Robber threatens to blow up bank – Brooklyn Paper

Robber threatens to blow up bank

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Bank robbery

A bank robber ran off with nearly $3,000 after threatening to blow up a Chase Bank on Flatbush Avenue on Aug. 14, police said.

The perp passed a written note to a teller at the business near Fulton Street at 1:23 pm, demanding money and saying that he had an explosive with him. The suspect — who looked like a 40-year-old white man about 5-feet-6, 180 pounds, and with brown hair — took $2,760 from the financial institution.

Bike share

A burglar stole $1,900 worth of bikes from a yard on Columbia Heights on Aug. 2, police said.

The thief apparently climbed a fence near Everit Street and made off with the bikes between 2 and 7 am. Unfortunately, there were no security cameras on the scene.

Stick happens

An apparently disturbed man attacked someone with a wooden stick on a Coney Island-bound Q train near the Dekalb Avenue stop on Aug. 17, police claimed.

The victim was listening to his iPod at 12:10 pm when a man with a strange expression across his face started whacking him with the stick across his face and arms until the victim was able to escape the subway car. Police weren’t able to find the man on the train, and the victim said that the perp didn’t appear to be homeless.

Tread lightly

An athletic thief took a wallet left on the treadmill of an Atlantic Avenue gym on Aug. 16, police said.

The victim said he absentmindedly left the treadmill near Boerum Place at 4:20 pm. When he returned to the exercise machine 10 minutes later, the wallet was gone.

Expensive taste

Three unknown crooks stole expensive designer clothes from a boutique on Atlantic Avenue on Aug. 16, police claimed.

The suspects took a Chanel lace jumper, two Rick Owens blazers, and a Theory jacket from the store between Hoyt and Bond streets without paying. A security tape showed that the perps hid the merchandise, valued at $3,860 in total, under their clothes.

Automatic Taking Machine

A nasty bandit punched a man in the face and robbed him while he was leaving a Livingston Street bank on Aug. 16, police said.

The suspect made off with $760 in cash from the victim at the establishment near Smith Street at 11:10 am.


A moving company stole from its client as he was relocating to a new home on Third Avenue on Aug. 15, police claimed.

The man told police he walked inside his new home near Wyckoff Street only to have the moving van drive off with some of his posessions — including designer accessories, clothes, and a standalone closet — at 6 pm.

— Jaime Lutz

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