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Pillager steals bag at gunpoint

88th precinct station house
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

88TH PRECINCT

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Playground robbery

A pillager stole a woman’s bag at gunpoint at Fort Greene Park on Sept. 19.

The victim told police that the man approached her holding a handgun near Myrtle Avenue and N. Portland Avenue, before snagging her bag and running off.

Chain wallet

A brigand stole a wallet and yellow chain on N. Elliot Walk on Sept. 20.

The victim told police that the thief approached them with a black handgun near Myrtle Avenue, before stealing their wallet, which contained the victim’s ID, cash, and cards. 

Candy scam

Two pirates stole a man’s debit card and forced him to help them take cash from an ATM on Fort Greene Place on Sept. 23.

The victim told police that the rustler offered to sell him candy for a fundraiser, but when the victim took out his wallet near Fulton Street, the theif grabbed it and threatened to harm him if he didn’t walk to a nearby ATM and withdraw $400. 

The marauder then told the man to walk with him to another ATM on Flatbush Avenue, where they were joined by the second suspect. The victim was able to notify a teller at the second bank that he was being robbed, and the teller called police, who arrived on the scene after the two thieves had fled.

Passing notes

A bandit tried to rob a check-cashing business on Flatbush Avenue and set it ablaze on Sept. 24.

An employee told police that the villain slipped her a note inside the business near Nevins Street asking for $150, but when the employee walked away from the window, the would-be thief poured liquid onto the slot and unsuccessfully attempted to set it on fire. 

Phone fight

A baddie pushed a man to the ground on Emerson Place and stole his iPhone 12 on Sept. 24.

The victim told police that the brute threw him to the ground near Willoughby Avenue and sole his phone. 

A witness said she saw two crooks, not just one, kick him when he was down.

Third party

A possibly-confused scoundrel smacked a man and his vehicle with a baton on Lafayette Avenue on Sept. 23. 

The victim told police that the man had just been in a car crash near St. Felix Street and was out of the car arguing with the other driver when the rapscallion, who had not been involved in the accident, walked up and used a baton to hit the victim in the face and damage his car.

Damaged goods

A weasel broke into a Monument Walk apartment sometime between Sept. 20 and Sept. 21.

The victim told police that the sneak broke in through a bedroom window while she was out and rummaged through her belongings, but when she returned to the apartment near Navy Street, she could not figure out what, if anything, had been stolen.

Tool taken

A raider broke into a truck parked on Washington Avenue and stole a DeWalt drill on Sept. 21.

The victim told police that he parked his company near Lafayette Avenue, but when he got back to the truck, the front drivers-side door had been broken into and the drill had been stolen.

Empty ATM

A filcher broke into a Lafayette Avenue ATM and made off with nearly $3,000 in cash on Sept. 19.

An employee of the ATM company got a notification that there was a problem with the ATM, located in front of a laundromat near S. Portland Street at around 3 pm, and later they found that the ATM had been broken into and that all the cash, as well as the part of the machine that holds the cash, had been taken.

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