Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
Pet sitter pinch
A thief swiped two pricey baubles from a Carroll Street woman’s home on June 27 — and the victim’s pet sitter may be to blame.
The woman left her home near Clinton Street at 7 am to go on a business trip, but when she returned three days later, she learned that someone had taken an opal and diamond pendant and an opal and diamond ring — worth more than $2,000, combined — from her dresser drawer. Police found no signs of forced entry. The only person with a key was the pet sitter, the victim claimed.
Beaten in park
Three goons jumped a 15-year-old boy inside Carroll Park on July 4, leaving him with a smattering of injuries.
The victim was nearing the Smith and President street side of the park at 9:25 pm when the suspects, who were also 15, attacked, punching him and kicking him in the face.
The city’s pools have been open for just a week and thieves are already preying on the Red Hook swimming hole. Here’s what happened:
• A thief broke into a locker at the Red Hook Pool on July 1, taking a man’s cellphone and wallet.
The victim put the items in a locker at the Bay Street swimming spot near Henry Street at 4 pm. When he returned from his dip two hours later, his locker was opened and his property was missing.
• Someone forced open another Red Hook locker on June 29 — a day after the pool opened!
The 41-year-old victim put his iPhone, credit cards and $500 into a locker at 5:30 pm. An hour later, his locker was open and empty.
A thief swiped an 89-year-old woman’s purse as the senior shopped at the Trader Joe’s on Court Street on June 28.
The victim was perusing the produce aisle at 11:30 am, checking out the cherries, when the thief plucked the purse right out of her cart.
A thief forced his way into an Atlantic Avenue apartment on June 29, taking two laptop computers and an iPod.
The victim, who lives between Hicks and Henry streets, left for work at 8:55 am. When he returned at 6 pm he found his door unlocked. The screen to his window was found on the floor, police were told.
A woman attacked her boyfriend’s former girlfriend during a harrowing July 1 confrontation on Walcott Street.
The 24-year-old victim, who had a child with her ex, was nearing her home near Richards Street when the suspect grabbed her, sparking the attack. The woman’s ex-boyfriend watched the cat fight from the distance, police were told.
— Thomas Tracy