street and Jay Street at 1 p.m. following a physical altercation between two individuals.

It is then claimed that the woman, a by-stander, threw a hot cup of coffee at the officer who subsequently arrested her on assault charges.

Shoplifter pepper sprays worker 

A retail worker was pepper sprayed by a man shoplifting candy worth $5 from a Boerum Hill store on Mar. 28.

According to the 42-year-old victim, the yet-to-be identified man entered Five Below on Atlantic Avenue at 11:45 a.m. and attempted to leave the store without paying for a pack of Sour Patch Kids.

She said that when she approached the man to retrieve the candy he sprayed her in the face with what she believed to be pepper spray, causing burning and redness to her eyes.

Cops say they are reviewing the store’s surveillance cameras to identify the man.