Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Senior assaulted with shopping cart
A 76-year-old man sustained head injuries after he was assaulted with a shopping cart in Brooklyn Heights on Dec. 26.
The victim reported to police that he was walking by the intersection of Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place at around 6:30 p.m. when a man began arguing with him, calling him a “terrorist.”
The yet-to-be identified perp then struck the victim with the metal shopping cart he was pushing, causing the older man to fall and hit his head on the concrete. The perp struck the man again as he lay on the ground before fleeing the scene.
Dog walker stabbed
Cops are looking for a man who assaulted a dog walker in Brooklyn Heights on Dec. 30.
The 59-year-old victim said he was walking his dog down Clark Street at 8:50 p.m. when a man began yelling “absurd things about dog walkers” at him. The man then approached the victim, punching him in the head and stabbing him in the torso with an unknown object.
The dog walker was treated by EMS at the scene after the perp fled eastbound down Clark Street. Cops say they are checking local surveillance cameras at the scene.
Case of theft
A sneak thief used a credit card to break into a Downtown apartment building on Dec. 24, making off with a $400 suitcase.
Officers from the 84th precinct reviewed security footage provided by the 48-year-old victim, showing a man entering the apartment building at 9:30 a.m., using a credit card to bypass the lock on the front door.
Once inside, the burglar stole a recently delivered suitcase and quickly fled the scene. Cops say they have yet to identify the thief.