Beaten for $5

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Cheap hit

Police arrested a man who they say extorted $5 from a 54-year-old, and then beat him up, on Lafayette Avenue on Feb. 7.

The victim told cops he was between Grand and Classon avenues at 2:45 am when the suspect approached.

“You’re supposed to give me some money,” he allegedly said.

The victim gave the suspect $5, and was rewarded by a beat down, cops said.


A couple of crooks stole a man’s iPhone and wallet on Vanderbilt Avenue on Feb. 3.

The 24-year-old victim told cops he was at DeKalb Avenue at 10:35 pm when two goons pushed him to the ground and took his belongings.


An intruder robbed a sleeping tenant at her Gates Avenue apartment on Feb. 4.

The 24-year-old victim told cops that she fell asleep at her place at Classon Avenue at 3 am, waking up six hours later to find her iPhone missing from her nightstand and her laptop nowhere to be found.

No ride

A thief made off with a Nissan Altima — which can start with the push of a button — on Myrtle Avenue on Feb. 2.

The victim told cops she parked the car at Hall Street at 3 am, returning a half hour later to find it gone.

Hospital grab

A crook stole a wallet left at a DeKalb Avenue hospital sometime between Jan. 31 and Feb. 5.

The 41-year-old victim told cops she left her wallet in a desk drawer at the hospital at St. Felix Street on Jan. 31 at noon, and when she returned on Feb. 5 at 8:45 am, it was gone.

Purse pinch

A duo of evil doers tried to rob a woman on Vanderbilt Avenue on Feb. 8, but were foiled.

The 23-year-old woman told cops she was standing at Park Avenue at 1 pm when two men took her pocketbook and knocked her to the ground — but the victim managed to recover her belongings.

Creepy crook

A thief burglarized an apartment on Clinton Avenue on Feb. 9 — while the tenant was at home.

The 27-year-old victim said he was at his home between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues between 2:30 and 3 pm, in which time a crook crept in and walked out with his Playstation games and fancy headset.

The heist

A crook made away with more than $20,000 worth of stuff from Clermont Avenue home on Feb. 4.

The 65-year-old victim told cops she left her daughter and a friend at her home near Flushing Avenue at 5 pm, returning later that day to find $12,000 and some expensive jewelry gone.

Unattended bag

Someone stole a woman’s bag from a building on Willoughby Avenue on Feb. 10.

The 23-year-old victim told cops she left her bag in the building between Emerson Place and Hall Street at 3 pm, returning an hour later to find it gone.

— Eli Rosenberg

Updated 5:40 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

jjm from ch says:
$20,000 worth of stuff WTF?!?!?!?
Feb. 13, 2013, 5:52 pm
jjm from ch says:
im not much of a thief but if i was heavy into it i would most definitely hit the areas that this site covers becuz thats where it seems most of the money & other valuables are. Especially anywhere near the manhattan & w'burg bridge, pretty much anywhere going towards there is a goldmine for thieves, muggers, robbers, burglars, etc.
Feb. 13, 2013, 8:29 pm
jjm from ch says:
and oh yeah, areas by the bklyn bridge also is a out yuppies lol
Feb. 13, 2013, 8:30 pm
jimutz from Cobble Hill says:
Yuppies? Really? Are you stuck in the '80s?
Feb. 15, 2013, 10:22 pm

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