Two burglars in one night on Scholes

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A burglar broke into two Scholes Street apartments on Nov. 26, removing an Apple iBook and $20 from one and stealing thousands of dollars in electronics from another, cops said.

The first theft occurred sometime between 8 am and 6 pm, when the resident was not at the apartment, which is between Humboldt Street and Bushwick Avenue.

The thief stole a digital camera, a Nintendo Wii system, and three video cameras.

The second victim — on the same block — told police that she was not home between midnight and 3 am, when the iBook burglary occurred.

L of a mugging

A thief snatched a woman’s handbag as she was waiting for a Canarsie-bound L train at the Morgan Avenue station on Nov. 30.

The 22-year-old was on the platform at around 5 pm when a thief came up from behind, grabbed the bag and headed towards the Bogart Street exit of the station. But for some reason, he doubled back, pushed the woman to the ground and said, “Don’t follow me.”

He got away with her cellphone, $15, various cards, a digital camera and the fancy handbag itself.

Just said no

A man who had just left a Maspeth Avenue grocery store just said no to a gun-toting thief on Nov. 30 — and the perp left without taking anything.

The brave — but possibly foolish — man said the gunman followed him out of the store, which is between Conselyea Street and Kingsland Avenue, at around 1 am, caught up to him, pulled out a gun and said, “Gimme all your money.”

But when the won’t-be victim said, “No,” the gunman withdrew.

Garbage rob

A Grand Street bodega was robbed of thousands of dollars in cash, cigarettes and phone cards on Nov. 29 during the 15 minutes when the owner was taking out the trash, cops said.

The victim told police that he had pulled down his gate, but not locked it, at around 11 pm to deal with the garbage. When he returned, he noticed two men running from the store, which is between Manhattan and Graham avenues, with bags in their hands.

The bags contained $3,900, $6,200 in smokes and $1,000 in phone cards.

Found lost

A thief stole a fancy satellite-guided navigation system from a car on Lorimer Avenue on Nov. 30, cops said.

The 35-year-old owner of the Chevy Suburban told cops that he had parked the car at the corner of Union Avenue at just after midnight, but when he returned at around 7 am, he found that a hole had been drilled in the driver’s-side door and the $4,000 navigation system was gone.

One day later on the same corner, a 2004 Nissan Maxima was swiped, its owner told cops.

The 20-year-old car owner said he had parked the car on that corner at 5 pm, but it wasn’t there when he got back.

iPod iGone

A thief pounced on a woman as she was listening to her iPod on Nov. 30, grabbing the popular digital music device right out of the woman’s hands as she was walking on Lorimer Street.

The 24-year-old victim told cops that she was near the corner of Ten Eyck Street at around 10 am when the thief ran up and grabbed the music player.

She was not injured in the incident.

Boerum beat

A thief punched out a 28-year-old and stole his Dell laptop on Nov. 26, cops said.

The computer user was on Boerum Street between Manhattan and Graham avenues at around 8 pm when the 6-foot, 180-pound assailant, estimated at 40 years old, ran up, punched him in the nose and stole his bag.

Roll ’em

A 14-year-old was mugged for his cellphone by another teenager on Nov. 28, cops said.

The teen told police that a 15-year-old approached him on the corner of Graham Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue at around 4 pm and told him to “roll your pockets.”

The boy “didn’t want any problems,” so he gave the thief the phone.

Skate off

A man’s skateboard was stolen from his Bushwick Avenue apartment on Nov. 28, cops said.

The 33-year-old victim told police that he was not in the apartment at around 10:15 am when the thief broke in and took the set of wheels.

Speaks Latin?

An apparent gang member, just out of jail and desperate to see his daughter, held up a Maujer Street man claiming he had a gun on Dec. 4.

The victim told cops that he was standing in front of his building, which is between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street at just after midnight when the thief came up and said, “I just got out of prison” and claimed to be a member of the Latin Kings gang.

He asked for money so he could go to see his daughter, but when the man refused, the supposed gang member got angry, saying, “If you don’t give me money, I’m going to pull out my gun and shoot you.”

That was apparently enough to get the man to surrender his cash — all of $11.

The gang-banger pulled out the man’s ID card from the wallet and said, “Now I know where you live — so are you going to call the cops?”

The victim said, “No,” but did just that.

Cops are looking for a 5-foot-8, 160-pound white Hispanic man with brown eyes and curly black hair.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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Reasonable discourse

meghan from maspeth ave says:
just letting you know, there is no grocery/bodega on maspeth avenue between kingsland & conseyla. it is hard to take the rest of these reportings seriously when one of them is clearly wrong or fabricated. from the start of maspeth ave [at woodpoint/bushwick] there are no bodgeas for at least 5 blocks.
Dec. 20, 2007, 1:22 am
Jaci from East Williamsburg says:
In reference to the Boerum Beating... I actually live on that block, which is terrifying.

Not to mention the fact that I was violently mugged by 6 men on MLK day at 8pm on the corner of Manhattan Ave and Moore St.

Clearly the neighborhood's prices do not reflect the increased crime rate, which the police don't seem to be doing anything about.

It's a good day to be a criminal, clearly.
Jan. 23, 2008, 1:19 pm

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