‘Police Navidad’ at Atlantic Terminal

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Police Navidad

The Atlantic Terminal Mall, home to both Target and Chuck E. Cheese, was the site of five larcenies around Christmas. Here are the details:

• A thief swiped a woman’s wallet from her table at the game-filled fast-food eatery at 2 pm on Dec. 18.

• A thief took a woman’s wallet that she briefly left on top of her baby stroller while she was shopping at 2:30 pm on Dec. 20.

• A thief picked up a woman’s purse that she left on the floor at 2:30 pm on Dec. 20, collecting about $300.

• A thief snatched a woman’s Coach bag off a shopping cart at 10:15 pm while the woman was shopping at Target on Dec. 22.

• A thief took a woman’s bag right out of her Target shopping cart at 2:15 pm on Dec. 26, as she was trying to take advantage of some post-Christmas sales.

Clinton bill

A thief tried to steal two jackets and jewelry from a Clinton Avenue apartment on Dec. 21 — but the tenant walked into the apartment and ripped the clothes right off him.

The perp broke into the apartment near Willoughby Avenue at 1:40 pm and pocketed some jewelry and clothing, but he couldn’t leave fast enough. The tenant returned, spotted the perp inside, and fought him until the thief gave up the goods.

Lafayette punch

Two perps robbed a man and punched him in the head on Dec. 19 on Lafayette Avenue.

The perps approached the man at 1:40 am and demanded his phone — then one punched him for good measure.

Gates project

A robber punched a man in his face and stole his phone at Gates Avenue on Dec. 20.

The perp approached his victim at Washington Avenue at 7:30 pm, hit him square in the jaw, then took his phone and fled.

Adelphi computer

A thief broke into an Adelphi Street apartment on Dec. 24 and stole two computers.

The tenant left his apartment at 5 pm for dinner and a movie but when he returned to the apartment near Flushing Avenue at 2:45 am, he found his rear window was unlocked and his stuff was stolen.


A perp with a blue scarf wrapped around his face held up a Fulton Street pharmacy on Dec. 17, stealing $170.

The thief entered the drugstore at 5 pm, demanding money. He took the cash out of the register as the employees huddled in a corner, and fled down Fulton Street toward S. Elliot Place.

Lafayette robbery

A thug held up a woman on Lafayette Avenue on Dec. 24, taking her bag.

The ski mask-wearing perp approached his victim from behind near S. Oxford Street at 5:35 am, stating, “Don’t move, shut the f—k up.” He grabbed her bag and shoved her to the ground.

Flute stolen

A thief broke into a car parked on S. Oxford Street and stole a silver-plated flute from the back seat.

The driver parked near Lafayette Avenue at 2 am on Dec. 25, but when she returned at 11 am the next day, she found the driver’s door was unlocked and the instrument was stolen.

36 S. Oxford St.

Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Reader Feedback

Stacey from Bk says:
People are so stupid. If you could just get off your precious iPhone then then the skells can't swipe it that easy. Wake up people! This is Brooklyn!
Dec. 21, 2010, 6:34 am
Bree from Clinton Hill says:
Week after week it is the same crap...women leaving their bags in the cart or on the table or on the floor while in the mall. How stupid of you and you deserve for it to be taken. This is freakin 2011,crime is rampant, people ignore the law and basic principals of respecting someone's property and you are still leaving your bags and valuables in cars, in shopping carts as well as walking and not being observant of your surroundings while also leaving your windows and doors open while you run out. Who leaves their valuables in the car of all places?. Oy vey a bunch of jerks.Think people gotta stay in survival mode at all times.
Jan. 1, 2011, 10:21 am
joe from clinton hill says:
clueless yuppies,interlopers,hipsters
Jan. 1, 2011, 8:03 pm

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with the stories people are talking about in your neighborhood:

Optional: Help us tailor our newsletters to you!