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Playstation gets playstolen

88th precinct station house
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

88TH PRECINCT

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Playstation playstolen

Five goons attacked a man and stole his Playstation 5 as he walked along Greene Avenue on Nov. 8.

The victim told police that he was attempting to sell the console at the corner of Clermont Avenue at around 5 pm, but one of the baddies whipped out a firearm and stole the item, along with his bag and two pairs of Nike sneakers. 

Attempted e-bike theft

A pair of pilferers nearly stole a delivery worker’s electric bicycle on Downing Street on Nov. 9.

The victim told police that he was delivering food near Putnam Avenue just after 7pm when the would-be thieves threatened him with a pistol and tried to take the bike by force, before fleeing empty handed after a brief skirmish. 

Bagel shop attack

A man allegedly attacked a Fulton Street bagel shop customer with a pair of scissors on Nov. 11.

The victim told police that the alleged stabby stranger entered the store near Washington Avenue just before 11 am, and began attacking him. 

Cops arrested the man on the scene, while paramedics took the victim to Methodist Hospital with multiple puncture wounds on his head, leg and arm, according to police reports. 

Handyman hijacked

A snake stole a bunch of cash from an apartment building handyman on Willoughby Avenue last month.

The victim told police that he left $6,000 in cash in a box in his locker, which was open inside a room with several other employee lockers, but between Oct. 8 and Oct. 28, a sticky-fingered thief nabbed all the cash.

Photo equipment nabbed

A bandit broke into a parked car and made off with expensive photography equipment on Adelphi Street in the early hours of Nov. 8.

The victim told police that he had parked the car at around 10pm on Nov. 8 and, early the next morning, found that someone had smashed his rear driver’s-side window and stolen batteries, lights, a battery holder, and an adapter, all told worth just over $1,000.

Bump-and-run

A sneaky pickpocket grabbed an iPhone 10 from an unsuspecting victim’s pocket near Atlantic Terminal on Nov. 9.

The victim told police that she felt someone bump into her, then felt something slide out of her pocket at the corner of S. Elliott Place and Fulton Street at 5:30 pm. She reached down and realized that her work cell phone was missing — and when she turned around, the pilferer was already running away. 

Zoomo bike zooms away

A jerk stole an UberEats driver’s rented Zoomo electric bike from Myrtle Avenue on Nov. 9.

The victim told police that he had parked the bike on the sidewalk with a wheel lock at about 8 pm while he went to pick up food near Grand Street, but just a few minutes later, the bike was gone.

Cold-weather package stolen

Porch pirates struck again on Oxford Street on Nov. 8, making off with a selection of brand-new cold weather clothes.

The victim told police that her package had been delivered inside the front door of her building near Lafayette Avenue, but camera footage showed the sneak thief grabbing packages and opening them on the sidewalk outside at about 7pm. 

He made off more than $4,000 in clothes, including Canada Goose coats, multiple pairs of boots, jackets, Jordan sneakers, and sweaters, turtlenecks, and tshirts.

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