Screaming tenant drives would-be robbers to scram empty-handed

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A group of would-be robbers ran out of an Eckford Street home empty-handed on Feb. 3 when the tenant wouldn’t stop screaming, cops said.

The victim told police she was asleep in her home between Driggs Avenue and Nassau Avenue at 2:30 am when she heard banging noises coming from downstairs. She went down to check it out and four or five armed goons burst through her door, she said.

“Give me the money and the cellphone,” one of the intruders purportedly said.

The woman started screaming, one of the invaders ran into her bedroom and threw her mattress onto the floor, and, when she still would not stop screaming, all of them ran out of the apartment without stealing anything, police said.


A ruffian choked a man from behind on Berry Street on Feb. 8 before stealing his property, according to a police report.

The victim reported he was at the corner of N. Ninth Street at 3 am when the fiend ran up behind him and put him in a headlock. The poor guy fell to the ground and passed out, cops said.

When he woke up, his cellphone, passport, wallet, and credit cards were gone, police stated. The victim told officers that he was drunk at the time.


A pair of robbers stole the bicycle and food from a delivery guy on Roebling Street on Feb. 9, according to police.

The victim said he was riding his bike near the corner of N. Eighth Street at 10:30 pm when a young tough stopped him and asked him what was in the basket.

The food courier told the robber that he had eats in the basket, then another goon with a knife came up next to him and one grabbed the bike while the other took the food, police said.

Knife invasion

A villain held up a woman at knifepoint as she was entering her home on Jackson Street on Feb. 9, and stole her stuff, cops said.

The victim said she felt a knife to her back as she was outside the front door of her apartment between Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street at 4:15 pm.

“Give me your stuff,” the lowlife supposedly demanded.

The woman turned over her iPhone and cash and the man scrammed, cops said.

Kicking and screaming

Police cuffed a maniac who they say drunkenly tried to force his way into a Franklin Street building on Feb. 9 — and then kicked a cop in the crotch when he tried to arrest him.

The 29-year-old man was intoxicated and trying to get into an abode between Green and Freeman streets at 1:30 am, police said.

“Let me in!” he supposedly screamed as he tried to open all of the doors in the house.

When the law arrived, the 21-year-old wild man allegedly started kicking at the police officers, landing a boot in one cop’s crotch. The suspect was arrested and charged with burglary and resisting arrest.

— Danielle Furfaro

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