Chase caper

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Chase caper

A note-passing bandit scored a payday during a recent visit to a local bank.

Cops from the 84th Precinct were told that a black male in his 20s entered the Chase Bank at 9 DeKalb Avenue at 3:45 p.m. October 26 and passed a teller a threatening note.

The teller was reportedly so in fear of her and her customers’ safety that she did what she was told without alerting authorities or secreting a dye pack in with the loot.

Cops were still looking for the thief as this paper went to press.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the NYPD CrimeStoppers unit at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Stabbed in the back

A 40-year-old man was rushed to the hospital last week following an attack on York Street.

The victim said that he was in the hallway of a building near Gold Street at 9:20 p.m. on October 25 when a stranger attacked him with an unidentified object, stabbing him three times in the back.

He was later listed in stable condition at Brooklyn Hospital, police said.

Reclining racer

When you see this, you always know that there’s trouble: a bicycle lying on a bed.

A 27-year-old Joralemon Street man found this curious when he walked into his home at 5:45 p.m. on October 30, but he suddenly found out why -- someone had broken in.

The victim told police that he had left his home at 9:35 a.m. that morning. When he returned, he discovered that someone had removed the air conditioner from the window. His bike was also found reclining on his bed.

Cops were told that a MacBook, an iPhone, a PlayStation console and 20 games had been removed from the apartment.

Five on one

Cops are investigating a report that a known member of the Crips street gang was surrounded and robbed by five thugs.

Investigators were told that the victim, who sported a tattoo worn by Crips members, was nearing the corner of Fulton and Hoyt streets at 3 p.m. on October 23 when the suspects approached him.

One of the suspects punched the victim in the face while the others rifled through his pockets.

The thieves reportedly ran off with his PlayStation Portable game, officials said.

Fed Ex follies

An enterprising thief seized the day and swiped four Dell computers being delivered by Fed Ex.

An employee for the popular delivery service said that he was making a drop off on Jay Street near Water Street in DUMBO at 1:30 p.m. on October 29 when someone pinched the computers from the back of his truck.

Beaten and robbed

A 16-year-old girl was attacked and robbed of her property as she waited for the 3 train at the Borough Hall Station last week.

The victim told police that she was on the southbound platform at 5 p.m. October 26 when three unidentified teens jumped her, punching her in the head and stomach.

The thieves ran off with her student ID, MetroCard, and $8, officials said.

Nu Hotel, old crime

Workers at the Nu Hotel, 85 Smith Street, contacted police last week claiming that a former employee had stolen from their till.

The workers said that $6500 in receipts were siphoned from hotel coffers between mid August and early October, although the theft wasn’t discovered until October 9.

Before being fired, the employee, who remained at large, reportedly admitted to management that he had taken some money, but only copped to lifting $1000.

Police were looking to question the would-be thief as this paper went to press.

Gunfire over Nassau

A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg as gunshots echoed across Nassau Street recently, police said.

The victim told investigators that he was sitting on a bench between Gold and Navy streets at 7:25 p.m. October 22 when the sound of two gunshots made him scatter.

He was running off down the street when he tripped and fell, he said.

As they tendered care, responding paramedics discovered that the victim had been shot in the left thigh, according to officials.

Zoe grab

Nearly $4,000 in pricey women’s clothing and accessories were swiped from the DUMBO boutique Zoe.

Workers at the store, located at 88 Washington Street, said that a studded handbag, a black puff coat and a green puff coat were removed from the racks on the afternoon of October 18 – a $3,895 steal, they said.

Each jacket cost between $900 and $1200, cops were told.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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