Brute bashes man on the head

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Head bop

A menacing jerk struck a man on the head with a blunt object on Greene Avenue on July 9.

Police said the victim was near Grand Avenue at 7 am when the assailant struck. He needed nine staples in his head, they said.

Night visitor

A burglar cleaned house on S. Elliott Place — while the victim was sleeping — on July 14.

The victim told cops he fell asleep at his place between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 12:30 am, waking at 7:30 am to find his two MacBooks, an iPhone, and a money clip gone.

Lights out

Two men were arrested for assaulting another man on St. James Place on July 13.

The 30-year-old victim told cops he was at Fulton Street at 12:55 am when one of the men struck him with a lightbulb before kicking and punching him.

Garden variety

A man threatened a bodega clerk on Myrtle Avenue on July 13, police said.

The 62-year-old owner told cops he was in his store between Clermont and Vanderbilt avenues at 5:30 pm when a man brandishing garden sheers entered his store and said, “I will f— you up.”

Police said they arrested a suspect a few blocks away.


Police arrested two teenagers who they say stole an iPhone from a woman on Myrtle Avenue on July 11.

The victim told cops she was talking on her phone at Washington Avenue at 4:15 pm when two strangers approached her and one of them snatched the phone from her hand.

Tire theft

Someone stole four tires and wheels off of a car on Clinton Avenue between July 13 and 15.

The 41-year-old victim told cops that she left her BMW between Greene and Gates avenues at 4 pm on July 13, returning at 7:30 am on July 15 to find all four Pirelli tires and wheels removed.

Wallet swipe

A jerk stole a wallet from a hospital on DeKalb Avenue on July 12.

The 62-year-old victim told cops she left her pocketbook in the triage room of Brooklyn Hospital near Ashland Place 6:50 am, returning 10 minutes later to find her wallet missing.

Extra money

Cops arrested a man who they say conned more than $7,000 from a bank on Myrtle Avenue between Dec. 19 and 20.

Officials say the man added himself as a secondary account holder at the bank between Vanderbilt and Clinton avenues to withdraw the money from a teller last year, but was caught on surveillance camera and arrested on July 12.

Another target

A crook stole a wallet containing more than $500 from a shopper at the Atlantic Terminal Mall on July 12.

The 34-year-old victim told cops she was in the Target near Flatbush Avenue at 7:30 pm when she left her bag in her shopping cart, returning 15 minutes later to find her wallet — and the cash — gone.

Where car you?

Someone drove off in a car parked on Vanderbilt Avenue sometime overnight on July 9.

The 37-year-old victim told cops that she left her Nissan Altima parked between Greene and Lafayette avenues at 10 pm, returning at 8 am the next day to find it gone.

Hot wired

A thief took a car parked on Washington Avenue between July 11 and July 14.

The 64-year-old victim told cops he left his 1989 Chevy G20 between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 5 pm on July 11, returning at 11:30 am on July 14 to find it gone.

Cash grab

A worker at a delivery company on Emerson Place pocketed his employer’s cash, cops said.

Police said the man stole more than $3,000 from his company, which is located between Park and Myrtle avenues, over the past two months, and when his boss asked about it, he allegedly said, “I took it.”

— Eli Rosenberg