Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
A note-passing bandit threatened to kill everyone inside a Myrtle Avenue Chase Bank during a harrowing Aug. 15 robbery.
The bank at Vanderbilt Avenue was open at 9:30 am when the thief walked in and slipped the teller a note reading, “Give me all 100s and 50s before I get to killing people.”
The teller followed the message to the letter, giving the thief $2,000.
A gunman held up the brand new Myrtle Avenue CVS on Aug. 17, taking $100.
The thief entered the store — which had just opened between the Flatbush Avenue Extension and Navy Street a week earlier — at 9:40 am, pulling a gun on a worker found by the cash register.
“Put the money in the bag,” the thief instructed. “Don’t lose your life over this.”
Once again, thieves were snatching up iPhones like hot cakes last week. Here’s what happened:
• Two thugs jumped a 32-year-old man near DeKalb Avenue and S. Oxford Street on Aug. 16, robbing him of his iPhone and wallet. The victim was talking on his phone at 12:40 am when the suspects punched him in the head, knocked him to the ground and ran off with his property.
• Three fiends plucked the cherished iPhone from a 32-year-old woman on Clinton Avenue on Aug. 16. The woman was between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 2:04 pm when the suspects swiped the phone in a lightning-fast attack.
• Three teens swiped an iPhone from a 22-year-old woman as she waited for the G at Fulton Street on Aug. 17. The victim was on a bench at 8:24 pm when one of the thieves struck up a conversation. A few moments later, an accomplice walked by — snatching the smartphone.
• A thief grabbed a 35-year-old woman’s iPhone at the Clinton-Washington Avenue station on Aug. 16 — but first faked out his victim by attempting to take her purse.
The woman was entering the station at 8 pm when the suspect jumped her at the turnstile, grabbing her pocketbook.
The thug punched his victim in the face repeatedly as he yanked on the bag, but then suddenly let go so he could snatch up the iPhone in the woman’s hand.
• A goon followed a 30-year-old woman into the lobby of a Clinton Avenue apartment building on Aug. 19 before taking an iPhone and wallet at gunpoint. The woman had just entered the building between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street at 10:10 pm when the suspect grabbed her and flashed his weapon.
A gun-toting thief jumped a 29-year-old woman at Clinton and Willoughby avenues on Aug. 17 — taking a raincoat and the the cash, credit cards and iPhone in its pockets.
The victim was nearing the corner at 12:25 am when the suspect surprised her, waved a gun in front of her face before running off with her outerwear.
A thief cut the pants of a sleeping 2 train commuter on Aug. 13, stealing the man’s wallet and cellphone.
The victim was taking the train from Manhattan to Brooklyn at 2:30 am when he fell asleep. He woke up when the train rolled into the Atlantic Avenue station — only to learn that someone had cut open his pants pocket and removed his property.
A thief broke into a car parked on Ashland Place on Aug. 18, taking $500 and a laptop computer.
The 2005 Pontiac was left between DeKalb and Myrtle Avenues at 11 am. When the owner returned three hours later, he discovered that someone had broken the passenger side window and looted the cabin.
Socket to her
A thief armed with an adjustable wrench mugged a 25-year-old woman entering the Classon Avenue train station on Aug. 18 — making off with her wallet and cellphone.
The victim had just entered the station at 9:58 pm when the suspect blocked her path and threatened to brain her with his tool.
Four on two
A crooked quartet attacked two young men on Myrtle Avenue on Aug. 20, leaving them with a smattering of injuries.
The victims were between Stuben Street and Grand Avenue at 11:40 pm when the suspects pummeled them with punches.
— Thomas Tracy