Police: Gun-toting teen robs preteen

90th Precinct


Armed robbery

A teenager was arrested for robbing an 11-year-old boy of his iPhone at gunpoint on Broadway on Nov. 15.

The 11-year-old told police he was at the northwest corner of Lorimer Street at 3 pm when the suspect pointed a gun at him and demanded his phone. The boy called the cops and the teenager was arrested.

Taxi theft

A ne’er-do-well broke into a taxi and stole a bunch of the driver’s fancy gear on Grand Street on Nov. 11.

The 36-year-old cabbie told police he parked his car in front of his house between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street at 2 am, and when he returned, he found that the passenger-side rear window was broken and his property was missing — including a navigation system worth $100, a two-way radio worth $1,500, a digital camera worth $100, and a gold watch worth $500.

Chain take

Police arrested a 15-year-old boy who they say robbed an older kid at his Grand Street high school on Nov. 15.

A 17-year-old told police that he was at his school between Bushwick Avenue and Waterbury Street at 3 pm when two kids cornered him and one of them grabbed the gold metal chain off of his neck.

The boy chased the pair outside, but stopped when they threatened to beat him up, cops said. A 15 year old was later arrested for the robbery, but the chain was not found, according to police.

Expensive watches stolen

Someone stole a FedEx box containing more than $52,000 worth of jewelry from an Ainslie Street building lobby sometime between Nov. 5 and 8.

The man said he had two Patrick Phillipe watches delivered to his house between Union Avenue and Keap Street, and the box was left sitting in his lobby for three days.

When he went to find the box at noon on Nov. 8, it was gone. There were no cameras in the lobby and the watches have not been recovered.

Break in

A man was arrested for breaking into the basement of a friend’s Hooper Street building on Nov. 15.

A homeowner told police he was watching over his property between Lee Avenue and Williamsburg Street at 11:25 am when he saw a man he thought was his friend breaking into his building with a metal pipe.

The man called police and the so-called-friend was arrested and charged with burglary.

Gang rumble

A group of ruffians attacked a man on Humboldt Street on Nov. 11.

The victim told police that he was leaving a bar between McKibben and Siegel streets at 6 am when a large group of men began punching and kicking him until he was unconscious.

The man was taken to Elmhurst Hospital with facial fractures, bruises, and a bruised lung. Police didn’t arrest anyone in the case.

Bank robbery

A man stormed a Grand Street bank that has been victim to many robberies in recent months on Nov. 13, but this one got no money.

A teller at the bank between Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street told police that the would-be robber walked in at 2:50 pm and handed her a note reading “This is an armed robbery. Handover all the money and no one gets hurt. Now.”

Instead of giving the guy any money, the teller pushed an alarm button and the lousy robber ran away.

— Danielle Furfaro