Vicious beating in Fort Greene Park

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Park attack

A woman cutting through Fort Greene Park early on Aug. 30 was beat up and robbed by two men.

The 24-year-old woman later told police she felt that she was being followed, a sensation that unfortunately proved to be prescient.

Near the basketball courts at 6:25 am, a thug grabbed her from behind and demanded her purse. She initially resisted him, but he punched her right eye, according to the police report. Then, he dragged her along the ground, injuring her leg. His accomplice threatened to beat her with a wooden cane.

The hooligans stole her iPod, cellphone, $30 and several bank and credit cards.

You again?!

A would-be bank robber’s plans fell apart on Aug. 26 when a teller in the Fulton Street bank recognized the scoundrel from a previous heist at the same branch.

The man passed a note to the worker that demanded $5,000, but fled to a waiting gray livery cab without any money when his cover was blown in the Capital One location near the corner of Clinton Avenue at 1:50 pm.

It’s at least the second attempt at the new branch in a month.

Chain of terror

A mugger snatched a gold chain from the neck of an elderly woman on Hall Street on Aug. 24.

The villain sneaked behind the 73-year-old victim at 6:30 pm between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues and ripped the jewelry away from her in one fell swoop.

Hot pepper

Police arrested a woman who scorched another woman with pepper spray on Tillary Street during an argument on Aug. 24.

The suspect, 26, caused “pain and discomfort,” according to the police report, after she sprayed the 31-year-old victim at 8:50 pm between Prince and Navy streets. Officers searching for the attacker found her nearby with the pepper spray on the ground five feet away from her.

An opening

In at least three separate crimes last week, crooks stole laptops that were left near accessible windows.

• On Aug. 24, a burglar cut away the screen in a Greene Avenue apartment and took the computer left in plain view. The victim, 31, said he was not in the home, which is near Adelphi Street, from 6:15 pm to 9:05 pm.

• On Aug. 25, a man who left his room on Adelphi Street from 9:30 pm to 10:15 pm returned to find that a thief had opened the window and taken his Macbook laptop from the apartment between Park and Myrtle avenues.

• On Aug. 27, a man woke up in the middle of the night to find a burglar in his Myrtle Avenue apartment taking his laptop. The man, 32, was roused at 3:50 am by the intruder who entered the residence between Vanderbilt and Clinton avenues via a window adjacent to the fire escape. The thief threatened to kill the groggy victim if he moved.

Posted 12:00 am, September 2, 2009
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