Backpack bandit threatens kid and takes off with bag

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Sneaky shot

A hooded ruffian stole a teenager’s backpack and then threatened to kill him on Myrtle Avenue on April 16, cops reported.

The victim told police that he was playing basketball near St. Edward’s Street in Fort Greene Park at 4:10 pm when he saw an older guy grab his backpack and walk off. The victim tried to follow the thief, who then threatened him.

“If you follow me I will kill you,” the robber said, and then ran off, according to the police report.

Anger management

Cops cuffed a young woman who they said kicked and spit on officers when they tried to arrest her for vandalism on Prince Street on April 20.

Police said that the staff of a shelter near Tillary Street called at 11:05 pm to report that the woman had kicked down the door to an office.

When police showed up to arrest her, the woman kicked at and spit on two officers, according to the police report. They arrested her and charged her with felony assault.


Someone shot a man while he was driving on Claremont Avenue on April 21.

The victim told police that he was near Fulton Street at 5:14 pm when someone suddenly shot him in the upper thigh. The victim then drove himself to Brooklyn Hospital. He refused to give police much information about the shooting, cops reported.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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