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Someone broke into a Meserole Street apartment — while the victim was in the shower! — on Jan. 13.

The 29-year-old victim told cops he was inside the apartment, between Bushwick Place and Waterbury Street, at around 7 am. He stepped into the steaming stall and turned on music.

When he stepped out of the shower a half-hour later, he found his front door wide open and realized his laptop had been taken out of his room.

He is now favoring shorter showers.


Someone grabbed a woman’s laptop out of her South First Street apartment on Jan. 13.

The victim, 21, told police that she was in her apartment, between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue, at around 2:45 pm, when she left her computer on the table as she went to help her roommate carry luggage downstairs.

When she returned, she realized she had left the door open, and noticed her laptop was gone from inside.

Teen mug

Two men cornered and robbed a teenage boy as he walked home on Broadway on Jan. 13.

The 14-year-old victim was at the corner of Driggs Avenue at around 4:30 pm when the two thugs walked up to him and punched him, forcing him to the ground. While one of the men started kicking the victim, the other reached down and grabbed his cellphone.

Bushwick stab

A dispute at a Bushwick Avenue bar turned violent when one man stabbed another man on Jan. 15.

The 25-year-old victim told cops he got into an argument with a stranger at the bar earlier in the night. He left at around 12:45 am and was standing at the corner of Boerum Street when the suspect walked up to him and slashed his face and arm with box cutter.


Someone burgled an apartment on Devoe Street between Manhattan and Graham avenues on Jan. 14.

The 32-year-old victim said the crime must have occurred between 3:30 and 4 pm, when she returned to discover that more than $2,000 in jewelry and electronics was gone.

— Emily Lavin

Posted 1:28 am, January 21, 2009
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