Bus driver attacked
As the MTA began slashing bus lines and pick-up times, an unhinged straphanger decided to do some slashing of his own on June 23 — against a bus driver who didn’t pick him up fast enough.
The 45-year-old customer got on a B16 bus at the corner of Oliver Street and Shore Road just before 11:30 pm and immediately lashed into the 31-year-old female bus driver, complaining about his long wait.
He then lunged at the MTA employee, cutting her shoulder with a sharp object. He also punched her in the face before he ran off, police said.
The MTA recently reduced weekday service and eliminated Sunday service on the B16, but the changes didn’t take effect until June 27 — four days after the attack.
Enter Mr. Sandman
A creeper entered an 83rd Street home on June 24 as a woman slept inside.
A 57-year-old man told police that he returned to his home between Third and Fourth avenues just after midnight to notice that his front door was chained from the inside.
He rang the bell to alert his wife, who was sleeping downstairs. Once she woke up, she noticed that a bedroom window had been left wide open and her laptop computer and cell phone were missing. A glass patio table was also found smashed in the backyard.
Police believe that the thief crept in through the window and chained the front door before rifling through his victim’s belongings.
A fast-moving thief made off with a woman’s handbag on June 26.
The 37-year-old said that she had just parked her car and was walking home at 6 am when the thief ran up and grabbed her purse at the corner of 10th Avenue and 66th Street, police were told.
Seven pairs of Air Jordan sneakers were among the items looted from an Ovington Avenue home on June 26.
The 20-year-old victim said that he returned to his apartment between Ridge Boulevard and Third Avenue at 11:25 pm to discover that someone had broken the lock to his front door.
Two laptop computers, clothes, an iPod and a schoolbag were removed along with the sneakers.
A thief tossed a 34-year-old woman’s apartment upside down as he hunted for baubles on June 24.
The woman told police she returned to her Third Avenue apartment at Bay Ridge Avenue at 2 pm to drop off some clothes when she found all her property scattered on the floor.
More than $8,000 in jewelry had been taken from the home, she said.
A teen grabbed an 11-year-old boy’s cellphone as he texted a friend on June 25, police said.
The young victim said he was focused on his conversation at 8:50 pm when the thief snatched the phone from his hand at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street.