Police: Suspect stole Myrtle Ave. store’s salami

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Salami hog

Police arrested a woman who they say stole some fancy provisions from a Myrtle Avenue supermarket on Jan. 26.

Representatives from the business told cops that someone entered the store between Clinton and Vanderbilt avenues at 8 pm, leaving five minutes later with some Genoa salami and shampoo.

Cops arrested a 51-year-old suspect at 8:10 pm.


A sneaky duo robbed a man exiting the Clinton-Washington Street G train station on Jan 27.

The 43-year-old victim told cops he was on Clinton Street at 9:20 pm when a person came up from behind and put him in a chokehold.

Another man went through his pockets, taking some electronics and his backpack, before the two goons escaped in a getaway car, police reported.

Car break

A crook smashed the window of a car on Washington Park sometime overnight on Jan. 20 — and took off with some of the owner’s belongings.

The 34-year-old victim told cops he parked his vehicle between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues at 8:30 pm, returning at 8 am the next day to find a window broken and some items gone.

No shelter

A bully beat up a woman in a shelter on Tillary Street on Jan. 25.

The 56-year-old woman told cops she was eating at the cafeteria of the shelter at Prince Street at 6:45 pm, when the perp came in and demanded she leave the table. She then struck the victim with a suitcase, police reported.


A crook stole equipment from a hair and nail salon on Hanson Place sometime between Jan. 20 and 21.

The 52-year-old victim told cops she left the store between S. Portland Avenue and S. Oxford Street at 7 am, returning at 5:30 pm the next day to find her hair dryer, chairs, and styling trolley gone.

Picked up

Police arrested a suspect who they say drove off with a truck parked on DeKalb Avenue on Jan 24.

The 37-year-old victim said he left his Ford F-150 pickup truck at Carlton Avenue at 5:12 pm with the keys in the ignition, returning a few minutes later to find it gone.

Cops said they found someone driving the car a half hour later.


A thief tried to pry open a 91-year-old woman’s apartment door on Greene Avenue while she was inside sometime between Jan. 17 and 22.

The victim told cops that her building manager showed her that the door of her apartment between Clermont and Vanderbilt avenues was damaged on Jan. 22 at 3:30 pm. She also said she hadn’t left since 4 pm on Jan. 17.

Car nab

A speedster made away with a car on Ashland Place sometime between Jan. 22 and 23.

The 28-year-old victim told cops he left his vehicle at Willoughby Street at 3:30 pm, returning the next day at 8:30 pm to find it missing.

— Eli Rosenberg

Updated 5:39 pm, July 9, 2018
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