Gun-toting crook holds up Atlantic Avenue bank - Brooklyn Paper

Gun-toting crook holds up Atlantic Avenue bank

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown


A crook held up an Atlantic Avenue bank on March 9 and made off with thousands of dollars.

The crook barged into the teller area of the bank near Hicks Street at 1:35 pm flashing a silver gun, and collected money from two teller stations totaling approximately $25,000, according to a report.

Cut up

A pillager bashed a pedestrian in the head and stole $20 right out of his hand on Bond Street on March 10.

The victim said he was strolling near Atlantic Avenue at 9 am with a $20 note in his hand when the brute struck him in the head with a wooden stick.

The jerk then took the Andrew Jackson from his hand and fled, cops said.

The victim then went to a Cobble Hill urgent care center, where he was treated for a cut on his head, police said.


Police cuffed a guy who they say tried to steal more than a thousand dollars worth of sunglasses on Fulton Street on March 11.

The guy allegedly picked up 15 pairs of shades, and a pair of slippers, then tried to leave the store near Bridge Street at 5:36 pm, police said. But the alleged crook couldn’t fool employees, who called the cops in to arrest him, according to a report.

Slash and dash

A brute slashed a woman on the side of her face after the pair got into a dispute on Willoughby Street on March 11.

A witness said the victim was involved in a quarrel with another lady in the Jay Street subway station at 1:45 pm when the fiend picked up an unknown object from the floor and slashed her opponent.

The slasher then threw the object on the floor and fled, cops said.

The victim later received four stitches on the side of her face, a report said.

— Lauren Gill

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