Police: Attempted robbery ends with victim in car crash

90th Precinct


Traffic accident

Cops collared a trio who they say tried to rob a guy on Meserole Street at knifepoint on Dec. 2 before chasing him into the street — and oncoming traffic.

The victim told cops he was near Waterbury Street at 11:20 am when the three alleged baddies approached and one pulled out a knife, saying “Run it, this is a jack.”

When the victim ran, the knife-wielder allegedly chased him into the street where a driver promptly mowed him down with a car, cops said. The alleged perps fled down Meserole Street towards Bushwick Avenue but were ultimately cuffed by authorities, according to a police report.

Four against one

Four scoundrels beat and mugged a guy on Scholes Street on the morning of Dec. 5.

The guy was at Bushwick Avenue at 9:30 am when the vicious group walked up and punched him in the back of the head and started rifling through his pockets, authorities said. The perps snatched his wallet with $100 in cash and his cellphone before fleeing in an unknown direction, according to a police report.

The victim went to a nearby hospital with lacerations on his eyes, head, and face, cops said.


A smarmy creep followed a woman for several blocks before trying to grab her purse on Berry Street in the early morning hours of Dec. 1, but a vigilante do-gooder ultimately chased the guy away.

The woman said the low-life started following her at N. Fifth Street and Bedford Avenue at 2:25 am, telling her that she was pretty. When she was near Berry and Grand streets he tried to grab her purse, then dragged her to the floor when she resisted, authorities said.

But a good Samaritan saw the tussle and sprang into action, chasing the scoundrel away before silently fleeing the scene, cops said. The woman had scraped knees and her bag was broken, but no property was stolen, according to a police report.

The perp fled in an unknown direction, but a witness told cops he saw someone matching the description running down Berry Street towards Metropolitan Avenue.

Tech thieves

Some techie goons snatched a bunch of electronic goods from a creative company on Grand Street sometime between Dec. 4 and 6.

The shop-owners said that between Dec. 4 at around 7 pm and Dec. 6 at noon, someone tore the padlock off their rear window and smashed the window open with a brick, then made off with several computers, a flat-screen television, and some other pricey tech items, according to a police report.

An anonymous witness told cops she saw five thieves with covered faces break the window at around 1:37 am on Dec. 6 and load the property into a white sedan before driving down S. First Street toward Marcy Avenue, according to a police report.

— Allegra Hobbs