Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
A man was arrested after he allegedly beat a woman with a cane on Washington Avenue on April 10.
The 34-year-old victim told police she was between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street at 6:35 pm when the man asked her for money. When she refused, he hit her in the face with his cane, police said.
A crook tried to swipe food from a Waverly Avenue supermarket on April 10, cops said.
Employees of the store between Greene and Lafayette avenues say the man tried to take hot dogs, chicken, and meat from the store at 1:10 pm. Cops arrested man at the scene.
A thief robbed a woman in the C train subway station on Fulton Street on April 14.
The 23-year-old victim told cops that he was exiting the station at Washington Avenue at 5:10 am when the crook put him in a choke hold, demanded his money, and stole his backpack full of electronics before fleeing into the station.
A jerk harassed a man and his son at a park on Myrtle Avenue on April 10.
The 44-year-old victim told cops that he was at the park near Clermont Avenue at 5 pm when he told the stranger not to touch his son. The jerk then began verbally harassing the victim and attempting to hit him with a bottle.
A crook stole a navigation system from a car parked on Willoughby Avenue on April 8.
The 37-year-old victim told cops that he parked near Clinton Avenue at 6 am, and returned four hours later to find his window broken and the $1,500 system gone.
A crafty swindler stole $1,200 from a man on Atlantic Avenue on April 9.
The 25-year-old victim told cops that he was shopping at the Guitar Center at Fort Greene Place at 8:10 pm when he was approached by a man in a Best Buy uniform who offered him a 50-percent-off deal on three iPads.
The victim gave the hustler $1,200 and went into Best Buy to wait for the merchandise, which never materialized.
A thief stole a woman’s bag inside the Target at the Atlantic Terminal Mall on April 12.
The 29-year-old victim told cops she was at the store on Atlantic Avenue at 8:45 pm when she put her bag in her shopping cart. She noticed it was gone 30 minutes later.
A crook stole a woman’s bag at the Burlington Coat Factory in the Atlantic Terminal Mall on April 14.
The 51-year-old victim told cops she was in the store on Atlantic Avenue at 6 pm when she left her bag in her shopping cart. She noticed it was gone 30 minutes later.
An unholy crook stole thousands worth of copper pipes from a church on S. Oxford Street between April 12 and 15.
Representatives from the church told cops that $1,800 worth of copper drain pipes were removed from the church between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street between 6:30 am on April 12 and 8:30 am on April 15.
— Eli Rosenberg