Thief steals $20,000 of electronics

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

The heist

A brazen bandit broke into a house on Washington Avenue on Oct. 19 — and left with more than $20,000 worth of electronics.

The 28-year-old victim told cops he left the place between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street at 8 am, returning at 6:20 pm to find the pricey gadgets gone, including his MacBook and fancy digital camera.

Double trouble

Two houses on Cumberland Street were robbed last week.

• A thief made away with more than $11,000 of items from a house on Oct. 16.

The 53-year-old victim told cops that the he left his house between Lafayette and Greene avenues at 8 am, returning at 3:15 pm to find the crook rummaging through his house. The crook made away with a Tiffany necklace, a diamond bracelet, an iPad, and a MacBook.

• Someone hit another house on Oct. 18.

The 47-year-old victim told cops she left her place between Lafayette and Greene avenues at 4:15 pm, returning at 5:30 pm to find her kitchen window screen cut and $4,000 worth of electronics gone.


A crook stole a kid’s cellphone on Willoughby Avenue on Oct. 16.

The 12-year-old victim told cops he was standing at Adelphi Street at 4:05 pm when the crook came up behind him and said, “Give me your phone,” before snatching the iPhone from his hands.

Robbed on Greene

A thief with a lazy eye and an African accent and his accomplice stole a cellphone on Greene Avenue on Oct. 17.

The 29-year-old victim told cops he was leaving the train station near Vanderbilt Avenue at 2 am when the accented man asked him for directions. Another crook came up behind him and took his iPhone.


Two jerks stole a teenager’s cellphone on DeKalb Avenue on Oct. 17.

The 15-year-old victim said he was at Fort Greene Place at 7:40 am when he was approached by the two, one of whom said, “If you don’t give me your phone my buddy will knock you out and thank you.”

The kid handed over his iPhone and the crooks fled.

Failed robbery

Police arrested a man who they say tried to rob the Emigrant Savings Bank on Myrtle Avenue on Oct. 17.

Bank reps told cops he passed tellers a note demanding money from the bank between Vanderbilt and Clinton Avenue at 2:10 pm, but ran away before the teller could get him his cash.

Unlucky 7-11

A man was arrested for trying to steal from a 7-11 on Flatbush Avenue on Oct. 17.

Representatives from the store between Fulton and DeKalb avenues told cops the man entered the store at 11:12 pm, and threw punches and pushed employees before officers apprehended him.

Can touch this

Two crooks stole some electronics from a kid on Adelphi Street on Oct. 16.

The 11-year-old victim told cops that two crooks approached him between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 3:25 pm, and one demanded that he, “Run your pockets.” He gave them his iPod.

Burger beat down

A thug repeatedly ordered food to a house on Waverly Avenue — then beat the driver up when he delivered it on Oct. 19.

The 20-year-old victim told cops that he was delivering an order to a home between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 10 pm, but a jerk beat him up and stole $6 when he arrived.


A crook robbed a house on Adelphi Street of gadgets and jewelry on Oct. 19.

The 29-year-old victim said she left her place at Lafayette Avenue at 9:30 am, returning at 7:30 pm to find $3,000 worth of items gone.

Car sneak

Someone fleeced a car on Adelphi Street sometime overnight on Oct. 14, taking the owner’s items left inside.

The 41-year-old victim told cops he left his car at Lafayette Avenue at 6 pm, returning at 9:30 am the next day to find his computer, iPad, and personal checks gone.

Stealing from the dead

A debased crook stole a purse from a dead woman on Cambridge Place on Oct. 5.

The 73-year-old husband of the victim told cops that members of the police, fire department, as well as friends and family were present in his house between Fulton Street and Gates Avenues at 2:30 am after his wife died. When everyone left at 4 am, someone took off with his wife’s purse, including $500 and her identifications, police reported.

— Eli Rosenberg