Cops: Ex-boyfriend attacked and robbed woman

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Unwanted visitor

Cops cuffed a man who they said attacked his ex-girlfriend in a Myrtle Avenue bar, stole her cellphone, and tried to lock her in the bar’s storeroom on May 30.

The victim told police that she was at work at the watering hole between Grand Avenue and Steuben Street at 1:30 pm when her boyfriend showed up and threatened to kill her if she did not give him her cellphone.

He then grabbed the phone out of her hand, pushed her into a back room, and tried to lock her in, authorities reported. Police charged the man with robbery and assault.


A woman in an Auburn Place shelter attacked another woman with a knife on May 31, cops said.

The victim told police that she was at the refuge between St. Edward’s Street and N. Portland Avenue at 6:36 pm when a woman she didn’t know slashed her right arm with a knife. The attacker ran out of the shelter and police have not caught her.


Police charged a man with assault after he allegedly whipped a disabled child with a belt on Waverly Place on May 20.

The young victim told police that she was in her home between Gates and Greene avenues at 6:30 pm when the man hit her on the back and right knee with the belt. Police charged the man with felony assault.

Lousy friend

A woman was arrested for stealing a backpack, smartphone, and credit cards from a woman’s S. Elliot Place apartment on May 30, according to police.

The victim told cops that someone stole the backpack, which contained her smartphone and cash and credit cards, out of her apartment between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 11:30 am.

Police say they found the suspect in possession of the victim’s stolen property and arrested her.

Bike swipe

Someone stole a Citi Bike after a woman chained it to a tree on DeKalb Avenue on May 30 while she was grabbing lunch.

The bike renter of the told police that she chained it to a pole between Vanderbilt and Clermont avenues at 4:15 pm.

When she came out of a store five minutes later, the two-wheeler was missing.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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