Cops: Grabby lady tries to rob woman of groceries in elevator

90th Precinct



A desperate lady tried to rob a woman of her groceries as the two rode a Flushing Avenue building’s elevator on July 29, police said.

The victim reported that she boarded the elevator of the building between Bushwick Avenue and Humboldt Street at 1:45 pm alongside the stranger and with her hands full of shopping bags.

As the pair rode up, the shifty lady suddenly tried to pry the bags out of the victim’s hands, but the mark managed to run off at the fourth floor, according to cops.


Cops cuffed a mentally disturbed man who they say attacked a police officer and an emergency worker who tried to apprehend him on S. Second Street on July 30.

Police said they approached the disturbed man at the corner of Havemeyer Street at 8:43 am. The accused tried to run, then punched a police officer in the head, a report says. He then punched an emergency worker in the head several times, according to the report.

The suspect was charged with assault and taken to Bellevue Medical Center for a psychological evaluation.

Bullets flying

A scoundrel shot a man as he stood in front of a Maujer Street building on July 30, NYPD officials said.

The 35-year-old victim said he was standing between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue at 4:49 pm when he heard five shots ring out, then realized he was hit in the leg.

He saw a goon in a gray tank-top with close-cut hair running with a gun, he told police. The victim took the bus to Kings County Hospital Center, officers said.


Police arrested a man after they say he assaulted a woman and dragged her into his Scholes Street apartment on Aug. 3.

Police responded to a call of a woman in distress at 4 am at the home between Bushwick Avenue and Humboldt Street, a report states. Cops on the scene saw the accused choking the victim and pulling her into his lair, they said.

Cops cuffed the fellow and charged him with assault, according to the Police Department.

Street sweep

A pair of tough guys attacked and stabbed a man on Broadway on the morning of Aug. 1, police reported.

The victim said he was at the corner of Lorimer Street at 9 am when two galoots walked up to him and asked him for a dollar. The victim kept walking past the predatory pair and one of them grabbed him from behind and put him in a headlock, cops said.

The other lout fished $200 out of the victim’s front pocket, according to a report.

When the victim broke free, one of the goons slashed him with a box-cutter and the two ran off, law enforcement officials said. The victim went to the hospital and received 25 stitches, police said.

— Danielle Furfaro

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