84th Precinct: Scanner scammer

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


Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Piece of the pie

A sneak thief stole over $1,000 in cash from a Dumbo pizza place during a late-night burglary on Aug. 1.

The owners of Front Street Pizza told cops that someone had forced open the front window of the store at 80 Front Street shortly at 2 a.m., and made off with cash from the back office.

Police say they canvassed the local area a short time later and arrested a 19-year-old man near the intersection of Front Street and Adams Street.

Lock the door behind you

A bandit burgled a beauty salon in Dumbo after using the store’s spare key to gain entry the night of July 31.

Cops say the perp used the front door key to unlock Plaza M Spa, after breaking into the lockbox attached to the building at around 3 a.m.

The thief took an iPad and $3,700 in cash from the drawers of the front desk, then proceeded to exit through the front door, locking it behind them.

Cops say there was no tracking number for the tablet device but that nearby cameras were being checked.

Scooter brawl

Cops cuffed a ruffian in Downtown after he assaulted a man with a scooter and followed him with a knife the morning of Aug. 3.

The 29-year-old man told police that he was walking down Sands Street at 8:50 a.m. when a man came up behind him and smacked him with a scooter. The victim attempted to flee the scene and call police when the perp, brandishing a kitchen knife, began to follow him.

Cops say nearby officers managed to deescalate the situation without incident and arrested the 61-year-old man.

Scanner scammer

A charlatan seeking a copy machine stole from a Boerum Hill travel agent the evening of Aug 11.

The 27-year-old victim reported that the unknown perp entered Mubarez Travel on Atlantic Avenue at 4 p.m. asking to make photo-copies of some documents. When the worker told him they don’t make copies there, the man became angry and began throwing items around the store. The victim told cops that he fled from the location fearing for his safety after the perp pushed him.

When the worker returned to the travel agency after calling police, the perp was in the process of pinching his wallet which contained his banking cards and personal items. Cops have yet to identify the man who fled the location.

Soulless in the Hole

Some good-for-nothing stole a revelers phone and credit cards from the basket ball courts at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Aug. 6.

The 19-year-old victim said he was playing basketball at around 6: 30 p.m. and had left his personal property court side. He told cops that when he returned from a nearby water fountain he noticed that someone had snatched his phone and drivers license.

The victim traced his phone to a location in Harlem, but at the time of publication it had not been recovered.