Home invasion!

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Home invasion!

A brutal thug armed forced a Judge Street man to hide in his bathroom while he ransacked the 24-year-old’s apartment in a shocking June 5 home invasion.

The horrifying encounter began at around 10:10 am when the resident awoke to hear someone banging on the front door of his home, which is between Powers and Devoe streets.

When the victim opened the door, a tall crook in a red, black and white motorcycle jacket pulled out a screwdriver and demanded to be let into the residence.

Once inside, the crook grabbed a kitchen knife and walked the victim to his bathroom, where he was ordered to stay while the crook heisted two MacBook computers and a cellphone from his residence.

Fighting back

At least two fearless North Brooklyn women fought off muggers this week:

• A would-be robber tried to grab a woman’s handbag in a violent June 1 assault, but the victim kicked the assailant until he fled.

The crook got his hands on the victim’s purse and pushed her to the ground near the corner of Montrose and Bushwick avenues at around 10 pm, but the victim wouldn’t let go of her bag.

While she was on the ground, the victim booted the thug twice and the crook ran away empty-handed.

• Just 50 minutes later, a 29-year-old woman scared off another mugger, who approached the victim at the corner of Meserole and Humboldt streets and attempted to grab her purse. Instead of giving up her handbag, the victim punched her would-be mugger until he released the purse and fled.

Cafe snafu

Cops nabbed two perps suspected of holding up a 30-year-old Williamsburger for his iPhone as he walked to a cafe on June 3.

The two suspects — as well as one mugger who is still on the lam — confronted the victim at the corner of Devoe and Leonard streets at around 6:22 pm and asked him the time.

When the 30-year-old victim pulled out his iPhone, one of the crooks snatched the fancy cell from his fingers.

The victim grabbed the thief, but the perp passed the phone to his accomplices, who dashed away.

The victim chased, but both perps turned around and punched him in the face.

A subsequent police search led to their arrest.

Ear-y crime

Police nabbed a teen suspected of mugging a 16-year-old for her earrings on June 1.

The crook struck the victim repeatedly on the head on Moore Street between Humboldt and Bushwick Avenue at around 7:15 pm before grabbing the yellow metal “T” rings from her ears.

Cops locked up a 15-year-old suspected of the robbery later that day.

Hooper hold-up

Cops locked up three crooks suspected of robbery a 23-year-old woman on Hooper Street on June 3.

The robbers confronted the victim near the corner of South First Street at around 1:30 am and demanded the victim to fork over her pocketbook.

The victim obliged and the thieves escaped with the victim’s credit cards, driver’s license, cellphone, and $100 — but police quickly cuffed a 23-year-old, an 18-year-old, and a 15-year-old suspected in the robbery.

Grand heist

Burglars snatched two laptop computers from a Grand Street apartment on May 31 — while the resident was in bed.

The thieves likely climbed through a rear window to get into the residence, which is between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street, at around 11:15 pm.

Once inside, the crook grabbed two silver MacBook Pro laptops and a black leather handbag.


Police locked up a 14-year-old pickpocket suspected snatching a teen’s Sidekick cellphone as she boarded the G train on June 1.

The perp purloined the fancy cellular from the 15-year-old victim’s back pocket as she got onto the train at around 2:30 pm in the Metropolitan Avenue–Lorimer Street station near the corner of Keap Street and Union Avenue.

After grabbing the phone, the crook fled onto the platform, where he was cuffed by an officer.

Posted 12:50 am, June 10, 2009
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Reasonable discourse

invaded from williamsburg says:
There are several inaccuracies with your home invasion story. The first being the fact that the robber used the screwdriver to break the lock and then put his shoulder through the door. This guy was not let in. Secondly, I was not hiding in the bathroom. I was forced into the bathroom at knife point. Thirdly, you did not report the invader's hatred of fig puree which he angrily commented on while rummaging through our refrigerator. Otherwise your story is accurate.
June 13, 2009, 7:11 pm

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