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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Locked out

A thief forced his way into a Cambridge Place apartment, changed the locks, and made off with a stack of checks while the victim was gone between Sept. 30 and Nov. 6.

The nogoodnik broke the back door of the Gates Avenue abode, switched the front door lock, and fled with a heap of business and personal checks, according to cops.

Rocking and rolling

A marauder broke into a Greene Avenue eatery and made off with a tray of cash overnight on Nov. 1.

The victim told police the heister threw a rock through his Classon Avenue window sometime between 10 pm and 7 am the next day. It appeared the guy reached through the window, snatched the tray of cash from the register, and fled, cops said.

Stairway robbery

A couple of goons pulled a woman into a stairway on Lefferts Place on Nov. 8 and rifled through her bag.

The pair of punks yanked the victim into the stairwell of the Classon Avenue building at 4:25 pm. One of the louts hunted through her bag and demanded money while the other flashed a gun, police said.

The derelict duo returned the bag to the victim at the end of the ordeal, according to the police report.

Pizza pilfer

A mugger held up a pizza delivery guy and snatched more than a slice of the pie on Grand Avenue on Nov. 9.

The pizza peddler told police he was near Gates Avenue at 8:55 pm when the brigand came up from behind, covered his mouth, and held an alleged gun to his head.

The marauder then ordered the delivery guy to get on the ground, police said. Once the victim dropped to the pavement, the thief grabbed his cellphone and cash from his back pocket and fled, said the report.

Punching digits

A brute punched a man and ran off with his cellphone on Hanson Place on Nov. 9.

The victim said he was near S. Portland Avenue at 8:15 pm and staring at his phone. Before he knew it, a guy pummeled him in the face, grabbed his phone, and fled, according to the report.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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John from Sheepshead bay says:
That's the fort green I know when I went to Brooklyn tech from 91-95 non stop out of control crime . You needed to walk in packs of 10 or more . When Giuliani took over , change was almost immediate . Yes overall numbers took time to declin but packs of roaming thugs were curtailed . All th anti gentrification crowd who lived n nyc less than 20 years got lower than market rate housing due to older people like me taking time to forget the crime filled past . Deblasio soft on crime is not re arresting repeated offenders and making the feel they can get away with anything, any they can . This is the tip of the ice burg stop believing the propaganda
Nov. 22, 2015, 8:48 pm

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