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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Robbed on the job

Cops cuffed a guy who they say stole a delivery man’s electric bike while he was making a delivery on DeKalb Avenue on Aug. 17.

The victim told cops he left his electric bike outside while delivering food near St. Felix Street around 12:20 pm. When he finished, his ride had been swiped, police said.

Luckily, the victim had his bike registered with the police. Officers spotted the 23-year-old suspect riding a bike that matched the description on Clinton Street near Fort Greene Place around 1:45 pm, police said. They stopped the suspect and called the victim, who came to the scene and proved the bike was his by unlocking it, according to authorities.

The suspect, who already had an active warrant for arrest, was charged with criminal trespassing, possession of dangerous weapons and other offenses related to theft, the report says.

Greedy neighbor

Some jerk robbed his disabled neighbor who asked for his help in his Clinton Street apartment on Aug. 13, police say.

The victim told cops he had called his neighbor for help with something in his apartment near Willoughby Avenue around 11 pm, and told him he was willing to pay for his time. When the victim took out his wallet, the neighbor asked him for more money, and a struggle occured, before the lout forcibly grabbed all the cash out of the victim’s wallet and fled, according to the report.

Gassed up

Cops cuffed a guy who they say attempted to jack a 70-year-old woman’s car while she was getting gas on Atlantic Avenue on Aug. 18.

The victim told cops she was getting out of her car at the filling station near Grand Avenue around 7:40 pm, when the suspect pushed her out of the way and forcibly entered her car through the driver’s-side door and tried to make off with the ride, but couldn’t get the car started. When cops arrived to arrest him he was still sitting in the driver’s seat, the report says.

— Ben Verde

Posted 12:00 am, August 22, 2018
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