Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
Crooks stole laptops from a Willoughby Avenue apartment sometime between June 19 and July 6.
Representatives from Pratt College told cops that they left two MacBook laptops in the building near Hall Street at 3 pm on June 19, returning on July 6 to find them gone.
Thieves struck a storage facility on Atlantic Avenue on July 23 — stealing a watch, video game console, and fur coat.
The 58-year-old victim told cops that he left his storage unit near Grand Avenue at 9:15 am, returning at 4:48 pm to find his belongings gone.
A thief broke into a car on Hanson Place sometime between July 10 and July 21.
The 45-year-old victim told cops he parked at S. Oxford Street at 10 am on July 10, returning at 10:18 am on July 21 to find his window broken and his wallet gone.
A crook cased an apartment on Willoughby Avenue on July 25 — stealing two mountain bikes.
The 37-year-old victim told cops he left his place between Clermont and Vanderbilt avenues at 3:30 pm, returning at 5:30 pm to find his backpack, wallet, and the bikes gone.
Cops said the crooks had entered through the basement by breaking the window of a cellar door.
A crook stole a woman’s cellphone on Washington Avenue on July 27.
The 51-year-old woman told cops she was between Myrtle and Willoughy avenues at 11:55 am when the jerk grabbed her cellphone from behind and fled.
A man stole another cellphone on Cumberland Walk on July 27 — but cops say they’ve arrested the suspects.
The 35-year-old victim says she was talking on her iPhone between Myrtle and Park avenues at 9:39 pm when a crook came up and snatched it.
Cops say there were able to track down the woman’s phone at a nearby bodega, with the help of the “Find my iPhone” application on the phone, and say they’ve arrested the two men who they say are responsible.
A larcenist stole a car from Ashland Place on July 27.
The 41-year-old victim said he parked his car between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Street at 8:30 am, returning at 6 pm to find shattered glass in the place of his car.
A mean thief stole a motorcycle from Carlton Avenue sometime between July 28 and July 29.
The 32-year-old victim said he parked his motorcycle between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 12 pm, returning at 11 am the next day to find his wheels gone.
Crooks stole from a construction site on Grand Avenue on July 11 — and made away like big-time bandits.
Representatives from the site between Park and Myrtle avenues said that the crook cut the lock sometime between 6:52 am and 8 am, and made away with more than $18,000 worth of equipment.
A phone-hungry man stole an iPhone from a woman on Lafayette Avenue on July 25.
The 32-year-old victim told cops she talking on her phone near Adelphi Street at midnight when the crook came up from behind her and grabbed her phone.
A thief burglarized an apartment on Washington Avenue on July 26, taking off with more than $1,000 and a wedding band.
The 34-year-old woman told cops she left her place between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 9 am, returning at 8 pm to find $1,250 and her ring missing.
A criminal duo robbed a man on Lafayette Avenue on July 23.
The 37-year-old victim told cops he was between Grand and Classon avenues at 12:20 am when two men grabbed him by the neck and told him to get down on his knees, saying, “Give me your money or I will shoot you.”
After the victim handed over his wallet, keys, and cellphone, the jerks fled.
Three ruffians robbed a woman on DeKalb Avenue on July 26.
The 29-year-old victim told cops she was at S. Oxford Street when the men grabbed her from behind and took her pocketbook. After dragging her 10 feet, the thugs fled.
A crook broke into a van on Waverly Avenue on July 24, and made off with some tools.
The victim told cops he left the car between Lafayette and Greene avenues at 2:10 pm, returning 10 minutes later to find some tools gone.
A crook held up a bodega on Myrtle Avenue on July 27.
A representative from the store told cops he was behind the counter of the store between Washington Park and Carlton Avenue at 7:43 pm when a man entered the store, displayed a silver gun, and said, “Where’s the money.”
The crook took $70 from behind the counter, and fled.
An unsuspecting thief tried to burglarize a building on Willoughby Avenue on July 29, but was scared away by the octogenarian who lived there.
The 86-year-old woman told cops she was watching TV at her place between Hall Street and Washington Avenue at 5:46 am when she heard a bang. She went to investigate and found a man standing inside her apartment, having forced her doors open, who said, “Hello,” to her and then walked out.
A crook stole an iPad out of a man’s hands on Lafayette Avenue on July 28.
The 29-year-old victim was between Cumberland Street and Carlton Avenue at 3:30 am with an iPad in his hands when the crook wrenched the fancy device away and fled.
An unholy thief hit a Classon Avenue church sometime between July 26 and 27, taking a laptop and camera, among other things.
Representatives from the church told cops they left the building between Mrytle and Willoughby avenues at 7:45 pm, returning at 7:29 am the next day to find the front door lock broken, and a computer, a water cooler, a camera, and some cleaning supplies gone.
A crook stole some electronics from an apartment on Washington Avenue on July 29.
The 50-year-old victim told cops that she and her daughter were asleep at their place near Park Avenue at 2 am when a man entered their apartment through an unlocked front door, and removed an X-box, a fan, and a TV.
— Eli Rosenberg
©2012 Community News Group
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