Cop arrested two men, ages 43 and 44, for allegedly passing a joint outside of a Third Avenue public housing complex on Aug. 25.
The arresting officer reportedly spotted the suspects outside the residential complex between Baltic and Wyckoff streets. at 10:20 pm, smoking weed in plain sight.
The cop immediately cuffed and searched the two men, one of whom had a Ziplock bag full of reefer, according to police.
A 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly macing the employee of a Fifth Avenue supermarket he tried to lift powdered milk from on Aug. 21.
The victim, 63, told police that he approached the suspect inside the grocery store between Union and President streets at 4:30 pm, suspecting the man had stashed some ill-gotten goods inside his backpack.
Sure enough, the man was found with a box of powdered milk inside his sack, which the employee managed to recover, before the shoplifter suddenly turned on him and maced him in the face, cops said. The suspect immediately fled the store, and slipped into a neighboring retailer, where he was arrested soon after on assault charges, cops said.
Cop arrested a suspected robber and his allegedly accomplice wanted in connection to a knifepoint stickup inside a Fifth Avenue bank on Aug. 27.
A 52-year-old man told police he was inside the bank between Lincoln and St. Johns places at 9:06 am, when the suspect burst in waving a knife and demanding cash.
The crook fled the bank with a whopping $2 he nabbed off his first victim, before approaching a 23-year-old woman using a nearby teller machine, brandishing the knife, and demanding money, according to cops. The alleged robber struggled with the victim, but soon fled into a waiting vehicle that sped off up Fifth Avenue. A witness flagged down patrolmen, who managed to collar the suspected robber and his alleged accomplice that same day.
A worker at a Flatbush Avenue chain store was arrested for allegedly pilfering $597 from registers between Aug. 1–20.
The suspect worked at the big-box retailer near Atlantic Avenue until Aug. 26, when cops picked her up on petite larceny charges.
A thief rode off with a man’s pricey he had locked up on Fifth Avenue on Aug. 21.
The victim told police he left his bike between Second and Third streets at 6:30 pm, and returned the following morning to find his expensive Yusla Cargo bike stolen.
— Colin Mixson
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