Thief robs home while couple sleeps

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Lafa-theft Ave.

A robber struck a house on Lafayette Avenue on July 3 — while the couple was still asleep.

The 45-year-old victim told cops he fell asleep at his place between Adelphi Street and Carlton Avenue at 1:20 am, and woke up at 7 am to find his wallet and backpack gone.

Bike thief

A man left his bike unlocked on St. Felix Street on July 5 — and someone peddled away with it.

The 65-year-old victim said he left his bike outside the building between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place at 12:05 pm while he ran inside to get his paycheck, but when he came back the bike was gone.

Chuck E. Sleazy

A crook stole a purse from the Chuck E. Cheese’s on Flatbush Avenue on July 2.

The 27-year-old victim told cops she was at the kids’ fun zone in the Atlantic Terminal Mall on Flatbush Avenue at 10:30 pm when she left her purse and went to the bathroom. When she returned, the pocketbook was gone.

Climbing down

Two men were arrested for climbing on a Clermont Avenue building early in the morning on July 7, cops said.

An eyewitness told police that he saw the two men opening a window in the building between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 4:45 am.


A crook ransacked an apartment on Washington Avenue between July 4 and 5.

The 33-year-old victim told cops she left her place between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street at 9 am on July 4, returning at 6:45 pm on July 5 to find the place a mess and her laptop, DVD player, and earrings gone.

Free shopping

A crook used a fraudulent credit card to steal clothes from the Atlantic Terminal Mall on July 3.

Cops said the 33-year-old racked up $2,913 in purchases at the Target in the mall on Flatbush Avenue at 1:37 pm before he was apprehended at another store later that day.

Cash grab

A thief struck a house on Lafayette Avenue on July 3 — taking off with the tenant’s wallet and cash.

The 31-year-old victim told cops he went to bed at his place between Cumberland Street and Carlton Avenue at 12:30 am, waking at 9 am to find his wallet missing.

Ganged up

A pack of men surrounded a teenager playing basketball on DeKalb Avenue on July 7 and robbed him.

The 16-year-old victim said he was playing hoops with his cousin at the park at Adelphi Street when 12 men surrounded him and took his phone and sunglasses.


A crook stole a woman’s cellphone on DeKalb Avenue on July 7.

The 35-year-old victim told cops she near Grand Avenue at 11 am when the crook snatched the phone out of her hand and ran.


A crook snatched a woman’s purse from the Atlantic Terminal Mall on July 3.

The 24-year-old victim told cops she was in the Target on Flatbush Avenue at 5:40 pm when she took her eyes off her shopping cart — which was holding her purse. When she returned, her pocketbook was gone.

— Eli Rosenberg