84th Precinct: Reality bites

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


Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Reality bites

A 60-year-old man was arrested on April 20 after he allegedly bit two Sunglass Hut workers who tried to stop him from shoplifting.

According to the two staff members, the alleged perp was attempting to leave the Fulton Street store without paying for several pairs of designer glasses worth over $900 shortly after 1:30 pm.

After being confronted by the workers, a physical struggle ensued between the men during which the alleged shoplifter bit the right arms of the workers. Responding officers arrested the 60-year-old man at the scene.

Swag bags

A burglar broke into a Downtown apartment and made off with designer bags worth over $100,000 while the tenant was on vacation.

The 24-year-old victim reported to police that she left for a vacation on April 15 and returned on April 20 to find her Bridge Street apartment broken into and her handbag collection missing.

Cops have yet to catch the thief who stole the Chanel, Fendi and Dior bags worth a combined $116,000, noting that the apartment building’s security cameras were not operational at the time of the break-in.

Gone in a puff of smoke

A Boerum Hill smoke shop was robbed of over $1,000 worth of assorted cannabis products during an armed robbery on April 14.

The store employee working that evening said a man came into Smith Lucky at 8:30 p.m. displaying a firearm. The man then helped himself to CBD gummies and pre rolls as well as jars of cannabis flower from a display case before fleeing southbound on Smith Street.

Cops are hoping to track down the armed robber after the incident was captured on the store’s security cameras.

Attack of the bike thief

A 39-year-old man was punched in the face and robbed of his e-bike in Downtown on April 19.

The victim told police he was waiting outside of a restaurant on Lawrence Street at around 9 p.m. when a passerby attempted to take his bike. He said when he attempted to stop him, the perp knocked him over with a punch to the face.

The thief left the scene on the bike, heading toward Jay Street Metrotech. The incident was captured on nearby cameras and the bike was fitted with a tracking device, but cops have yet to catch the culprit.