Cops: Man scalds cousin with hot tea

90th Precinct


Tea as black as his heart

An argument between a Bushwick Avenue bodega owner and his cousin turned violent on May 10, when the cousin scalded the store owner, according to police.

The cantankerous kin were arguing inside of the bodega at the corner of Moore Street at 9:10 am when the cruel cousin suddenly threw hot tea, burning the store owner’s neck. The cousin then ran out of the store and has not been seen since, police said.


A short trip to the store turned into an ordeal for a family whose Flushing Avenue apartment was burglarized on May 10.

The 44-year-old victim told police she left her son in charge of their apartment between Bushwick Avenue and Humboldt Street when she went to work in the morning. Shortly after she left, her son went to the store and left the apartment door unlocked.

When he came back at 7:40 am, he found that a someone broke the lock off his mother’s bedroom door and stolen her iPad, Louis Vuitton shoes, jar of change, iPod, laptop, and assorted jewelry. Police have made no arrests in the case.

Show him the money

A robber intimidated his victim into handing over his property by bumping into him hard and then demanding to see his wallet on S. Fourth Street on May 11.

The victim told police police that he was walking between Bedford and Driggs avenue at 5 am when a big guy bumped him.

“Show me your wallet,” said the looming thug.

The victim turned over his Swatch watch and $100 in cash and the robber ran away.

A small haul

Four men with guns robbed a woman as she was keeping watch over her friends’ UHaul on S. Second Street on May 11.

The 22-year-old woman told police she was sitting in the UHaul parked between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street at 1:19 am when the four men, all dressed in black leather jackets with yellow lettering, surrounded the truck and pointed guns at her. One of them grabbed her purse and they all ran away.

False pretenses

A gang of kids on bicycles pretending to look for a missing child tried to rob a 16-year-old on Marcy Avenue on May 11.

The teenage victim was walking between Lynch and Middleton streets at 4:15 pm when the three kids on bikes rode up.

“Have you seen a little child?” one of them asked the kid.

When the boy said no, the other two bullies demanded that the kid hand over all of his cash. The victim showed them his pockets.

“I have no money,” he said.

With that, the would-be robbers rode off.

— Danielle Furfaro