Baddie assaults neighbor, steals phone

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


Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Phone and a pipe

A baddie allegedly hit his neighbor in the head with a metal pipe and stole their iPhone on Clermont Street on Oct. 12.

Police said the two were in a common space in their apartment building near Fulton Street at about 10 p.m. when the attacker hit the victim in the head with a metal pipe, grabbed his iPhone and $76 in cash, and tried to run off. A nearby police officer chased the thief and tackled him at the corner of Fulton Street and Vanderbilt Avenue.

Emergency responders treated the victim on the scene, and cops arrested the assailant on the scene.

No shirt, no bike

A snake allegedly stole a man’s shirt and the Citi Bike he was riding on Willoughby Street on Oct. 14.

The victim told police he was out riding near Grand Avenue at about 8 p.m. when the reprobate attacked him, causing him to fall off the bicycle. The rogue then stole the man’s blue button-down and the Citi Bike and rode away.

Cops found and arrested the thief later that night.

Gun fight

Officers responded to a report of a man shot on Adelphi Street on Oct. 14.

Cops arrived on the scene, near Fulton Street, just after 4 p.m. and found the victim shot in the right thigh. Witnesses said a group of men had been fighting when one pulled out a black handgun, shot the victim, and fled down Fulton Street.

Vase for violence

A punk attacked a man with a vase on Oxford Walk on Oct. 14.

The victim told police he was sitting with an acquaintance in his apartment near Myrtle Avenue at about 8 p.m. when the alleged attacker started hitting him with a large vase, injuring his arm, neck, and left knee. 

Officers arrested the bruiser on the scene.

Thieves for change

A sneak broke into an Ashland Place apartment on Oct. 12 and stole a large amount of coins.

Police said the victim left his apartment near Lafayette Avenue at 8:30 am and returned at about 7 pm. When he got back to his apartment, a neighbor warned him that a window in the front doorway had been broken. When the victim got to his door, he realized it was unlocked and an unknown purloiner had rummaged through his closets and drawers and had stolen $30 in change.

Cops arrested the alleged thief early the next morning on charges including burglary and criminal trespass.

Fast-food filcher

A Flatbush Avenue Popeyes restaurant was broken into on the night of Oct. 15.

Police said someone damaged the front door of the restaurant near Fulton Street sometime after 9:30 pm and stole more than $2,500 in cash from registers at the front of the restaurant and from the locked safe in the manager’s office.


An electric scooter parked on Flushing Avenue is without power after its battery was stolen in the early hours of Oct. 11.

Revel, the company who operate the city’s fleet of electric scooters, said it was parked near Williamsburg Street W at about 1 am when someone ripped its out battery, worth more than $1,500, and made off with it.

Storage stolen

A pilferer broke into a Grand Avenue storage facility and stole jewelry, decorations, and alcohol on Sept. 28

The victim said she received a call from the storage facility near Williamsburg Street W on Sept. 30, letting her know that someone had clipped the lock on her unit. When she went to check out the scene she discovered that the purloiner had made off with jewelry, Christmas decorations, candles, and rum from Belize.