Burglar wakes sleeping tenant while robbing apartment

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Night prowl

A creeper broke into a Bergen Street building by gaining access to the lock box outside the front door on June 3 — and woke the sleeping tenant.

The man told cops he woke up in his apartment near Nevins Street at 2:45 am to find the prowler standing inside and holding a wallet. He managed to scare the purloiner out of his residence, but not before the sneak had already taken a flat-screen television, jacket, and wallet, according to police.

Noggin knock

Two bandits bashed a guy on the head and stole his wallet and phone on Third Avenue on May 28.

The victim told police he was at St. Marks Place at 11:30 pm when the bruisers struck him on the top of the head with an unknown object — cutting his scalp — took his belongings, and fled, according to police.


A burglar stole $9,647 in electronics and cash from a Jay Street building over Memorial Day weekend.

The owner told police he left the establishment between Water and Front streets on May 26 at 7 pm, and four employees were still in the office. Upon his return on May 30, he discovered that a MacBook Air, two MacBook Pros, and $3,646 were missing.

Employees have access to the building at all hours, and there were no signs of forced entry, according to a report.

Necklace grab

A pair of punks wearing a snorkel snatched a woman’s necklace off her neck as she was riding a Coney Island-bound N train on May 29.

The woman was in the second-to-last car of the train when it pulled into Atlantic Avenue Terminal and the two filchers headed for the doors. Once they opened, one of the baddies grabbed her yellow metal necklace and fled, police said.

Shots fired

Police are searching for a worm who shot a guy as he was walking down York Street on May 1.

The victim told police he was meandering near Gold Street at 4:30 pm when he heard two shots and ran into the lobby of a nearby building. It was then that he felt pain and realized he had been hit, he told cops. He was taken to Methodist Hospital, authorities said.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 5:58 pm, July 9, 2018
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