Bank bandits hit Fulton Street branch twice

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Heist times two

A Capital One branch on Fulton Street was robbed twice, once on July 30 and again on Aug. 2.

Cops say a polo shirt-wearing robber entered the bank at Clinton Avenue at 10:40 am on July 30, passed a note to the teller that said, “I have a gun on me. Need fifty-hundred. No dye packs. Blow up money. Nobody will get hurt thank you.” The crook made away with $900, cops said.

Another crook entered the branch at 11:23 am on Aug. 2, passed a note to the teller demanding money, and made away with $600.


A jerk threw a brick at a woman in Fort Greene Park on July 30, striking her in the head.

The 46-year-old victim told cops she was in the park at 7:35 pm when a brick hit her in the head. Emergency personnel took the woman to the hospital.


Police arrested three people who they say stole three computers from a house on Cumberland Street on July 30.

The victims told cops that the intruders entered the house between Lafayette and Greene avenues at 11:40 am, and made away with three Apple computers. Cops said they arrested three suspects on Aug. 1.


A speed demon stole a motorcycle from Clinton Avenue sometime between July 28 and 30.

The 36-year-old victim told cops he left the bike between DeKalb and Willoughby avenues at 8:30 pm on July 28, returning on the 30 at 11 am only to find it missing.

Unlucky number 7

A crook stole a woman’s purse from a restaurant on Greene Avenue on Aug. 1.

The 34-year-old victim told cops she was at No. 7 near S. Oxford Street at 11 pm when placed her pocketbook beneath her seat. She noticed it was missing a half hour later.


Police arrested a suspect who they say stole a vintage stove on Washington Avenue on Aug. 2.

The 33-year-old victim told cops an intruder broke into his house between Willoughby and Myrtle avenues at 6:15 pm and stole a stove dating back to 1953. Cops said they picked up a suspect that night after the victim gave them his license plate number.

Biked away

A jerk stole a bicycle from a DeKalb Avenue apartment on Aug. 4.

The victim told cops the bike was stolen from his place between Carlton Avenue and Washington Park at 10:05 am.

Tires no more

A crook swiped the tires from a car parked on Clinton Avenue overnight on Aug. 1.

The 35-year-old victim told cops he left his car between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue at 11:30 pm, returning the next day at 8 am to find all his wheels gone.


A thief stole some electronics from a man on Greene Avenue early in the morning of Aug. 1.

The 23-year-old victim told cops he was at Washington Avenue at 3:10 am when the jerk approached him on a bicycle and stole his headphones and cellphone.

— Eli Rosenberg

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