Sections

Soaked two ways

for The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

Sneaky clean

A stealthy burglar cleaned out a Ft. Greene Place apartment while its tenant was soaking in the tub on Dec. 29.

The victim told cops that she was taking a bath at 2:30 pm in her apartment, which is near DeKalb Avenue. When she emerged, she discovered that a Playstation game system, a computer and $3,000 were missing. Mysteriously, there were no signs of forced entry and the neighbors didn’t hear a thing.

Fleeced coat

A thief played “finders-keepers” with a wallet that had been left in the fitting room of a popular coat retailer on Atlantic Avenue.

The victim, a City Tech student, walked out of Burlington Coat Factory on Dec. 29, and realized that she’d left her billfold behind.

She returned to claim it at 8:15 pm, but the dressing room attendant told her that she’d given the wallet to a different woman, who’d described it and claimed it as her own.

The wallet contained $100 and credit cards.

A very similar crime occurred at the same store three days earlier.

Bargain hunters

Discount shoppers, hold onto your wallets! Thieves are running loose at Marshall’s in the notorious Atlantic Center Mall.

One victim, a young woman, was shopping at 2 pm on Dec. 31 when a thief grabbed her handbag off her cart. She lost the Coach handbag — which itself was worth $500 — plus the iPod and phone inside.

Another woman had her pocket picket on Jan. 3. She told cops that she was in line to pay at 4:20 pm, and discovered that her wallet was missing. By the time she cancelled her credit cards, she was told that the thief had bought himself three meals at McDonald’s and a Metrocard.

Car trouble

A livery cab driver beat up a passenger who appeared to be stiffing him on New Year’s Day.

It all started when the cabbie prepared to drop off the victim at his Adelphi Street apartment at around 8 pm.

“I’ll be right back with your money,” said the passenger, heading upstairs.

But the driver didn’t believe him, and hopped out of the car and smashed the passenger in the head, cops said.

Masquerade job

A thief burglarized a Classon Avenue apartment while its resident slept on Jan. 2.

The victim awoke at 4 am to find a marauder at the foot of her bed.

“Don’t move and I won’t hurt you,” said the man in a ski mask, who had entered the apartment, which is near Gates Avenue. He took $100 from her top dresser drawer, then retreated into the night.

Updated 5:16 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Roccocio from Bushberg says:
Don’t move and I won’t hurt you - said the passenger, heading upstairs while its resident slept on.
The resident was taking a bath at 2:30 pm in her apartment, which is near DeKalb Avenue. When she emerged, she discovered that a Playstation game system, a computer and $3,000 were missing. Mysteriously, there were no signs of forced entry and the neighbors didn’t hear a thing.
By the time she cancelled her credit cards, she was told that the thief had bought himself three meals at McDonald’s and a Metrocard.
Jan. 5, 2010, 4:34 am
jgids from jghs@126.com says:
ed hardy
Jan. 7, 2010, 8:58 pm
The Listen man from The Hood ! says:
Lol, How in the hell can a person be taking a bath and not hear someone in there place scrounging around moving stuff ?How does that work ? She was playing with herself in the tub I'm guessing .
Jan. 20, 2010, 1:18 pm
Peter from Fort Greene says:
3/3/10 8am Fort Greene. I woke up yesterday morning to find a large group of firemen cleaning, what appeared to be, an incredibly large amount of blood off the street at S. Elliot and Lafayette Ave. The blood covered the street from sidewalk to sidewalk with large pools in the middle. I cannot find any info about what happened. There were no cops, or bodies, and the firemen would not comment. The Gothamist reported it as a hazmat event, but with no explanation of what happened. I am hoping Brooklyn Paper will be able to find/post information about the incident.
Thank you,

Peter
March 4, 2010, 8:29 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: