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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Jogger outruns robbers

A quintet of cretins accosted then assaulted a woman in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sept. 29.

The lady was jogging through the garden around 8:30 pm when three men and two women approached her, cops say.

The victim told police that one of ruffians demanded money from her, but when she replied that she did not have any cash on her, another member of the pack punched her in the back of the head.

The victim then took off running, and the posse gave chase, but the victim managed to outrun and eventually lose them, according to a report.

Mysterious shooting

An unknown assailant shot a man in the leg on York Street on Oct. 4.

Cops say they found the victim near Gold Street suffering from a gunshot wound, but he refused to cooperate with police or offer any kind of description of the shooter.

Responders took the guy to New York Methodist Hospital, where he refused to identify himself and did not leave any means for police to contact him, authorities said.

A little overdressed

A couple of snorkel-wearing scalawags broke into a Cranberry Street restaurant on Oct. 3, but stole nothing.

A security camera captured the two yahoos smashing through the door lock of the restaurant near Hicks Street with a crowbar around 6 am, cops say.

The two galoots appeared to be wearing both ski masks and snorkels, according to a report.

One of the goons then appeared to smash the cash register, but the restaurant’s owner told police that nothing was found missing.

Hey, look over there!

Cops cuffed a guy who they say robbed a boutique on Front Street with an accomplice on Oct. 2.

The pair entered the store near Washington Street around 6:50 pm, and one of the suspects distracted the security guard by leading him to the back of the store, cops say.

Once the guard was away from the door, the other hastily grabbed slightly more than $2,000 in merchandise, and shouted “Let’s go!” to his accomplice, a witness told police.

The duo then made a quick exit as an employee of the store called the police, according to a report.

One of the suspects managed to escape in a black sedan, but a store employee identified the other nearby and police arrested him, authorities say.

Curious cad

A weirdo broke into an apartment building on Orange Street on Sept. 30 and went through resident’s packages, but didn’t take anything with him, police say.

Security camera footage captured a man using an unknown device to force the lock on the building between Hicks and Henry Streets around 3 am, police said.

Once the intruder was inside the building, he began picking up packages that had been left in the hall and taking them one by one into the elevator, out of view of the cameras, according to a report.

The packages showed signs of opening and tampering, but nothing has been reported missing, police said.

— Harry MacCormack

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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