Thieves steal more than $20,000 in gadgets from home

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Day thieves

Thieves struck a Clinton Avenue apartment on Sept. 24 — making off with more than $20,000 of electronics.

The 36-year-old victim told cops he left his place near DeKalb Avenue at 9:50 am, returning at 8:50 pm to find his locks broken off his front door, and his gadgets gone.

Cellphone smash

Three goons smashed a man’s cellphone on Fulton Street on Sept. 29.

The 24-year-old victim told cops he was at a bodega between Clinton and Waverly avenues at 2:55 am when the jerks entered the store.

“Give me your money, give me everything,” they demanded. When the victim did not comply, one of them took the victim’s phone out of his hand and smashed it on the ground.

iPhone bop

A crook struck a woman in the head and stole her iPhone on St. Felix Street on Sept. 27.

The 36-year-old victim told cops she was between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place at 10 am when the cellphone snatcher walked up behind her, struck her head, and took her smartphone from her hand.

Broken door

An intruder tried to rob an apartment on Clinton Avenue on Sept. 24 — but didn’t get past the front door.

The 49-year-old victim told cops he left his place at DeKalb Avenue at noon, returning at 6 pm to find his front door damaged.


A bold thief stole a laptop computer right out of its owner’s hands in Fort Greene Park on Sept. 26.

The 32-year-old victim told cops she was sitting in the park’s grass with her MacBook in front of her at 12:20 pm when the crook came up and took the expensive gadget.


Two thugs shook a teenager down for his designer belt on Adelphi Street on Sept. 25.

The 13-year-old victim told cops he was at the park between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 3:20 pm when two jerks approached him.

“Where you going? How much you got? Run your pockets and lift your sweater!” one of them demanded, while the other prevented him from leaving. After he handed over his $300 Louis Vuitton belt, they fled.


A thieving duo jacked an iPhone from a woman on Cumberland Street on Sept. 26.

The 45-year-old victim told cops she was talking to her mother at Lafayette Avenue at 5:35 pm when the jerks came up and stole her phone.


Someone stole LED lights from a nightclub on Waverly Avenue sometime between Sept. 28 and Sept. 29.

Representatives from the store between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue told cops that between 2 pm and 2:30 pm the next day, someone made away with $3,000 of round white LED lights.

Precinct grab

A brazen crook took an iPhone from a teenager on Sept. 25 — right in front of the 88th Precinct stationhouse on Classon Avenue.

The 13-year-old victim told cops she was near DeKalb Avenue at 4:06 pm when the crook grabbed her iPhone and ran away.

Lord of the rings

A jewelry lover stole two rings from an apartment on St. James Place on Sept. 25.

The 38-year-old victim told cops she left her place between Fulton Street and St. James Place at 8:30 am, returning at 7 pm to find both rings gone.


A burglar took two bicycles from an apartment on St. Felix Street sometime between Sept. 23 and Sept 29.

The 36-year-old victim told cops he left two Specialized bikes behind a locked gate on the side of his brownstone between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place on Sept. 23 at 4 pm, and when he came back on Sept. 29 at 11 am, both bikes were gone.

Car jacked

A jerk broke into a car on S. Portland Avenue on Sept. 30 — and left with an iPad, passport, and some books the owner had left inside.

The 26-year-old victim told cops she left her car parked between Fulton Street and Hanson Place at 7:35 pm, returning at 8:50 pm to find a window broken, and her belongings gone.

— Eli Rosenberg

Updated 5:36 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Joey from Clinton Hills says:
88th is a disgrace. Folks commit crimes right in front of the station house without fear of getting caught. Pathetic.
Oct. 3, 2012, 10:06 am
BunnynSunny from Clinton Hill says:
There's a lot of break ins happening. Cllinton Hill was actually safer in 2004 than it is now. There seems to be an increase in violent crime and street crime and just overall theft. Things were quieter and calmer before the neighborhood got too expensive to live in for the normal folk.
Oct. 3, 2012, 6:16 pm

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