Cops: Bullies threaten teen on DeKalb

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Three’s a crowd

A trio intimidated a kid on DeKalb Avenue on June 11 — but didn’t take anything, police said.

The 13-year-old victim told cops the men surrounded him at Clermont Street at 8:45 am.

“Run your pockets,” one said, before they all split for fear of getting caught.

Cops arrested three suspects that morning.

Skater haters

Two jerks robbed a teenager who was riding his skateboard home on Willoughby Avenue on June 12 — taking his board and $20.

The 14-year-old told cops he was near Adelphi Street on his way home at 9:05 pm when the crooks robbed him.

Metro attack

A crook continued the assault on Metro PCS locations around the city, this time hitting a store on Myrtle Avenue on June 13.

Representatives from the store between Ryerson Street and Grand Avenue told officials the man walked in with a semi-automatic pistol at 6:30 pm, and demanded everything in the register. The worker gave him $600 and he fled.


A knife-wielding lunatic sliced a man on Washington Park on June 6.

The 22-year-old victim told cops he was at DeKalb Avenue at 10 pm when a man cut his face with a box-cutter for no apparent reason.


An employee at a Flatbush Avenue candy store bashed a co-worker with a cooking pan during an argument on June 17.

A 22-year-old employee at the TCBY yogurt store in the Atlantic Center Mall told cops she was in a tiff with a co-worker at 11 am when the pan-handler struck her.

Caught in the act

Cops arrested a man who they say tried to rob a house on DeKalb Avenue on June 12.

A witness told cops he saw a man climb onto the fire escape of an apartment near Carlton Avenue, and smash a window.

Police arrested a man five blocks away who they say was carrying tools that could have helped him break into the building.

Never safe

A man being held at the 88th Precinct station on Classon Avenue refused to curb his behavior, despite the fact that he was behind bars, stealing $5 from another man on June 11, police said.

The 52-year-old victim told cops he was sleeping inside a cell at the precinct near DeKalb Avenue from 1:35 to 7 am. When he woke, he was missing $5 and his MetroCard, he said.

Cops said they found the cash in the pocket of a man who had entered a cell with no money.


A jerk stole a woman’s backpack containing her money on Flatbush Avenue on June 8.

The 25-year-old victim told cops she was at Atlantic Avenue at 7 pm when a jerk approached her from behind and took her backpack, which included $30.

Bested by

A cunning thief stole nearly $2,000 worth of electronics from a store in the Atlantic Terminal Mall through an elaborate ruse on June 12, police reported.

Representatives from the Best Buy on Atlantic Avenue told cops that a man opened up a credit card account with, what turned out to be, a fake North Carolina driver’s license on June 5, purchasing $1,980 worth of goods between then and June 12.

Police arrested the suspect when he returned to the store on June 12.

— Eli Rosenberg

Updated 5:34 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Wednesday says:
The newbies can say what they want about how much their presence has improved Ft. Greene Being a homeowner in the Fort for close 25 years ....I've never seen or heard of so much daily crime.
June 20, 2012, 9:09 am
whatever from greenpoint says:
Riiiiggggghhhhttt....Ft. Greene was much safer in the 80s-90s.

Just because you didn't see or hear doesn't mean it didn't happen.

All you have to do is a quick research online to see crime has gone down.

So sick of daydreaming "real" Brooklynites who think things were better BEFORE the "transplants".
June 20, 2012, 12:47 pm
Brooklyn DeBased says:
Even at its worst, Brooklyn WAS infinitely better before the transplants. May they all go back to the various flyover hellholes they came from.
June 20, 2012, 1:21 pm
question from Park Slope says:
Why don't you ever describe the criminals, especially when they are still at large?
June 20, 2012, 8:48 pm
sloper from park slope says:
Trolls here whine about the newbies and transplants, but the newcomers aren't the ones punching people in the face and taking their phones, or selling heroin to neighborhood kids. It's remarkable how some of these Brooklyn natives glorify the bad old days, and justify the sociopathic behavior of their neighbors. I've lived here nearly 20 years, and love watching the neighborhood evolve for the better. Getting rid of the drug dealers and their junkies, and the gangs, mostly made up of loser brooklyn aboriginals living in rent stabilized apartments with their moms, has been a good thing for the community.
June 21, 2012, 8:17 am
Bendrix from Crown Heights says:
It just gives the natives something to feel superior about. They were born here, congratulations, as if they had any control over that. How is that any different from the sense of entitlement of the Tea Party birthers?

Start talking about things you've actually worked to achieve and I'll be impressed.
June 22, 2012, 11:26 am

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