88th Precinct: Food truck hijacked

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


Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Food truck hijacked

Cops arrested a 46-year-old man on May 3 after he allegedly stole a food truck at gunpoint in Fort Greene.

The food truck owner told cops he was vending at the intersection of Dekalb Ave. and Flatbush Ave. at 10 a.m. when he was approached by a man wielding a firearm. The vendor said he fled the scene out of fear for his life, returning to the scene shortly after to find the food truck missing.

The truck was later recovered by St. Edward Street and Auburn Place but the alleged thief had taken the victim’s luggage and $3,000 in cash. Responding officers arrested a 46-year-old in connection with the armed robbery in Downtown that afternoon.

Soda popped

A woman was injured while walking down a Fort Greene street after a stranger threw a can of soda at her head on April 24.

The bloodied victim reported that she was walking down Flatbush Avenue at 7:40 p.m. when a man passing her by threw a full can of soda at her forehead.

On May 2, the woman reported her injuries to cops who have yet to identify a suspect.

The smoking butt

A Clinton Hill apartment under construction was burglarized for tools on the night of May 1.

One of the construction workers returned to the site on the afternoon of May 2 to find the front door lock to the apartment broken and several construction tools missing, according to a police report.

Cops noted that the thief left behind several cigarette butts in the apartment which had no working cameras at the time of the burglary. Authorities  said they are reviewing nearby cameras to find the thief.

Uneasy rider 

Cops arrested a 21-year-old man for attempted robbery after he allegedly jumped on the back of a deliversta’s motorcycle as he rode down a Clinton Hill street on April 24.

The delivery worker told officers from the 88th Precinct that he was riding his motorcycle home after finishing his shift when a man jumped on the back of his bike while it was still in motion. Once on the back, the man allegedly punched the worker in the back of the head and tried to take his keys.

The victim managed to flag down a nearby officer who arrested the 21-year-old man at the scene.

Cut and run

A 46-year-old woman was stabbed five times by a man wielding a pair of scissors at a Fort Greene NYCHA building on April 22.

The woman was stabbed three times in the abdomen and once in the thigh and breast at the public housing complex on Carlton Ave. at 11:30 p.m., and told police she was also punched in the face by a man not known to her. She was treated at Brooklyn Hospital for her injuries which were deemed non-life-threatening.

Police arrested a 55-year-old man at the housing complex the following morning in connection with the assault. Cops said he told them that he assaulted the woman over a verbal dispute they had in which the woman “was being disrespectful.”

Random punch

Cops are looking for a man who randomly punched a 71-year-old woman in the face as she walked to work in Fort Greene on April 25.

The victim was near the intersection of St Felix Street and Lafayette Avenue at 9:30 a.m. when a stranger sucker-punched her in the face, causing her to fall to the ground and further injure her face and right knee.

The suspect was last seen fleeing the scene west-bound on Lafayette Ave, cops are said to be checking nearby cameras to identify the suspect.