Woman beaten up by man on a scooter

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Scoot and run

A jerk beat up a woman on Carroll Street on Nov. 14.

The 29-year-old victim told cops that she was near Fiske Place when a man on a scooter rode up and shouted, “Give it up!” He then grabbed her $200 iPhone, pushed her down — and rode away, leaving the poor lady with cuts and scrapes.

Bed burglar

A jerk stole thousands of dollars from an apartment of Fifth Avenue on Nov. 19.

The 54-year-old victim told cops that he left his home near 14th Street at 6:30 pm, then came back the next day at 8 am. That was enough time for the crook to snatch $20, 000 from under his bed.

No windows or doors were broken.

Got school’d

A crook snatched some school supplies from a student on Fourth Avenue on Nov. 19.

The 26-year-old victim told cops that he was near 11th Street at 6:15 am when a man ran up and ripped a backpack full of books off his shoulder.

Book him

A thief stole a wallet from a customer at a book shop on Seventh Avenue on Nov. 18.

The 30-year-old victim told cops that she had set her wallet inside her stroller at Barnes and Noble near Sixth Street at 1:10 pm, then walked away for 20 minutes. That was enough time for the jerk to snatch her pocketbook — along with the $11 inside.

Tuned out

A crafty crook jacked a fancy TV and more from an apartment on 15th Street on Nov. 16.

The 41-year-old victim told cops that she had locked her home near Fourth Avenue at 9 am before leaving for the day. She came back at 4:30 pm and discovered her $1,200 flat-screen TV and $4,000 worth of jewelry gone.

Her rear window was ajar.

Sad song

A crook jacked two musical instruments from a car parked on the quiet stretch of Flatbush Avenue near the Prospect Park Zoo on Nov. 15.

The 52-year-old victim told cops that she had locked two violins worth $2,200 inside her 2008 Range Rover near Empire Boulevard at 9 am, then came back at 6 pm. That’s when she discovered the pretty violins — and $200 worth of clothes — gone.

— Natalie O’Neill

Updated 5:28 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Lisa from PH says:
Most of these crimes are the result of morons.

Leaving 20,000 under your bed? Ever heard of a bank?
Leaving two violins overnight in a Range Rover? Not smart.

These are cases of suburban transplants with ZERO common sense living in the big city.
Nov. 22, 2011, 11:04 am
Juan from Gowanus says:
And don't forget the lady who walked away from her wallet in a public place for 20 minutes.
Nov. 22, 2011, 12:38 pm
Lisa from PH says:
Oh yes, I meant to include her. You leave your purse for 20 minutes and expect it to be there when you come back makes you STUPID, not a crime victim.
Nov. 22, 2011, 1:12 pm
marie from park slope says:
Yes, I agree. Most of these things happened to people who are naïve. I presently live in Park Slope. I was born in Park Slope 47 years ago and it was a lively neighborhood with people drinking beer on the corners of 5th avenue, music blasting out of cars till you bled from your ears, people with stereos sticking out the windows, fist fights at any given time, people doped up, cars broken into, tires missing from cars or windows broken into, abandoned buildings, guys on occassion exposing their privates to young girls and even daring to touch women from behind, shootouts and stabbings. Yeah, that's the Park Slope I grew up in. Ask anyone living here over 15 years or look it up online. So to read these things, it's a piece of cake in comparison to the past. People need to use common sense. Just because a neighborhood looks nice doesn't mean that it has nice people in it. Even hospitals have security guards. Why? Because stealing, fights and other things happen there too. No place is 100 safe. Be careful out there. Stop being so trusting. No place on ths earth is without crime unless you move to outer space.
Nov. 23, 2011, 8:38 pm

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