Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
A thug brandished a knife and attempted to steal a woman’s bag on Bergen Street on Sept. 11.
The victim told cops that she had just left the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station and was between Third Avenue and Nevins Street at around 10:30 pm when the jerk approached, flashed a knife and said, “Give me your bag.”
The thief then attempted to snatch the purse, but the bold victim resisted, and the crook gave up and fled.
Bloods on Hoyt
A platoon of Bloods gang members beat up a guy and stole his cellphone and cash on Sept. 10.
The victim told cops that he was hanging out with the crew of goons on the roof of a parking garage on Hoyt Street between Livingston and Fulton streets at around 6:45 pm when — to only his surprise — they turned on him.
One of the Bloods punched the guy in the face, then the rest of gang continued the beating while he was on the ground. That’s when someone stole his cellphone and $275. The victim refused medical assistance.
A crafty thief stole a bunch of stuff from a building on Main Street on Sept. 10.
First, the thief stole a woman’s bookbag, which she had left unattended in the waiting area of Fusia Communications, between Water and Front streets, at around noon. When the 18-year-old returned her attention to her bag, she realized that it, along with a Macbook, credit card and her wallet were gone.
Only minutes later, a separate incident went down that is likely related.
A witness working at a business called Huge, which is in the same building, told cops that she entered a conference room at around 12:35 pm and came upon a stranger stashing items in a duffel bag.
The woman asked, “What are you doing here?” To which the man replied, “Is this a film editing place?” But the crook didn’t wait for an answer — he waltzed out of the building with a credit card, passport, $150, a purse and a locket valued at $150 from the room.
A thief swiped an office worker’s laptop and pricey wristwatch from his Jay Street desk on Sept. 10.
The victim told cops that he had left his desk at the building at Water Street at around 11:45 am just to get a coffee. When he returned 10 minutes later, his Apple computer and Omega Sea Master wristwatch was gone.
The only other worker in office said he didn’t see or hear anyone. Really?
A thief stole an assortment of copper pipes and fittings from a Dean Street construction site overnight on Sept. 7.
A supervisor at the site between Smith and Hoyt streets said that he returned to the scene the next day at around 8 am and noticed that $1,200 in precious metal was missing.
He theorized that the thief had snuck in through a cellar door that was loosely locked with a chain.
— Stephen Brown