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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Hammer crime

Cops cuffed an 85-year-old man who they say bashed a fellow customer at a Lafayette Avenue restaurant with a hammer on Aug. 29.

The 23-year-old victim said she was in the restaurant between Cumberland Street and Carlton Avenue at 10 am when the older fellow went after her with the implement.

The accused hit her once in the knee and threatened her life, according to a police report. Emergency medical personnel took the woman to Brooklyn Hospital Center as officers found the hammer and arrested the man at the scene, officers said.

Belly up

A thief stole a suitcase containing belly-dancing costumes and a sword out of a parked car near the corner of Fort Greene Place and DeKalb Avenue on Aug. 24, the authorities said.

The 34-year-old performer reported she parked her car at the intersection at 12:30 pm, and returned to find the suitcase gone at 4:30 pm. The Eddie Bauer suitcase contained the outfits, a scimitar, silk scarves, and assorted costume jewelry, cops said.

Train trauma

A villain punched a train conductor in the face as he pulled into the Clinton-Washington A and C train station on Aug. 28, police said.

The subway operator said he was at the rear of a Manhattan-bound C train at 7:15 pm when the train came to a stop at the station and a man n the platform came over and punched him in the face.

The conductor proceeded to the next station and notified his supervisors, but by then the guy was gone, law enforcement officials said.

Cabby clobbered

Authorities arrested two teens, and are looking for two more following the robbery of a cab driver on Myrtle Avenue on Aug. 27.

The 22-year-old hack told cops he picked up four young men near the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park at 10 pm. He drove them to a building on Myrtle between Saint Edwards Street and N. Portland Avenue, and as the guys were getting out, one of them clobbered him in the side of his head through the open driver’s side window, according to a police report.

A second passenger, who was sitting in the front seat, took the driver’s cellphone and they all fled, the Police Department alleges.

Police arrested two teens for the crime two days later: a 17-year-old at 3:06 pm on Cumberland Walk between Park and Myrtle avenues, and a 15-year-old at 11:30 pm on Claason Avenue between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues, the authorities reported.

Near miss

A burglar stole electronics and a wallet from a Greene Avenue apartment on Aug. 27, according to police.

A neighbor of the victim said he entered the building between Grand Avenue and Cambridge Place at 2:10 pm and passed a stranger on the stairs. He saw that someone had broken the lock to his neighbor’s apartment and called to let the person know, cops said. The victim reported two laptops, an electronic tablet, and a wallet containing a credit had been taken.

Bike snare

Cops arrested a teen and a 29-year-old who they said each stole a CitiBike from the dock at the corner of DeKalb and Hudson avenues on Aug 25.

Police saw a 14-year-old riding the bike-share bike on the Flatbush Avenue sidewalk towards Brooklyn College near the corner of Clarendon Road in Flatbush at 7:46 pm, according to a police report. The officers stopped him and realized the CitiBike had been stolen at 10:03 that morning, they said.

The next moment they saw the 29-year-old around the corner, riding a CitiBike in the wrong direction in the bike lane on Clarendon Road heading towards Bedford Avenue, a report states. The cops stopped him and determined that his bike had been illegally taken from the same dock at 2:52 pm, police said. They also found a Xanax on the older guy, according to the authorities.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 9:05 pm, September 3, 2014
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Reasonable discourse

Joey from Clinton Hills says:
The restaurant in the first blurb (elderly guy attacking young person with hammer) is The Pink Teacup. I don't know why the name was omitted.
Sept. 3, 2014, 1:35 pm

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