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Tip jar tipped over

88TH PRECINCT

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Tip jar tipped over

A man allegedly lifted money from a Myrtle Avenue bodega on Feb. 13.

The victim told police that the suspect picked $3 out of the tip jar on the counter at the bodega at the corner of Ryerson Street at 5:25 am, then allegedly threatened the cashier with a screwdriver while demanding more money, before breaking a glass door and smashing a window with a planter.

Officers arrested the suspected thief on the scene and transported him to a hospital to treat existing injuries, according to police reports.

Worm at Western Union

A worm robbed a man on Myrtle Avenue on Feb. 13.

The victim told police that a stranger bumped into his shoulder, started arguing with him, and then punched him in the face and pushed him to the ground near Vanderbilt Avenue at 4:30 pm. Once he was down, the jerk reached into his jacket pocket and stole cash and a money order.

Bleach attack

Someone threw bleach on a resident at the Tillary Street Women’s Shelter on Feb. 8.

The victim told police that the assailant threw a whole bottle of bleach, along with the bottle itself, at the victim, causing irritation to his skin and eye.

Lock step

A suspect allegedly hit someone on the head with a combination lock at the Tillary Street Women’s Shelter in the early hours of Feb. 9.

The victim told police that she asked her roommate to turn off the light in the room at about 1 am, but the woman became angry and swung the lock at her head, leaving her with a laceration and pain.

Cops showed up and arrested the woman on the scene, according to police reports. 

Cane repurposed as weapon

A suspect allegedly hit a stranger with a walking cane on Vanderbilt Avenue on Feb. 12.

The victim told police that the man hit her hard with the cane near Park Avenue at about 4 pm, causing large cuts to her face and breaking her left arm.

EMS workers rushed the victim to New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for treatment, and police arrested her alleged attacker on the scene.

Rustling in a restaurant

A filcher looted a Dekalb Avenue restaurant on Feb. 6. 

The victim told police that the sneak forced open the side door of Evelina restaurant near Adelphi Street at about 3:30 am and picked up a Macbook laptop, a gym bag, a social security card, and bottles of liquor, all in all worth just over $1,000.

Bank account siphoning

A suspect spent more than a year allegedly taking money from her employer’s bank account.

The employer told police that, between December 2020 and May 2021 the rogue worker repeatedly dipped into money belonging to Ridgewood Savings Bank on Fulton Street.

Police arrested the employee on petit larceny charges.

Not gucci!

A selection of designer items were stolen from a Monument Walk apartment between Feb. 4 and Feb. 8.

The victim told police that she left the apartment near Park Avenue late on Feb. 4 and realized when she walked back in just after midnight on Feb. 8 that someone had stolen her Gucci bags and slippers, as well as clothes, makeup, and a suitcase, presumably to pack everything up in. 

There were no signs of break-in, but the victim couldn’t remember whether or not she had locked the door before heading out.

Checking account chipped away

A fraud stole a large amount of money from a Brooklynite’s checking account over the course of two days.

The victim told police that he got a call from his bank on Feb. 9, letting him know that his card had been used in 16 separate transactions totaling more than $7,000. He had ordered a new card from TD Bank in the mail but never received it — likely because some worm had intercepted it before he could get his hands on it. 

After making some calls, the victim reported to police that a restaurant manager where the thief had paid for a meal with his card had video footage of the perp.

CitiBike casualty

A duo of ne’er-do-wells made off with an unlocked CitiBike on Flatbush Avenue on Feb. 11.

The victim told police that they were riding the CitiBike, and left it parked on the sidewalk near Ashland Place at about 7 pm while she went into a store, and saw the two baddies grab the bicycle and ride off.

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