Gun-wielding thugs rob woman

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill


A trio of menacing thugs threatened and robbed a woman of some jewelry and $2,230 in cash on DeKalb Avenue on Nov. 10.

The 38-year-old woman told cops she was at S. Portland Avenue at 9:30 pm when the three approached her. One displayed a firearm and said, “I’m gonna shoot you.”


A crook robbed a Fulton Street Subway store at gunpoint on Nov. 8.

Police said the perp brandished a handgun at the store between Fort Greene Place and St. Felix Street at 3:30 pm, and took an unknown amount of money.


A thief nabbed some electronics from a distracted pedestrian on S. Portland Avenue on Nov. 8.

The 28-year-old victim told cops she was at DeKalb Avenue at 3:12 pm when the bandit grabbed her iPhone from her hand and fled.

iPhones from a baby

Police arrested an individual who they say robbed a 12-year-old at gunpoint on Adelphi Street on Nov. 8,.

The young victim told cops she was at Lafayette Avenue at 5:19 pm when the suspect pulled a gun on her. After refusing to hand over her phone, the victim ran away.

Cops said an accomplice is still on the loose.


Two pairs of headphones were stolen on Nov. 9. Here’s the rundown:

• A violent crook assaulted a woman and stole her headphones on Lafayette Avenue.

The victim told cops she was at Carlton Avenue at 7:25 pm when the crook hit her face and took her $20 Sony headphones.

• Another thief stole a fancy pair of headphones on DeKalb Avenue.

The 22-year-old victim told cops he was at St. Felix Street at 7:20 pm when the crook asked him, “Where are you going?”

The ruffian then pushed the victim to the ground and snatched his $250 Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

Case closed

Two gun-toting crooks mugged a man on Grand Avenue on Nov. 8 — taking his suitcase.

The 30-year-old victim told cops he was at Gates Avenue at 9:25 pm when the duo approached him.

One of them displayed a handgun, and the other punched the victim in the face, before taking his bag.

Bad with directions

A crook stole some electronics from a car parked on Waverly Avenue sometime overnight on Nov. 6.

The victim told cops he left his van between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 8:20 pm, returning at 7:15 am the next day to find a window broken and his navigation system gone.


Someone stole a brand-new television from a building on Clinton Avenue on Nov. 7.

The 34-year-old victim told cops that she had a new flat-screen TV delivered to the fourth-floor hallway of her building between Lafayette and Greene avenues at 11 am. She left it in the hallway while she checked on her baby, and when came back out, the television was gone.


Police arrested two men who they say were driving a car reported stolen from Lafayette Street sometime between Nov. 9 and 10.

The 34-year-old victim told cops she left her 2011 Audi parked between S. Elliott Place and S. Portland Avenue at 1 pm, returning at 10 pm the next day to find her vehicle gone.

Police said the victim had made a previous report about stolen car keys, and they stopped two men for speeding in the same car two days later at the Brooklyn Bridge and Roosevelt Drive.

— Eli Rosenberg

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Reader Feedback

no says:
Funny how the little character in your icon is white when 98% (literally) of these crimes are committed by minorities.
Nov. 15, 2012, 3:39 pm
Paul. from Noneyourbusiness says:
what a toilet paper comment. i guess the moral of the story here is, watch your ass.
Nov. 17, 2012, 10:11 am
Mugsy from Noo Yawk says:
Maybe so "no" but probably 50% of the victims are minorities as well. But yeah, that icon is not at all indicative of the folks committing the crimes.
Nov. 20, 2012, 11:14 am

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