Someone stole more than $3,000 in cash that an elderly woman had stashed in a dresser drawer in her Jackson Street apartment sometime before Sept. 18.
The senior told police that she left $3,500 hidden in her apartment between Kingsland and Debevoise avenues, and hadn’t checked on it in two months. When she opened the drawer at 3:30 pm, the cash was gone. The woman told police that she has a rotating cast of home health attendants, and doesn’t know who took the money.
A rowdy bar patron threw a chair across a Meserole Avenue nightclub, and struck another man in the head on Sept. 22, said police.
The victim from the bar between Eckford Street and McGuiness Boulevard suffered bruising and swelling to his face and a four-inch cut on the side of his head when he was hit at 2 am. He left the bar and went to Woodhull Hospital to get stitched up.
“I know I shouldn’t have thrown that chair,” said the 43-year old man who was arrested and charged with assault, police reported.
Someone shot a 54-year-old man with a paintball gun on Nassau Avenue on Sept. 23.
The man was near Diamond Street at 2 am when he was hit. He suffered bruises and back pain from the shot.
A lot of work for nothing
Police arrested a 29-year-old man who they say tried to sneak out of a N. Sixth Street nightclub with a cash register on Sept. 15.
A security guard at the club between Kent and Wythe avenues saw a man enter through a door marked employees only at 3:30 am. He stopped the sneaky burglar, who told him he was looking for the bathroom. The security guard went back to his post, and a few minutes later, saw the sneak trying to carry a cash register out of the building. There was no money in the register at the time.
A thief broke into a N. Eighth Street apartment on Sept. 14 and stole the tenant’s electronics and cash, among other items.
The victim told police he woke up at 4 am after a night of heavy drinking to find someone had broken in to his apartment between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street and had stolen his safe, iPhone, Xbox, car keys, and some cash. He told police his front windows do not have locks.
Expensive bike stolen
A crook helped himself to a man’s $9,000 bike on Green Street on Sept. 23.
The 32-year-old victim told police he left his pricey Colbago CX1 bicycle in front of his house between Manhattan Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard at 12:30 pm while he stepped inside to grab his mail. As he walked out, he saw someone riding off on his bike.
— Danielle Furfaro