A rape in Fort Greene

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Brutal rape

A black man with facial hair and several tattoos raped a woman on Flatbush Avenue Extension on June 10.

The victim, 30, said the attacker had a tattoo on his chest with three hearts, and the names “Kevin” and “Tevin” etched on his arm.

She told cops that he took her behind the building at the corner of DeKalb Avenue and sexually assaulted at 10:45 pm. He stole her cellphone and $14, too.


Police apprehended a burglar who looted a St. Felix Street apartment on June 8.

The villain, 41, broke into the residence between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place with a screwdriver at around 4:20 pm. He was later identified by a witness who saw him burglar a block away on Fort Greene Place.

The thief was caught red-handed with a laptop, projector, camcorder, label maker, tripod, Leatherman, binoculars, flashlight, and a shoulder bag; the very items that the 31-year-old woman said had been pilfered from her apartment.

Knuckle sandwich

Three men violated the sanctity of a N. Oxford Street stoop, mugging a man who was sitting there on June 13.

The victim, 26, said that he was on his front steps, between Flushing and Park avenues, at 7:45 pm when three hooligans approached.

One socked him in the kisser before the ruffians stole property that was not identified in the police report.

Latchkey kid

An Adelphi Street apartment was burglarized overnight on June 13.

One roommate, 50, said he left the unit at 12:30 pm and returned 12 hours later to the building between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues to find his front door unlocked and a canister of loose change, two iPods, headphones, a desktop computer and a laptop missing.

The victim suspects that the intruder found his roommate’s missing apartment key, which was lost the day before the crime.


In an unusual turn of events, a man thwarted two goons’ burglary attempt at PS 20 on Adelphi Street on June 10.

The witness, for unclear reasons, was on scaffolding outside the school at 8:40 pm when he heard a strange sound emanating from inside the building, which is between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues. He told police that he scampered to the third floor and peered through the window, where he saw two men breaking into the computer lab with a hammer.

He made some noise and the crooks fled, though they took the hammer, which belonged to the school.

The principal of the school is on administrative leave after allegedly beating up a teacher last month.

Trio trapped

Cops arrested three teens accused of mugging another lad near the corner of DeKalb Avenue and St. Felix Street on June 11.

The victim, 16, said the troublemaking triumvirate, aged 16 17, took his iPhone at 3 pm. Police officers recovered the cellphone.

Posted 12:02 am, June 17, 2009
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Reasonable discourse

former resident from fort greene says:
a woman was raped in Fort Greene
no police could be found at the scene
the neighbors were heated
said more cops were needed
cops reply "if you don't like it then leave"
June 17, 2009, 1:39 pm

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