With roomies like these, who needs enemies?

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Two rather poorly matched roommates called the cops twice in the matter of just two days, accusing each other of exceptionally bad behavior.

The roommate story to end all roommate stories began on Nov. 24 at 2:20 am, when a 30-year-old Rutledge Street resident began banging on his roommate’s door, demanding that she turn down the music. Rather than kill the noise, the 25-year-old woman allegedly barged out of her room wielding some sort of sharp-edged object and lacerated her roomie’s right ring finger. And so he called the cops, and she was arrested.

When the woman returned to her apartment, between Wythe and Bedford avenues, the following evening at 8 pm, she discovered that someone had rifled through her belongings while she was in jail. She ended up losing $300 in cash, a Treo cellphone, an IBM ThinkPad laptop, and a Compaq laptop.

She filed a police report against her roommate, police said.

Actress robbed

An actress and late-night reveler at a popular Williamsburg bar and eatery was robbed on Nov. 25 after leaving her purse unattended.

The 25-year-old Screen Actors Guild member was partying at the Metropolitan Avenue drinking establishment, at Havemeyer Street, at around 3:30 am, when she put her purse down. When she picked it up about 15 minutes later, her brown wallet was missing.

She lost one debit card, two credit cards, and her Guild membership card.

No joke

A hapless victim searching for the entrance to a building on Ten Eyck Walk got robbed on Nov. 21 after two men approached him, asked for a cigarette, and then demanded that he empty his pockets.

“You are joking with me,” responded the 41-year-old victim, who, at 9:15 am had been looking for the door to the building between Humboldt Street and Graham Avenue.

The crooks weren’t kidding — which become readily apparent when one of the guys pulled out a black gun and said, “If you don’t want problems, you better empty your pockets.”

The victim turned over his wallet, the thugs removed $135 and then gave back the empty wallet. Then they took his cellphone and gold watch, too.

Aw, shoot

A middle-aged man supposedly collecting money for his sick mother wasn’t satisfied when a guy on Meserole Street gave him $2 — so he stole another $182.

“My mother is sick,” said the mugger, who approached his 22-year-old victim at 7:25 pm on Nov. 21, between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue. “I need $26.”

When the victim offered him two bucks, the thug stole his wallet and removed the rest of the cash. Returning the wallet to the victim, the thug warned, “Do not say anything. I have a weapon, and I do not want to shoot you.” Then he fled south on Manhattan Avenue.


While two roommates were working at home on Nov. 21, somebody apparently crept into their Graham Avenue apartment and stole $4,000 worth of electronics.

The two residents of the apartment, which is near McKibbin Street, spent all day, between 8:20 am and 5:45 pm, working at home, they told cops.

Apparently, the victims — a 24-year-old woman and 26-year-old man — were working so hard that they failed to notice that someone had broken into their apartment and stolen a Toshiba laptop, a Sony Playstation 2, an iPod, an iMac, a digital camera, a mini-disc recorder, and a video iPod.

Mace attack

Mace isn’t just for self-defense any more. Two thugs maced an 18-year-old and a 25-year-old woman on Nov. 24, and then beat them with a baseball bat.

The 7:20 pm attack, at the northeast corner of Manhattan Avenue and Seigel Street, caused visible bruising and swelling on the arms of the two victims, cops said. Police were unable to locate the attackers, a man and a woman, who had fled into a Manhattan Avenue building.

Mugger nabbed

Cops nabbed a 16-year-old kid for punching a man in the face and stealing his money.

The teenager allegedly surprised his 33-year-old victim from behind and then began punching him in the face as he was walking at the intersection of Roebling Street and the Williamsburg Bridge at 9:30 pm on Nov. 25.

“Give me your f—ing money,” the mugger demanded, prompting the victim to throw $70 in cash to the ground. When the cops collared the mugger, they found the cash on him.

More muggers

Cops also collared two ruffians who, wielding a razor blade, mugged a 29-year-old man in broad daylight on Nov 22.

“Give me your money,” demanded the two thugs after approaching their victim at about 10:45 am on Grand Street, between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street.

One attacker then pulled out a razor blade, while the other rifled through the victim’s pockets, discovering only $28. Cops arrested the muggers one block away, and discovered on them the blade and the money, not to mention a small Ziploc bag of what appeared to be cocaine.

Handbag Grab

A thief broke into a Randolph street warehouse, making off with 200 women’s handbags, police said.

The handbag grab was discovered on Nov. 24 at 6 pm, when a 43-year-old employee at the warehouse between Stewart and Gardner avenues discovered that someone had ripped open the side door and stolen $3,000 worth of pocketbooks.

Headphones up

A thug repeatedly pounded a woman in the face, all so he could make off with her $50 headphones.

The disproportionately violent attack, at 12:05 am on Nov. 22, took place as the 31-year-old woman was at the corner of Grand Street and Manhattan Avenue.

After the attack, the thug, whose face remained partially covered the whole time, fled.

The victim, complaining of severe pain in her head, was taken to Woodhull Hospital.

Kia taken

Someone stole a red Kia Sephia four-door sedan from Grand Street sometime between 10 pm on Nov. 20 and 8 am the next morning.

The car’s owner, a 35-year-old man, had parked the wheels between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street.

Cops are looking for the car, with the New York license plate ECA-6153.

Soft parade

A woman returned to her Wrangler station wagon on Rodney Street on the morning of Nov. 21 to find that someone had stolen the driver’s- and passenger-side doors, not to mention nearly $1,000 worth of stuff from inside.

The 30-year-old victim had parked the car near the corner of South Fifth Street at 10 pm on Nov. 20. When she returned at 6:45 am the next day, her car doors were missing, as were $450 worth of CDs, her prescription eyeglasses, and computer software.

Cops estimated each door was worth about $480.

Map stolen

A 29-year-old man parked his black Chevy Tahoe on Rutledge Street for a little more than an hour, only to have someone break through the rear passenger window and steal his satellite-guided navigation system.

The Wallabout Street resident parked his car on Rutledge Street, between Kent and Wythe avenues, at 4:15 am on Nov. 21.

When he returned to his car just over an hour later, he discovered that someone had broken into it, grabbing his $2,500 navigation system, $500 in cash, and his bank card.


A high school teacher learned an important lesson on Nov 21: never leave your purse unattended, even at school.

The 38-year old New Jersey resident left her pocketbook in a classroom in the Grand Street school, between Waterbury Street and Bushwick Avenue, at 5:20 pm, while she went to grab a snack. When she returned 20 minutes later, her purse was still there, but the black wallet inside was missing.

She lost her debit card, two credit cards, her driver’s license, her medical insurance card, her Social Security card, and her teacher’s license.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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