A brutal push and rob on Polhemus Pl

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A woman walking near her Polhemus Place home late on June 6 was pushed to the ground and robbed of her bag, cops said.

The 36-year-old woman told police that a man wearing a black “’do rag” rushed up to her and grabbed the handbag off her shoulder at around 11:30 pm. The victim tried to hold onto the bag, but was unable to, and she fell to the ground, suffering minor injuries to her hip and foot.

The perp, described as a black man, 5-foot-4 and wearing jeans, fled on foot down Carroll Street. He got away with $80 and some credit cards.

Grand theft autos

At least two cars were stolen, and a third broken into, on Park Slope streets last week.

A 1999 Honda Civic — with New Jersey plates — was lifted from a parking spot on Fourth Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues sometime after 9:15 pm on June 3. When the owner, a 65-year-old Jersey woman, returned to the car at 9 am the next morning, there wasn’t even any broken glass marking the site of the crime.

Three days later, a woman parked her 1990 Toyota Camry on Garfield Place, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, at around 3:30 pm. When the 20-year-old woman returned to it just four and a half hours later, it was gone.

On June 7, a man who had left his wallet in plain sight inside his Dodge van at 9 am returned a few hours later to find the wallet gone and the front window shattered. The car had been parked behind a building on Fourth Avenue between Atlantic and Pacific streets.

Two break-ins on PPW

• On June 8, a thief stole two laptop computers — a PC and an Apple — from a building on Prospect Park West at Garfield Place. The break-in occurred sometime between 8 am and 10:15 pm, when the resident returned home to find the missing equipment. Cops believe that a neighbor may have done the deed.

• Hours later — and just four doors down — another man lost his laptop when a perp climbed through an open window. This crime occurred sometime between 8:30 pm and and 8:20 pm on June 9, cops said.

Lost identities

At least four people complained of having their identities stolen last week.

• On June 5, a man walked into the 78th Precinct stationhouse to tell cops that someone had opened a Home Depot account in his name and rung up $1,224.31 in charges, dating back to last September. The 56-year-old victim lives on 12th Street, between Third and Fourth avenues.

• On June 6, a 67-year-old man told cops that someone had opened up accounts at Lowe’s and Sears in her name — and that the Sears account already had $7,266.47 on it. The man lives on Ninth Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues.

• The next day, a 47-year-old woman dropped by the stationhouse to report that someone had been making purchases with her debit card, even though it never left her bag. The unknown perp or perps had rung up $1,017 in bills. The victim lives on Garfield Place between Polhemus and Fiske places.

• And on the same day, another victim showed up at the Sixth Avenue stationhouse to report that someone had withdrawn $11,530.03 — plus been hit with $36 in fees! — from his savings account. The 78-year-old victim lives on St. Johns Place between Sixth and Seventh avenuees.

Sick theft

A woman recovering at a local hospital had her iPod, headphones and cellphone stolen while she napped on June 5, police said.

The 33-year-old woman was in her room at the Seventh Avenue medical center at around 3:45 pm when she dozed off.

When she awoke two hours later, not only was the electronic equipment gone, but she was also missing her Metrocard and credit cards.

She had been sharing the room with another patient.


A woman told cops that her ex-girlfriend ambushed her outside a popular Fifth Avenue lesbian bar and stole her handbag on June 9.

The 33-year-old woman told police that she had been drinking at the bar, which is at Fifth Street, at around 10 pm. When she left, the ex rushed over and snatched the purse, which contained $300 and various credit cards.

Cops described the ex-girlfriend as a 28-year-old woman, 5-foot-9, with long black dreadlocks and a tattoo with the word “Jordan” on it.

Jordan is not the name of the victim in this report, by the way.

Insult and injury

The plot thickens at a construction site on Fourth Avenue and 12th Street.

In last week’s blotter, we reported that a man visited the site on May 29 to inquire why his brother had been fired — and ended up beating up his bro’s former co-workers, cops said.

Well, the next day, the fired man showed up — but this time, the former co-workers pounded him, according to the police report.

The 36-year-old victim told cops that he showed up at the job site to simply inquire why he had been fired.

“It’s none of your business,” one of his former co-workers apparently told him.

But other workers couldn’t leave well enough alone. As the fired hardhat turned to leave, two other men jumped in and started pummeling the former worker with a hammer and a wooden beam.

No arrests have been made, but cops know where the alleged assailants work and what they look like.

Bar brawl

A man was slashed after a bar fight turned violent on Fourth Avenue on June 8.

The 31-year-old victim told cops that he had gotten into a “verbal dispute” with another customer of the bar, which is on Fourth Avenue at Bergen Street, just after midnight.

“I’ll do you,” the perp said, before pulling out an unidentified object, slashing the victim, and running away down St. Marks Place. The thug’s white sweatshirt was recovered, cops said, but the K-9 unit couldn’t track him down.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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