88th Precinct: Creeps attack convenience store customer

88th precinct station house
88th precinct station house.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini


Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Creeps attacks convenience store customers

Two creeps entered a Classon Avenue convenience store and started swinging on Jan. 15.

Police said the pair walked into the store near Fulton Street at 4:30pm. As soon as they stepped in the door, one swung at a customer with a small firearm — hitting them in the head and stealing their phone. At the same time, a second thief jumped over the counter and collected cash, cigarettes, and CBD products. The duo dashed out of the store before anyone could stop them.

The customer was taken to Interfaith Medical Center with a gash on their forehead. 

Pills stolen on Putnam Avenue

A random punk attacked a man on Putnam Avenue and stole his medication on Jan. 12.

The victim told police he was walking home from a friend’s house at about 5:30am, wearing a backpack. As he approached the corner of Downing Street, a stranger came up behind him, shoved him, and asked for money. The perp then grabbed his backpack, reached inside, grabbed bottles of pills, and fled.

Thief in the subway station

Some thief attacked a straphanger and stole his backpack at the Lafayette Avenue station on Jan. 13.

It was the end of the workday, about 6pm, and the victim was headed down the steps near the corner of South Portland Avenue and Fulton Street when the thief shoved him from behind, police said. The victim fell to the ground, and the thief moved in and grabbed their backpack — which contained the victim’s Apple Macbook Air. 

Bag in hand, the attacker left the victim on the ground and fled toward Lafayette Avenue.

Clean getaway on Clinton

A sneak-thief broke into a Clinton Avenue apartment between Dec. 24 and Jan. 4.

Cops said the victim locked up her apartment near Greene Avenue and left over the holidays. When she returned at 7pm on Jan. 4, everything seemed fine at first — the windows were secure and the door was still locked. But, as she settled in, she realized that someone had broken in and stolen earrings, a Louis Vuitton bag, and $125 in cash.