A burglar smashed through a wall at a DUMBO-based film production studio, making off with $4,000 worth of laptops and video cameras over the weekend of Sept. 20. Employees arrived at work at 9 am on Sept. 22 and found that a wall in their office, which is on Jay Street between Water and Front streets, had the human-size hole in it.
Employees told cops that they suspected several “transitional tenants” in the building, who are a “cause for concern,” but did not elaborate.
The neighborhood, which is filled with old warehouse buildings that have been turned into Sheetrock-divided office suites, has seen a rash in such hole-in-the-wall crimes since last year.
A perp stole an upstate New York man’s car on Sept. 21, which he had parked on Hoyt Street around 11:30 pm.
The man joined a friend for dinner around the corner, but when he returned to his car, which was between Schermerhorn and Livingston streets, his sedan was gone. The perp also stole the victim’s laptop, camera, and several articles of clothing.
Two punks mugged a teenager at Clark and Henry streets on Sept. 28, after they followed him from Manhattan on the 2-train.
The punks first started talking to their victim, who is from Pennsylvania, as he waited for the train around 5:30 am at the Fulton Street station. When the train came, the boys went in different cars, but when the victim got off two stops later, the punks caught up with him and followed him.
That’s when one perp threatened to punch him while the other demanded cash.
A gun-toting robber stole $200 from a Bergen Street Laundromat on Sept. 26.
The man walked in to the storefront, which is at Nevins Street, at just before 10 pm and demanded the cash. The cashier, fearing for his life, handed over the filthy money without a fight, and the perp raced away westbound on Bergen Street.
Cops arrested two dueling teenagers on Sept. 24 after one cop, who tried to break up a fight, had to get three stitches after the punks shoved him into a glass window.
The incident happened around 3:20 pm at the corner of Jay and Willoughby streets, and witnesses called the cops to break up the scuffle. But when one cop tried to get between the 13- and 14-year-old boys, he instead got thrown through the window and was rushed to the hospital.
— Sarah Portlock