Crime at Red Hook Pool on closing day

Uncool pool

Someone stole a man’s phone and wallet at the Red Hook Pool on Sept. 6.

The 49-year-old victim said he put his property in a secured locker at the pool, located at the corner of Bay and Clinton streets, at around 4:10 pm before taking a Labor Day dip.

When he returned, the lock was damaged and his iPhone, credit cards and driver’s license were gone.

Sept. 6 was the last day that city pools were open for the summer.

It wasn’t me

Two teens mugged a woman for her cellphone on Van Brunt Street on Sept. 9.

The victim told cops that she was near the corner of Dikeman Streets at 7:20 pm when she noticed two teens following her. One of the teens hit her on her right forearm, causing her to drop her phone, which one suspect picked up.

The second teen had the gall to look at the woman and inquire, “Why are you yelling, I didn’t take your phone?” He promised to retrieve the phone and ran off, never to return.


A gunman mugged a man on President Street of money and watches on Sept. 8.

The 49-year-old victim said he was between Hoyt and Smith streets at midnight when a man pointed a black revolver in his face and demanded cash. The thug made off with $145 and one $3,000 engraved gold Chrysos watch, and a second $500 Bulova watch.

Hat heist

A thug ripped the hat right off a man’s head inside his Bond Street building on Sept. 11.

The 43-year-old victim said he was entering a building between Douglass and Baltic streets at 4:45 am when a man swooped in and snatched his Kangol cap.

Cops recorded the crime as a grand larceny — defined as theft of anything over $1,000. That’s one expensive hat.

Hooked at IKEA

Someone stole a woman’s purse at the Red Hook IKEA on Sept. 4.

The 29-year-old victim said she placed her purse in her shopping cart at around 4:10 pm and looked away for a mere five minutes. But when her gaze returned to her cart, her purse was gone.

About two hours later, security personnel at the store, at Otsego and Beard streets, recovered the woman’s purse, but the contents, including a passport, phone, Kipling wallet, and credit cards were gone.

Moto thieves

Someone stole a man’s motorcycle from Henry Street overnight on Sept. 11.

The 32-year-old victim told cops he parked his bike between President and Carroll streets at around 5 pm. But when he returned to his red Yamaha the next morning at 9:30, it was missing.

Witnesses said they saw two men placing the bike into a gray Dodge Caravan.

— Gary Buiso