A gun-toting robber stuck up a Bedford Avenue restaurant for the waiters’ tip money on May 9.
The perp entered the restaurant, which is near S. Second Street, at just after midnight and pulled out a black handgun before pointing it at the cashier, who handed over $150, sending the gunman on his way.
A thirsty burglar lifted five cases of beer from a beverage truck on Havemeyer Street on May 6, while the worker was making a delivery.
The beer distributor parked his truck near S. First Street at around 7:45 pm and delivered several cases of beer to a nearby restaurant. When he returned 10 minutes later, he discovered that five cases of delicious Modelo beer were missing.
Two gunmen held up a bodega owner on S. Fourth Street on May 8.
The crooks waited outside the bodega, which is near Hewes Street, at 8:55 pm, and approached its owner after he turned off the lights of the store for the night.
One of the men held up a black handgun and stated in Spanish, “We know you have a lot of money. Where is it?”
Before the man could answer, the thieves grabbed $700 and fled.
A greedy burglar busted open a Manhattan Avenue bodega’s safe on May 5, stealing $15,000.
The perp entered the store, which is near Varet Street, at midnight, picked open the bodega’s safe and fled before the burglary was discovered six hours later.
At least four cars were stolen or broken into last week. Here’s a roundup:
• A thief stole a Nissan from Hewes Street sometime between May 3 and May 5.
The owner told cops that he had parked the vehicle between S. Fifth Street and Broadway at 3 pm, only to return two days later to find it stolen.
• A thief took a sedan from a Grand Street garage on May 7 at 7:30 pm. The owner told cops that she had left the car for just five minutes and returned to find her front passenger window had been broken and $1,300 was stolen.
• A thief stole a GM van from Moore Street sometime between May 3 and May 4, when its owner returned to it to find it gone.
• A jerk broke a side window on a sedan on Metropolitan Avenue on May 5, stealing $1,000 in property. The owner told cops that she returned to the car, near Olive Street, at around noon to find the damage.
Two violent juvenile thugs mugged a woman for her cellphone on Keap Street near the Lorimer L-train stop on May 5 — but didn’t get far with it.
One teenage thug approached her from behind near Ainslie Street at 10:20 am and punched her on the right side of her face while the other took her Blackberry.
Police arrested both boys later that afternoon.
An unholy thief broke into a Manhattan Avenue church on May 4 and took $200 and a lockbox.
The perp entered through the church’s front door at 5:30 pm and grabbed the cash before pushing open a basement window and fleeing.
A crook pedaled up to a victim on a bicycle on Broadway on May 3, swiped his cash and kept on rolling.
The crook approached his victim at 11:50 pm near Marcy Ave and shouted, “Yo, give me that [stuff] or I’ll kill you!”
The victim obliged, turning over $420, and the thief sped away.
A perp swiped an iPhone on Driggs Avenue on May 4 — but didn’t get much time to enjoy the popular cellular device.
The robber approached his victim at 10 pm near Grand Street and wrestled the phone out of his hand before running north on Roebling Street.
Police arrested the crook a few hours later.
Several perps broke into a woman’s S. First Street apartment on May 3, stealing her laptop while avoiding her angry pit bull.
The dormant dog did little to dissuade the burglars, who entered the apartment, which is between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue, at 3 pm. Once inside, they grabbed the victim’s computer and $500.
A perp broke into a Stagg Street apartment on May 4 while its resident was out.
The perp entered the apartment at 10:30 am and grabbed $600 plus $1,000 in goodies. He was long gone from the unit, which is between Bushwick Avenue and Waterbury Street, when the resident returned two hours later.
— Aaron Short
©2010 Community News Group
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