Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
Cops are looking for a guy who they say stole a bunch of electronics from his girlfriend’s Cumberland Walk apartment on May 18.
The suspect was in the 42-year-old woman’s home between Park and Myrtle avenues at 7 pm, according to a police report. He told the woman he “had a bullet for her” and threatened to hit her with a baseball bat if she did not help him, the report says.
The guy forced the gal to help him carry down a laptop, a video-game system, two television sets, and a cellphone, and put them in his car, police said.
No way up
A masked marauder robbed a woman in a Cumberland Walk building on May 19, making off with her cellphone and headphones, law enforcement officials said.
The woman reported she was waiting for the elevator in her building between Park and Myrtle avenues at 1:35 pm when she decided to take the stairs instead. But as she entered the stairwell, she saw a guy wearing a mask over his face, and changed her mind again, according to cops.
She continued waiting for the elevator and the guy approached, pointing something wrapped in a black cloth at her, officers related.
“Give me your phone, and drop your purse,” the bandit supposedly demanded.
The victim handed over her phone and headphones, and the guy took off up the stairs, police said.
Not so fast
Cops arrested two men on May 25, after they allegedly tried robbing a woman on Hanson Place.
The 39-year-old victim told police she was near S. Oxford Street at 1 am when the pair pushed her to the ground and demanded she give over her valuables.
But police responded before they could get the goods, arresting a 21-year-old at the scene, and finding an 18-year-old they believe was involved two blocks away near the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Cumberland Street.
Someone burglarized a pair of apartments in a Saint Edwards Street building on May 20 while the doors were unlocked because the building was being renovated, according to the authorities.
• A 68-year-old woman who lives in the building between Monument Walk and Myrtle Avenue told cops she was watching television in her apartment when the burglar walked right in and grabbed a laptop from a table.
• The second victim told police that contractors were working in his apartment, and were supposed to tell his neighbor when they finished so the neighbor could lock up. But they never told him, he said.
The victim called police when he got home at 5:40 pm and found a computer and video game system missing, cops stated.
A greedy crook swiped phones out of the common area of a building on Clermont Avenue on May 23, police related.
Management said the prowler picked the lock to the front door of the building between Willoughby and Myrtle avenues at 2:25 am. The thief first tried to remove a television monitor but gave up, grabbed the phones, and ran, cops said.
— Matthew Perlman