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A man was shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting on Grand Avenue on May 14.

A witness told police that he was talking with the 38-year-old victim between Gates and Putnam avenues at around midnight when several shots were fired from the passenger side of a tan sedan.

One of the bullets hit the victim, who told police he didn’t see anything.

Tooling around

Two men pillaged a Cambridge Place construction site, looting enough tools to start their own carpentry company.

The culprits peeled back plywood to get into the future residence, between Greene and Gates avenues, sometime between 5 pm on May 12 and 7:30 am the following day, carrying off dozens of drills, saws and other tools.

Three-way arrest

Police intercepted three teens whom they saw trying to rob another young man on the corner of Washington and DeKalb avenues on May 12.

In addition to the three 14-year-olds, two others escaped the long arm of the law after trying to steal a portable video game system from the 15-year-old victim at 4:30 pm.

Concrete jungle

Ruffians brazenly mugged a man on Grand Avenue in the middle of the afternoon on May 13.

Three men attacked the victim from behind at around 3:30 pm, knocking him down near the corner of Lefferts Place.

While they fled with his wallet, the 27-year-old victim was taken to Long Island College Hospital for lacerations above his eye.

Hats off

Two thugs roughed up a woman on Washington Avenue on May 12, but botched their attempted purse snatching.

The muggers surrounded the 27-year-old lady and threw her to the ground near the corner of Myrtle Avenue at around 10:15 pm, causing injuries to her back, wrist and neck.

Though beaten, the resilient woman kept control of her pocketbook, but lost her green hat to the fleeing muggers.

Gimme that

Teenage muggers unsheathed a knife to steal another teen’s iPod on Clinton Avenue on May 14.

The covetous perps cornered the 14-year-old between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 3:30 pm, and one asked, “Is that an iPod?” It sure was, so one of the suspects brandished a sharp blade, frightening the victim into giving up the device — along with $8.

Phone grab

A mugger wrested an iPhone away from its owner on DeKalb Avenue on May 14.

Using the element of surprise, the thief struck from behind, yanking away the popular gadget at 5 pm, close to the corner of Fort Greene Place.


Thieves broke into a car parked in a gated lot on Willoughby Street on May 14, stealing the owner’s handgun, wallet, laptop and iPod.

The victim told police that he left his vehicle in the presumably secure garage at the corner of Fleet Street at 3:30. He returned a half-hour later to find his window smashed and his possessions — including a .38 caliber revolver he kept under the front seat — gone.

Fathers and sons

A 15-year-old teenager watched helplessly as several attackers beat up his father during a mugging in their apartment building on Fort Greene Place on May 15.

The 44-year-old paterfamilias and his son told police that several individuals surround the elder member of the family in a stairwell inside the building between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 1:20 pm.

The gang pounded and kicked the man, breaking his glasses, and ultimately taking his cellphone.

Updated 4:01 pm, November 10, 2010
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