Thief robs home while couple sleeps

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Lafa-theft Ave.

A robber struck a house on Lafayette Avenue on July 3 — while the couple was still asleep.

The 45-year-old victim told cops he fell asleep at his place between Adelphi Street and Carlton Avenue at 1:20 am, and woke up at 7 am to find his wallet and backpack gone.

Bike thief

A man left his bike unlocked on St. Felix Street on July 5 — and someone peddled away with it.

The 65-year-old victim said he left his bike outside the building between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place at 12:05 pm while he ran inside to get his paycheck, but when he came back the bike was gone.

Chuck E. Sleazy

A crook stole a purse from the Chuck E. Cheese’s on Flatbush Avenue on July 2.

The 27-year-old victim told cops she was at the kids’ fun zone in the Atlantic Terminal Mall on Flatbush Avenue at 10:30 pm when she left her purse and went to the bathroom. When she returned, the pocketbook was gone.

Climbing down

Two men were arrested for climbing on a Clermont Avenue building early in the morning on July 7, cops said.

An eyewitness told police that he saw the two men opening a window in the building between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 4:45 am.


A crook ransacked an apartment on Washington Avenue between July 4 and 5.

The 33-year-old victim told cops she left her place between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street at 9 am on July 4, returning at 6:45 pm on July 5 to find the place a mess and her laptop, DVD player, and earrings gone.

Free shopping

A crook used a fraudulent credit card to steal clothes from the Atlantic Terminal Mall on July 3.

Cops said the 33-year-old racked up $2,913 in purchases at the Target in the mall on Flatbush Avenue at 1:37 pm before he was apprehended at another store later that day.

Cash grab

A thief struck a house on Lafayette Avenue on July 3 — taking off with the tenant’s wallet and cash.

The 31-year-old victim told cops he went to bed at his place between Cumberland Street and Carlton Avenue at 12:30 am, waking at 9 am to find his wallet missing.

Ganged up

A pack of men surrounded a teenager playing basketball on DeKalb Avenue on July 7 and robbed him.

The 16-year-old victim said he was playing hoops with his cousin at the park at Adelphi Street when 12 men surrounded him and took his phone and sunglasses.


A crook stole a woman’s cellphone on DeKalb Avenue on July 7.

The 35-year-old victim told cops she near Grand Avenue at 11 am when the crook snatched the phone out of her hand and ran.


A crook snatched a woman’s purse from the Atlantic Terminal Mall on July 3.

The 24-year-old victim told cops she was in the Target on Flatbush Avenue at 5:40 pm when she took her eyes off her shopping cart — which was holding her purse. When she returned, her pocketbook was gone.

— Eli Rosenberg

Updated 5:34 pm, July 9, 2018: An earlier version of this blotter used a disparaging term to describe the victim of a crime. The Brooklyn Paper regrets this mistake.
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Reasonable discourse

Ashish from Park Slope says:
You should cool it with the name calling. I'm sure the victim of the bike theft feels bad enough without being called an idiot. Stick to reporting instead.
July 11, 2012, 4:13 am

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