A gunman shot a man six times on Taylor Street on Sept. 24, but the victim refused to give police many details.
The 33-year-old man was standing in front of a house between Wythe and Bedford avenues at midnight when a would-be assassin ran up and shot him six times, striking him in the leg, buttocks, and shoulder. The man was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police have not yet identified the shooter.
Respect your elders
Police arrested two teens who they say were part of a quartet that held up a man at knife-point in a Moore Street apartment building on Sept. 29.
The 49-year-old victim told police he was walking out of the elevator apartment building between Humboldt Street and Bushwick Avenue at 5:20 am when four teens surrounded him, and one pointed a knife at his stomach and said, “Give me your money or I’ll stab you.”
The victim told police he fought back when the kids started to go through his pockets and told them, “Don’t do this. I’m older than you.” The gang didn’t care about respecting their elders and continued to fight him, police reported. The man was injured, but refused medical attention.
A 14-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy were later arrested.
Walk backwards and act normal
A man robbed a 14-year-old boy of his cellphone and $35 in cash on Montrose Avenue on Sept. 25.
The boy told police he was at the corner of Montrose Avenue and Leonard Street at 5:10 pm when a man beckoned him over and told him to walk backwards and act normal. The man asked him, “What you got on you?”
When the boy told him that he had a cellphone and $35, the robber told him to give him his backpack and then took out the boy’s cellphone and money and handed the bag back to him. The man then asked him if he was a Trini member — referring to the Trinitarios Prison Gang. When the boy said no, the man walked away.
A pair of shifty thieves bamboozled a 75-year-old woman on Roebling Street on Sept. 27 — and got away with her goody-filled purse.
The victim told police that she was at S. First Street at 2 pm when a man and a woman came up to her and said, “Help us cash this lottery ticket. We don’t have papers. We will give you some money.”
They told the senior to go back to her house and get some money and some jewelry. When she came back with the goods, she and the scammers got into their car with her bag. When she stepped out for a moment, they drove off with her bag, which was filled with a gold chain, a Dominican Republic passport, a resident card, gold rings, and a watch worth $3,500.
Hold on to your tiny flute
Three punks stole a man’s backpack on the Williamsburg Bridge in the early morning of Sept. 30.
The victim told police he was walking across the pedestrian bridge at 2:30 am when the mauraders came up to him.
One of them said “I have a gun,” but the victim told police he never saw any of them pull out a firearm. They told him to get on the ground and hand them his money.
When the victim didn’t do as they asked, they pushed him down to the ground, and took his backpack — which contained a rain jacket, a book, and a tiny flute — and his cellphone.
Two men stole a woman’s iPhone on Humboldt Street on Sept. 30 — injuring her hand in the process.
The victim told police she was near Powers Street on her way to the Grand Street L train station at 8:40 pm when the two men ran up behind her and one of them grabbed at the iPhone in her hand.
She struggled with the two men until they wrestled the phone away from her, injuring her hand in the process. The man ran off down the street.
Police arrested a man who they say stole a necklace from a woman on S. Third Street on Sept. 26.
The woman told police that she was between Roebling and Havemeyer streets at 3:30 pm when a man ripped her $750 gold necklace from her neck. The woman had bruising on her neck and hands. A 30-year-old man was arrested and charged with robbery.
— Danielle Furfaro