Police arrested a Varick Avenue woman after she admitted to stealing her roommate’s computer on Aug. 12, officials reported.
The 35-year-old victim told police that he got into an argument with his roommate at their apartment between Ingraham Avenue and Harrison Place at 2 pm on Aug. 12. During the argument, the suspect threatened to steal the victim’s computer, cops said.
The victim told police he left the building for a bit and when he returned, he found his laptop missing. The victim called police, and the defendant admitted that she took the computer. Police charged the 45-year-old woman with grand larceny.
Police arrested a pair of teenagers who they said stole a guy’s Toyota Highlander on McKibbin Street on Aug. 12.
The victim and a witness told police that they saw a 14-year-old and 17-year-old get into the car, which was parked between Bushwick Avenue and White Street, at 12:20 am.
They got into another car and chased the teens to the corner of Knickerbocker Avenue and Harrison Place, where they flagged down a police car. Both teens were charged with grand larceny auto.
A rude robber attacked a man while he was sleeping on a park bench on Lorimer Street on Aug. 11.
The victim told police that he was sleeping on a bench at the corner of Stagg Street at 5:15 am when he suddenly woke up to a man punching him several times in the face.
The robber then reached into the victim’s pocket and stole his wallet, which included his credit card, debit card, and $200 cash, and he also stole his cellphone.
A trio of teenager girls were arrested after they beat and robbed a younger teen on Broadway on Aug. 11, cops said.
The 15-year-old victim told police that she was walking towards the train and was at the northeast corner of Broadway and Graham Avenue at 4 pm when three girls grabbed her and threw her to the ground.
They punched her several times in the face and arms and stole her phone. The victim called the police, who arrived and arrested the three teenagers. They were all charged with robbery.
A home intruder got more than he bargained for when the McKibbin Street tenant chased him out of the apartment and took his picture when she found him in her home on Aug. 17.
The 27-year-old victim told police that she was in her apartment between Bushwick Avenue and White Street at 2:55 am when she heard noise coming from the living room.
She went to the room and found a stranger rummaging through her drawer. She chased him down and took a picture of him with her cellphone. Police have not yet arrested him.
Cops cuffed a teenager who they say stole a phone from a woman on S. Third Street on Aug. 15 — after the victim chased the kid and held him there until police arrived.
The 36-year-old victim told police that she was walking between Wythe and Kent avenues at 1:13 pm when a teenager ran up behind her, pushed her, and grabbed the phone out of her hand. He and a couple of his friends ran off south on Wythe Avenue.
The victim chased the teen and caught him on S. Sixth Street. She held him there until police arrived. The other two kids got away. Police charged the 13-year-old with robbery.
— Danielle Furfaro
©2014 Community News Group
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