Laptops in Willoughby Ave. apartment go missing

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Laptop grab

Crooks stole laptops from a Willoughby Avenue apartment sometime between June 19 and July 6.

Representatives from Pratt College told cops that they left two MacBook laptops in the building near Hall Street at 3 pm on June 19, returning on July 6 to find them gone.


Thieves struck a storage facility on Atlantic Avenue on July 23 — stealing a watch, video game console, and fur coat.

The 58-year-old victim told cops that he left his storage unit near Grand Avenue at 9:15 am, returning at 4:48 pm to find his belongings gone.

Car break

A thief broke into a car on Hanson Place sometime between July 10 and July 21.

The 45-year-old victim told cops he parked at S. Oxford Street at 10 am on July 10, returning at 10:18 am on July 21 to find his window broken and his wallet gone.


A crook cased an apartment on Willoughby Avenue on July 25 — stealing two mountain bikes.

The 37-year-old victim told cops he left his place between Clermont and Vanderbilt avenues at 3:30 pm, returning at 5:30 pm to find his backpack, wallet, and the bikes gone.

Cops said the crooks had entered through the basement by breaking the window of a cellar door.

Phone grab

A crook stole a woman’s cellphone on Washington Avenue on July 27.

The 51-year-old woman told cops she was between Myrtle and Willoughy avenues at 11:55 am when the jerk grabbed her cellphone from behind and fled.

Phone grab and find

A man stole another cellphone on Cumberland Walk on July 27 — but cops say they’ve arrested the suspects.

The 35-year-old victim says she was talking on her iPhone between Myrtle and Park avenues at 9:39 pm when a crook came up and snatched it.

Cops say there were able to track down the woman’s phone at a nearby bodega, with the help of the “Find my iPhone” application on the phone, and say they’ve arrested the two men who they say are responsible.

From here to Infiniti

A larcenist stole a car from Ashland Place on July 27.

The 41-year-old victim said he parked his car between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Street at 8:30 am, returning at 6 pm to find shattered glass in the place of his car.

Goodbye moto

A mean thief stole a motorcycle from Carlton Avenue sometime between July 28 and July 29.

The 32-year-old victim said he parked his motorcycle between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 12 pm, returning at 11 am the next day to find his wheels gone.

Construction heist

Crooks stole from a construction site on Grand Avenue on July 11 — and made away like big-time bandits.

Representatives from the site between Park and Myrtle avenues said that the crook cut the lock sometime between 6:52 am and 8 am, and made away with more than $18,000 worth of equipment.

Phone home

A phone-hungry man stole an iPhone from a woman on Lafayette Avenue on July 25.

The 32-year-old victim told cops she talking on her phone near Adelphi Street at midnight when the crook came up from behind her and grabbed her phone.


A thief burglarized an apartment on Washington Avenue on July 26, taking off with more than $1,000 and a wedding band.

The 34-year-old woman told cops she left her place between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 9 am, returning at 8 pm to find $1,250 and her ring missing.


A criminal duo robbed a man on Lafayette Avenue on July 23.

The 37-year-old victim told cops he was between Grand and Classon avenues at 12:20 am when two men grabbed him by the neck and told him to get down on his knees, saying, “Give me your money or I will shoot you.”

After the victim handed over his wallet, keys, and cellphone, the jerks fled.

Purse snatch

Three ruffians robbed a woman on DeKalb Avenue on July 26.

The 29-year-old victim told cops she was at S. Oxford Street when the men grabbed her from behind and took her pocketbook. After dragging her 10 feet, the thugs fled.


A crook broke into a van on Waverly Avenue on July 24, and made off with some tools.

The victim told cops he left the car between Lafayette and Greene avenues at 2:10 pm, returning 10 minutes later to find some tools gone.


A crook held up a bodega on Myrtle Avenue on July 27.

A representative from the store told cops he was behind the counter of the store between Washington Park and Carlton Avenue at 7:43 pm when a man entered the store, displayed a silver gun, and said, “Where’s the money.”

The crook took $70 from behind the counter, and fled.

Hello, goodbye

An unsuspecting thief tried to burglarize a building on Willoughby Avenue on July 29, but was scared away by the octogenarian who lived there.

The 86-year-old woman told cops she was watching TV at her place between Hall Street and Washington Avenue at 5:46 am when she heard a bang. She went to investigate and found a man standing inside her apartment, having forced her doors open, who said, “Hello,” to her and then walked out.

No tablet

A crook stole an iPad out of a man’s hands on Lafayette Avenue on July 28.

The 29-year-old victim was between Cumberland Street and Carlton Avenue at 3:30 am with an iPad in his hands when the crook wrenched the fancy device away and fled.


An unholy thief hit a Classon Avenue church sometime between July 26 and 27, taking a laptop and camera, among other things.

Representatives from the church told cops they left the building between Mrytle and Willoughby avenues at 7:45 pm, returning at 7:29 am the next day to find the front door lock broken, and a computer, a water cooler, a camera, and some cleaning supplies gone.


A crook stole some electronics from an apartment on Washington Avenue on July 29.

The 50-year-old victim told cops that she and her daughter were asleep at their place near Park Avenue at 2 am when a man entered their apartment through an unlocked front door, and removed an X-box, a fan, and a TV.

— Eli Rosenberg

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