Bench burglar

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

88th Precinct

Fort Greene—Clinton Hill

Bench burglar

Some jerk robbed a man sitting on a bench on Fulton Street on Aug. 23.

Police said the victim was sitting and minding his own business at the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension at 8:30am when the punk approached him and asked for money. When the victim said no, the thief reached down and started searching through his pockets, so he got up and started to walk away — but the jerk followed, then slammed him against a wall and stole his debit card, EBT card, and MetroCard before running off.

Petsitter attacked

A man robbed his friend on Monument Walk after the pair argued about a lost dog on Aug. 25.

Police said the victim was arguing with an acquaintance, who accused him of losing his dog while petsitting, near Park Avenue at about 3pm. When the victim pulled out his phone to show something to his buddy, the crook grabbed the phone, stuck it in his pocket, and then started punching the victim in the face and head. A second attacker allegedly joined the perp and threatened to cut the victim with a box cutter.

Emergency responders took the victim to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital with contusions and neck pain.

Purse-snatcher on Prince Street

A purse-snatcher robbed a woman walking down Prince Street on Aug. 26.

Police said the victim was walking toward her apartment on Fleet Place at about 10pm when the brute pulled out a box cutter and told her to “Give me the money,” then grabbed her purse. The thief then hopped into an SUV parked nearby, threw it into reverse, and fled down Fleet Place.

Gunmen attack employee

Two gunmen shot at an employee at a Myrtle Avenue restaurant on Aug. 23.

The victim was working at Crown Fried Chicken near Carlton Avenue when two men walked in, pulled out their firearms, and started shooting, police said, then ran out of the restaurant and toward Fort Greene Park. The victim fled the scene after his attackers left and was found on North Portland Avenue with gunshot wounds to his left thigh and right foot. Cops found nine shell casings and a cell phone at the scene of the crime.

Emergency responders took the victim to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.

Jerk throws glass jar

A jerk threw a glass jar at a man after an argument at a Flatbush Avenue Extension convenience store on Aug. 27.

Police said the victim was arguing with the rogue at a 7/11 near Fulton Street at about 1am when the woman threw a glass jar at him, striking him in the neck. The attacker quickly left the shop, and officers could not find her when they searched the area on foot. The hit left the victim with neck pain.

Man found stabbed

A cop found a man who had been stabbed several times on Myrtle Avenue on Aug. 28.

Police said an officer found the victim with multiple stab wounds at the corner of Navy Street at about 4am. The victim said he had been attacked by a stranger, who ran away after the incident.

The victim was brought to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Moonlight break-in at Moon Café

A sneak broke into Brooklyn Moon Café on Fulton Street on Aug. 26.

The café’s owner told police when he arrived at his business near S. Portland Avenue at 7am, he found the front window smashed and a cash register drawer with $400 in it missing. Cops found a rock, which appeared to have been used to break the window, on the floor inside the restaurant.