88th Precinct: Musical marauder breaks into home, steals guitar

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


Fort Greene-Clinton Hill

Musical marauder breaks into home, steals guitar

A musical marauder broke into a South Oxford Street home in the middle of the night on Jan. 1 and stole a guitar.

Police said the thief gained access to the house near Lafayette Avenue at 4:30am — while the victim’s teen son was asleep upstairs — and stole his valuable Martin J-21 acoustic guitar. Cameras captured the worm running out of the apartment and toward Lafayette Avenue, guitar in hand. 

Sneak slips into storage area

Some sneak slipped into the storage area of a Fulton Street grocery store and stole a bunch of goods on Jan. 2.

The store’s owner told police the thief had apparently entered the building at the corner of Clermont Avenue at 3:45am through the residential entrance — then pried the lock off the door to the store’s basement storage room. The jerk made off with several boxes of toilet paper and a black electric bicycle.

Nightclub knave fails to break in

A knave attempted to break into a Myrtle Avenue night club on Jan. 3, but something apparently stopped him.

According to police, the club’s owner arrived to work that day to find the lock on the front door of the club near Classon Avenue damaged, but not broken. She checked the surveillance cameras, which captured the creep attempting to saw through the lock at around 3:20am. For some reason, he stopped partway through — and the cameras captured him fleeing toward Washington Avenue in a vehicle. 

Snakes steal stored cars

Some snakes broke into a Lafayette Avenue parking garage and stole three parked cars on Jan. 2.

The victim told police that some jerks apparently used a Zipcar key to gain access to the garage near Grand Avenue, then stole three cars — two 2021 Honda Civics and a 2022 Toyota Corolla, each worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Housebreaker hit the jackpot

A housebreaker hit the jackpot on South Portland Avenue sometime between Dec. 16 and Jan. 6.

Cops said the unknown perp got into the home near Atlantic Avenue through a window and stuffed jewelry, a printer, a Bose speaker, multiple cell phones, and a home projector into their bags before fleeing, leaving not a trace of themselves behind. The home was not equipped with a security system or cameras, and the stolen property was worth at least $26,000.