Bandits smash into nightclub to steal $15,000

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Hitting the club

Bandits broke into a Clinton Avenue nightclub and stole more than $15,000 from a cash dispenser on May 26.

Someone broke through the wall of the club between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street around 2 am and damaged two automated teller machines, according to cops.

Cash was only taken from one machine, but the thieves got away with $15,700, according to the report.

Lean and glean

A nogoodnik snatched a woman’s wallet while she rode a bus on May 26.

The woman told police that she was riding the B38 around 3:09 pm when she felt someone leaning on her bag. When she arrived at her destination near Vanderbilt and Myrtle Avenues, she realized her wallet was missing, according to cops.

The thief got away with several of her credit cards and a learner’s permit, according to the report.

Not so fast

Cops arrested a man who they say tried to steal a woman’s smartphone on DeKalb Avenue on May 22.

The woman told police that she had just left a gym near S. Oxford Street around 2:46 am when a man grabbed her from behind, snatched her phone, and ran off with it. She began to run after the man to retrieve her phone, when she noticed police officers, and asked for assistance, according to the police report. After a neighborhood search, the woman identified the man to officers, who arrested him at a park, authorities said.

Group assault

A gang of teens attacked a teenage girl riding the G train on May 28.

The 15-year-old girl told police that she boarded the Queens-bound car at Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, and a group entered the train at Clinton and Washington avenues around 2:30 am. At that point, one of them began accusing her of being with her boyfriend, the girl told cops.

Police said one of the punks repeatedly punched the young victim in the head and arms, and ran off with her smartphone at the next stop, according to cops.

Train attack

A blade-wielding villain attacked a man on a B train near Flatbush Avenue on May 26.

The man told cops the Coney Island-bound train was near Hanson Place around 9 pm when a man started screaming at other riders. When the victim attempted to calm down the irate man, he lunged at him with a sharp object and fled, according to cops.

Police said the victim suffered a cut between his middle and ring finger, according to the report.

Sneaker snatch

A couple of cretins attacked a man for a pair of kicks in a DeKalb Avenue park on May 21.

The man told police that he was walking in the green space near Washington Park around 11 pm when two men approached him and said he had “nice shoes.” At that point, one of the brutes punched the victim in the head repeatedly, while the other held onto his legs and removed his sneakers.

After the robbery, the victim noticed that his right leg was bleeding and walked to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for two puncture wounds on his calf, according to the report.

— Alexandra Simon

Updated 5:58 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

samir kabir from downtown says:
I guess the only crime that is "relentless" is in Fort Greene, and not any other Brooklyn neighborhood. Racist and classist much?
June 1, 2017, 5:12 am
samir kabir from downtown says:
....and Clinton Hill.
June 1, 2017, 5:14 am

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