A Waverly Avenue Pizzeria was robbed at gunpoint on Jan. 30 by a perp who wanted more than just extra cheese
The thug, a 6-foot man wearing a red jogging jacket and a black ’do-rag, entered the restaurant, which is near Greene Avenue, around 5 pm. Instead of ordering, he pulled out a black handgun and said, “Open the register and take out the money.”
The terrified employee complied, and the hood grabbed $150 and ran off down the street.
At least three cars were stolen and another two were broken into in the Fort Greene area during another bad week for vehicle owners.
In the most brazen incident, a man’s car was stolen at a car wash while he was paying his bill at 7 pm on Jan. 31. The victim had just gotten his 2001 Lincoln Towncar a thorough cleaning around 7 pm at a car wash on Flatbush Avenue Extension near Willoughby Street, and was settling up at the register when a man wearing a green jacket ran into the vehicle and drove it away. Security cameras were present, but they did not get a clear view of the perp.
Another sedan — a 1995 BMW — was stolen earlier that day just a few blocks away on Navy Street near Tillary Street around midnight.
The third vehiclw — a 1990 Jeep Cherokee — was parked at the corner of Cambridge Place and Gates Avenue around 6 pm on Jan. 30. When the owner returned round 8 am on Feb. 2, it was no longer there.
Earlier, cars were broken into but not stolen. On Jan. 27, a crook took $2,400 worth of photography equipment from a 2000 Honda Civic parked at the corner of Willoughby and Washington avenues. Also, a rear window was broken and a DVD player and stereo was ripped out of Pathfinder that was parked on Downing Street near Gates Avenue on Jan. 28 around 8 am. The loss was valued at $1,800.
An innocent bystander was assaulted by an angry woman who was apparently looking for vengeance on Feb. 1.
The victim, a 48-year-old woman, was waiting in the Lafayette Avenue train station at 6:30 pm when a black-clad short woman approached and, without warning, punched her in the face,
“You took my s—!” the attacker yelled, grabbing the woman’s backpack before running away.
The stunned victim didn’t receive serious injuries, but she did lose an iPod, credit cards, and keys she needed for work.
An purse-snatcher grabbed a woman’s handbag as she was heading home early on Feb. 2.
The 31-year-old victim was walking along Carlton Avenue, near Lafayette Avenue, at around 1 am, when a man wearing a dark blue jacket asked for her help. The woman, rightly suspicious, said she couldn’t help him and kept walking. The criminal decided to eschew tricking her, and simply ran behind her and grabbed her bag from her arm as he went past.
There were credit cards, a monthly Metrocard, and ID cards inside the purse, but the most valuable thing was the bag itself — it was a Gryson bag, worth $715, cops said.