A terrible thing happened on the way to the police precinct
Two femme thugs beat unconscious a woman who was looking for help to find the police station to report an earlier crime on July 15.
The victim approached two women at around 4:10 am in front of a car wash on Navy Walk and asked for directions to the nearest stationhouse to report an unknown incident. The young ladies agreed to help her, but instead diverted her into the Ingersoll Houses, between Myrtle Avenue and Tillary Street.
The tricksters asked the hapless woman for her money — she said she had none — at which point they struck her repeatedly with a cane, knocking the woman out.
Emergency responders took the woman to Kings County Hospital for treatment.
More eatery woes
For the second time in two months, someone attempted to break into a DeKalb Avenue eatery on the night of July 19–20.
The unsuccessful break–in is considered by police to fit the pattern of a series of burglaries against restaurants plaguing the popular Fort Greene corridor.
The establishment’s two rear doors thwarted the would-be intruder. He jiggered his way past the first one leading to a patio area for customers, but the locked second door stopped his advances from getting inside the building between Adelphi Street and Clermont Avenue.
However, the presumed repeat prowler snipped the cables to the security cameras so there is no footage of him in action.
Search and seizure
A man came through from the throes of a seizure to discover that he had been robbed at the Clinton-Washington C-train platform on July 19.
The 22-year-old victim told police that he lost consciousness during the 15-minute medical attack. When he revived at 10:45 am, he no longer possessed his laptop, mp3 player, digital recorder and phone.
Looking both ways before crossing the street didn’t save a man from a beating on Waverly Avenue on July 19.
The man told police that he crossed the street in front of a vehicle at the intersection of Greene Avenue at 8:35 pm. Midway across the narrow road, someone hopped out of the car and smashed a glass bottle against the 28-year-old’s skull.
Once the victim was on the ground, the thug kicked him in the head, too. The attacker drove off and emergency responders removed the victim to Woodhull Hospital.
Back to reality
A vacationing woman’s apartment on Waverly Avenue was burglarized during her five-day trip this month.
The victim told cops that she left her apartment, which is between Myrtle and Park avenues, on July 10. When she returned on July 15, she found that someone had stolen an Apple laptop and a gold chain from her apartment.
Hole in the wall
Thieves broke through a flimsy wall in a building on Flushing Avenue on July 15 or 16 to loot an office.
An employee told police that the office was empty from 4 pm on July 15 to 7:25 am the next morning. When she arrived to the building between Ryerson and Hall streets, she found a gaping hole in the Sheetrock and plywood–boarded wall. Nearly $1,500 and a digital camera were missing.
Plunderers broke into a Carlton Avenue home between July 11 and 15, stealing a welter of tools from the construction site.
The handyman sprucing up the place reported that thieves broke into the basement between 4 pm on July 11 and 4:30 pm on July 15. Inside the house, which is between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues, the raiders allegedly took several thousand dollars worth of tools, hardware and copper pipes.
An intruder pilfered some gadgets from a Cambridge Place apartment on July 18 while the lady of the house was in the shower.
The 36-year-old bather’s husband did not remember if he had locked the front door when he left at noon. But when the woman toweled off 20 minutes later, she discovered that their two laptops, an iPod and a wallet containing credit cards was gone.
An armed man robbed another man in front of his South Oxford Street home on July 19.
The victim told police that the crook crept up from behind, brandished a gun and demanded his wallet at 4 am on the block between Lafayette and DeKalb avenues.
He surrendered the wallet, which contained $60 and various banking and credit cards.
— Mike McLaughlin