Scary home invasion on Scholes Street

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A woman returned to her Scholes Street apartment on Sept. 2 and quickly realized that there was a burglar inside.

All she saw was a man running through the apartment, closing doors behind him, as he fled through a rear window and up towards the roof. He then jumped onto an adjoining building, which is under construction between Manhattan and Graham avenues.

The victim told cops that the 5-foot-9, 160-pound perp got away with two laptop computers and a Nikon camera lens in the 10:30 am burglary.

What the L?

A woman riding on a Manhattan-bound L train on Aug. 29 lost a $600 gold necklace and never even saw the perp who took it, cops said.

The 26-year-old Seneca Avenue resident told police that the thief snatched the chain at around 9:50 am and jumped off the subway as the train was in the Montrose Avenue stop at Bushwick Avenue.

Cops say robberies are up in areas around subway stations and bars (see story at right).

Bad break

A man’s South Ninth Street apartment was broken into on Aug. 29, and the thief fled with a fancy laptop and a Razr phone, cops said.

The 22-year-old victim told cops that the apartment, which is between Bedford and Driggs avenues, must have been broken into between 7:30 and 10 pm, when he was not there.

What a croc

Thieves cracked into a jukebox at a popular Metropolitan Avenue bar early on Aug. 30 and got away with $100.

The owner of the Alligator Lounge, which is between Lorimer and Leonard streets, told cops that the thieves tried to break into the ATM inside the bar, but failed. That’s when they turned their attention to the jukebox, stealing enough money to listen to their favorite tunes for hours.

Hat blocking

A fur hat was one of the items stolen from a car parked at a South Eighth Street Jewish center on Aug. 22, cops said.

The car has been parked between Berry and Wythe streets, at around 10 pm.

But when the owner returned to it the next morning, he noticed that the rear window had been broken and the fur hat was gone.

Also stolen was some clothing and a cellphone, the victim told cops.

Subway mug

A man walking home from the J-train station at Lorimer Street and Broadway early on Aug. 26 was mugged for his cellphone by two men, cops said.

The 57-year-old victim told cops that the men followed him from the station at around 1:20 am and jumped him, kicking him to the ground and taking the phone.

The man also lost a harmonica, valued at $50, he said.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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