Broken in

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Home no fortress

Burglars raided a President Street apartment on Jan. 26 and stole a bevy of electronics.

The 34-year-old resident told police that she was not at the home, which is between Smith and Hoyt streets, from 1 am to 10:40 pm. When she returned, she discovered that her front door was unlocked, and two laptops, a radio, a camera and computer accessories were gone.

‘Safe’ joke!

A burglar broke into a Union Street apartment and stole $7,700 from a poorly working safe.

The 31-year-old resident of the building between Henry and Clinton streets said he left his abode at 3 pm on Jan. 29 and came home 3:50 pm on Feb. 2. He detected no forced entry into the apartment, but the vault-buster had cracked open the hiding place of all that cold hard cash.

Big pane

Two nearby apartments were burglarized with similar circumstances on Huntington and Smith streets on Jan. 30.

In the first case, a thief jimmied open an apartment window on the fire escape of a Smith Street dwelling and stole some swell gadgets.

The victim, 24, told police she was not home from 8 pm to 3 am the next day. To her horror, she found that the window pane had been knocked onto the floor and that her entire living quarters had been ransacked. She told police the villain took her Mac laptop and iPod from the building between Huntington and West Ninth streets.

The other remarkably similar incident occurred with an intruder climbing through a fire escape window into an apartment on Huntington Street that same night.

A woman had left at 6 pm and returned at midnight to a comparable scene of disorder and an open window by the emergency exit. A 14-karat necklace and gold-link bracelet were taken.

Hack attack

A late-night fare turned dangerous for a livery cab driver in Red Hook on Jan. 31.

The driver picked up a man and woman in Sunset Park who asked to be dropped off on Lorraine Street at 3:50 am. As they neared the destination, the male passenger whipped out a knife and pressed the blade to the cabbie’s neck, demanding his money.

The driver said he lost $1,700, and the couple burst out of the car at the corner of Henry and Bay streets.

— Mike McLaughlin

Updated 5:11 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Nancy from Carroll Garden says:
I was walking down Union between Smith and Court on Monday night and saw a lower level apt. taped off with police tape and about 8 cops standing outside. Can't find any info on it. Do you know if it was another break in?
April 8, 2009, 5:01 pm

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: