Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
Bullets flew as three pillagers stole checks from a warehouse on Washington Avenue on Sept. 20, cops say.
Witnesses told police that one of the bandits was a temporary employee at the warehouse between Flushing and Park avenues, who was let into the building at 3:45 am by another employee. Once he was inside, he propped open the door for two other comrades wearing masks and packing a handgun, cops said.
The twosome forced an armed guard at gunpoint to open the warehouse’s office, while the first scofflaw distracted a second guard, the report states.
Once the thieves had the checks they came for, they started to make their way out, witnesses told police, only to encounter the second guard. The gun-carrying crook fired on the guard, who in turn drew his weapon and shot at the crook, neither of whom found their targets, police say. The trio made away with a little more than $850 in stolen checks.
A skittish carjacker stole a man’s luxury sedan from Clinton Avenue on Sept. 19 — only to abandon it after speeding away from a traffic stop on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
The victim told police that he parked his Audi A6 near Fulton Street to go to work. When he returned around 6 pm, he discovered that both his car and his keys were gone, police say.
Police spoke to Highway Patrol, who had reported to have found the car, the report states. The vehicle had been discovered after an officer had pulled the driver over on the expressway for a traffic violation, but it sped away, and was later found abandoned, keys still in the ignition, cops say.
— Harry MacCormack