Failed burglar leaves bloody handprints at Remsen Street apartment

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Bloody discovery

A Remsen Street resident is trying to uncover how the entrances to his apartment got covered in blood while he was away from Jan. 27 to 29.

The tenant told police he left his home near Clinton Street around 10:30 on Friday and his apartment was sparking clean. However, when he returned a couple days later, he saw blood on the backdoor fence and window screen. He inspected the house and discovered that nothing was missing.

Investigators later searched the residence and determined that someone had tried to break in, and left blood on several entry points and a handprint on the door and on the windows, according to a report.

Subway slicer

A rogue threatened to slice a woman with a razor while she was waiting for a train at York Street station on Feb. 3.

The lady was seated on the bench in the station near Jay Street at 12:10 am when the worm sitting a few seats away from her stood up and began speaking to her in vulgar language. He then said, “I have a razor and I’m gong to cut you,” and proceeded to walk towards her and make a slashing motion at her face, authorities said.

He didn’t manage to touch the woman, but followed her as she walked off to the mezzanine area to seek help, according to a report.

Subway scuffle

Police arrested a guy who they say stole a woman’s phone after she refused to donate to his basketball organization in the DeKalb Avenue station on Feb. 2.

The victim told police she was on the platform at the station near Flatbush Avenue Extension waiting for the Coney Island-bound B train when the suspect asked her to donate to his team. She declined, so the guy allegedly snatched her phone from her hand instead, cops said.

The woman fought the man off and the phone fell to the ground and broke, according to authorities.


A goon forcefully took a woman’s phone in the elevator of a Nassau Street apartment building on Jan. 27.

Both entered the lift in the building near Gold Street around 5:15 pm. When the lady tried to get off, the wretch tried to snag her phone, kicking off a struggle that resulted in the brute tearing her jacket.

He eventually ran out of the elevator with the phone and fled, authorities said.

Yuck it up

A weasel snagged a man’s wallet and phone out of his jacket pocket as he was exiting an A train at High Street station on Feb. 2.

The man told cops he was getting off the locomotive near Cadman Plaza West and felt a tug on his right jacket pocket. He checked his pocket as the doors were closing, realized his phone was missing, and saw the sneak laughing with his wallet in his hand, a report said.


Some scoundrel lifted two cash registers and electronics totally $3,290 from an Atlantic Avenue shop overnight on Feb 5.

The sneak entered the store by Nevins Street between midnight and 9:10 am through the cellar door by cutting the padlock, police said. The snake left with two cash registers, a laptop, iPad, and two Nikon cameras, a report said.

Bank robbery

A crook stole $4,000 from a Court Street bank in a mid-day robbery on Jan. 30.

The heister entered the money depository near Schermerhorn Street around 3:07 pm, slipped a note to the teller demanding money as he simulated a gun in his pocket, took the cash, and fled, a report said.

Heights bandit

Some burglar broke into a Hicks Street apartment and stole $6,240 worth of electronics and money overnight on Jan. 30.

The intruder forced open the front door of the building between Clark and Pierrepont streets between 10:30 pm and 6:20 am and lifted two Apple laptops, one Dell laptop, an iPhone, wallet, and set of keys, cops said.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Andrew Porter from Bklyn Hgts says:
Getting off "the locomotive at High Street"? Was it a steam engine, or diesel?

I don't believe the word you wanted was "locomotive."
Feb. 9, 2017, 7:03 pm

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