Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
Tangled up in burglary
Police reported five apartment burglaries this week in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Here’s the rundown:
• A burglar hit a Clifton Place apartment on July 21 or 22, taking a laptop, a watch, and a bracelet, cops said.
The pad’s 26-year-old tenant told police he left the spot between Grand and Classon avenues at 9 am on July 21 and returned at 6:30 the next morning to find his stuff taken from his bedroom. There were no signs of forced entry, a report states.
• A prowler burglarized a Washington Avenue residence sometime between July 23 and 24, officers said.
The 43-year-old victim said he left the unit between Greene and Gates avenues at 7:10 am, and when he returned at 3:15 am the next day he found his door unlocked. The sneak thief scored a computer, a hard drive, and a bike, according to a report.
• A fiend snatched a sleeping woman’s wallet from inside her apartment on Fulton Street on July 25, according to law enforcement officials.
The 27-year-old woman said she went to bed in her dwelling between S. Elliott Place and S. Portland Avenue at 4:30 am, and when she woke up at 7:45 am the billfold was gone. The woman also said she keeps a spare key she keeps hidden in the hall had been taken, cops said.
• A villiain pushed in an air-conditioning unit on Clermont Avenue the same day, taking a bunch of electronics from inside the apartment, authorities said.
The 25-year-old victim reported he left the building between Flushing and Park avenues at 8 am, and when he arrived home at 7 pm he saw that the cooling unit had been shoved in through the window. The culprit took $300 in cash, a laptop, video games, and a pair of headphones, cops said.
• On July 26, a bandit lifted a laptop from an abode on Clinton Avenue, police recounted.
The 40-year-old victim said he locked the door to his home between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues when he went to the movies at 8 pm, but when he returned at midnight the device had evaporated.
A pickpocket snatched a fellow passenger’s wallet while they rode a B38 bus on Lafayette Avenue on July 24, according to a report.
A witness said she saw the lowlife go into the 34-year-old victim’s purse and swipe the billfold while the bus was at the corner of Lafayette and Vanderbilt avenues at 5 pm, officers said.
The woman then checked her bag and noticed the wallet — which contained $80 cash, a MetroCard, and insurance cards — was gone, cops said.
Bad way to end the day
Cops cuffed a 25-year-old man who they said choked a woman before stealing her phone on Ashland Place on July 23.
The victim said she was walking home from work at 8:30 pm, and when she got to the corner of Willoughby Street, the suspect approached her and started an argument.
The accused shoved her and throttled her before grabbing the device and taking off, cops said. Officers arrested the fellow minutes later, a police report said.
Pain in the butt
A gunman or woman shot a guy in the rear end on Monument Walk on July 27, cops said.
The 30-year-old victim said he was between Park and Myrtle avenues at 3 pm when the gunfire broke out.
He did not know who popped him or why, he said. Emergency responders took him to Kings County Hospital Center for treatment, law enforcement officials said.
— Matthew Perlman