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90th Precinct


Choked up

A thief choked a man unconscious on Oct. 24 on Grand Street and stole his phone and wallet.

The victim told police that he was near Berry Street at 6:50 am when the perp grabbed him from behind, clenched his neck, and said, “Relax, relax.”

The victim lost conscious, and when he woke up he saw his stuff was gone.

Impatient banker

A thief threatened a teller and took a fistful of dollars from a Chase Bank on Havemeyer Street on Oct. 24.

The perp entered the bank near Broadway at 9:16 am, and told the teller, “I need to make a withdrawal.”

Of course, he wasn’t talking about his own money, as his note soon indicated. The teller handed over some singles, and he grabbed them and fled.

Choke it

A thief choked a man on Oct. 26 on S. Sixth Street and stole his phone and wallet.

The victim told police that he was near Berry Street at 3:40 am when the perp grabbed him from behind and held an arm around his neck.

“Give me your phone, wallet, and ring,” the perp said, threatening to kill him. Instead, he pushed the victim to the ground and took his stuff.

Watch out

There were at least three burglaries last week:

• A thief stole four watches from an apartment on S. Ninth Street near Bedford Avenue apartment between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm on Oct. 26.

• A perp stole two cameras and a sleeping bag from a S. Ninth Street apartment, near Kent Avenue, between noon and 10 pm on Oct. 29.

• A thief stole $150 and a camera from a Graham Avenue apartment, near Ainslie Street while the tenant was out between 9:45 am and 9 pm on Oct. 25.

Bull on parade

An energized thief stole 80 cases of Red Bull and 200 cases of cookies from a kosher foods vehicle parked on S. Fifth Street.

The driver parked the food truck near Driggs Avenue at 6 pm on Oct. 27, but when he returned three days later, he saw the driver’s-side window was broken and $5,900 in merchandise was missing.


A thief stole a laptop from a car on Havemeyer Street on Oct. 29 while its driver was at a McDonald’s.

The driver parked near Broadway at 5:15 pm and retuned half an hour later to find his passenger-side window broken and his computer missing.

Costly cameras

A thief stole $3,400 in film equipment from a car on Broadway on Oct. 28.

The driver parked in front of his apartment near Kent Avenue at 1 am, but when he returned at 9:30 am that morning, his camera, tripod and cases were missing.

Bike snatched

A thief gershed a $1,500 mountain bike locked up in a Devoe Street yard overnight on Oct. 26.

The owner locked up his bike in the rear of his apartment near Lorimer Street at 11:30 pm but when he returned to his bike at 7:30 the next morning, the bike was gone.

— Aaron Short

Updated 5:27 pm, July 9, 2018
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