The real hamburglars


Three bandits dressed in black robbed a fast-food restaurant on Hamilton Avenue on Sept. 23.

The trio burst into the chain between Court and Smith streets at 12:45 through a door left open while one employee took the hamburger joint’s trash outside.

They made their way to the vault where a 43-year-old woman was counting the day’s receipts. They knocked her to the ground and stole $3,000.

Boxing day

Crooks allegedly stole $80,000 worth of merchandise from a storage facility on Lorraine Street overnight on Sept. 15.

The hooligans broke open two rented pens in the warehouse between Clinton and Court streets after 9 pm and before 4 am the next morning, according to the police report.

During that time, the thieves allegedly hauled away 100 boxes of stock for a local business. The owner, a 43-year-old woman, did not privide an inventory of the missing wares.


Burglars stole jewels, cash and gift certificates from a Second Street apartment on Sept. 17.

The 41-year-old resident told police she left her flat at 10 am and found it in a state of disarray at 8 pm when she returned from work.

She suspected that the intruder clambered through the kitchen window to nick $300, $200 in gift certificates and assorted pieces of jewelry.


Not only did burglars loot a Smith Street apartment between Sept. 19 and 21, but they even stole the resident’s wine, making it tougher for her to ease the pain from the break in.

The 30-year-old resident left her home at 1 pm on Sept. 19 and came back two days later to find her front door kicked in and her camera, laptop, iPod, Blackberry, checks, medicine and the liquid relief missing.

Messed up

Hoodlums broke into an Atlantic Avenue apartment on Sept. 17, but didn’t appear to do anything more than make a mess of the bedroom.

The 34-year-old resident informed police someone had scattered the contents of her jewelry box across her bed while she was not home from 7 pm to just before midnight, but it did not seem to her that anything was taken.

The building between Hicks and Henry streets has a malfunctioning lock, according to the victim.

— Mike McLaughlin