Cops: Suspect tries to bean man with his own umbrella

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Under his umbrella, ella, ella

Cops arrested a 40-year-old man who they say stole an umbrella from a fellow train passenger at the Clinton-Washington station on July 15, then took a swing with it.

The 28-year-old victim said he was getting off the G train at the station near the corner of Lafayette and Clinton avenues at 8:05 pm when the suspect grabbed the black umbrella from his hand.

The accused swung the umbrella at his victim’s head before taking off on Clinton Avenue towards Greene Avenue, cops reported. Police apprehended the suspect in a building on Clinton between Lafayette and Greene avenues, according to a report.

Playing the blues

A fiend snagged a saxophone from inside a Flatbush Avenue Extension bodega on July 17, law enforcement officials stated.

A 21-year-old man said he was in the store between DeKalb Avenue and Fulton Street at 11:30 pm and left the instrument on the ground while he was shopping.

He accidentally left the shop without his horn and returned an hour later to find it had disappeared, police said.

Room raider

A home invader hit an apartment on Greene Avenue on July 14, according to the authorities.

A 26-year-old resident of the apartment between Grand and Classon avenues recounted that the villain barged in at noon, flashed a pistol, and barked, “Give me what you got.”

The victim forked over $120 in cash and the goon promptly scrammed, cops said.

Break it, take it

Two home burglaries were reported in the precinct this week, according to police. Here’s how they went down:

• A bandit broke in to a Classon Avenue apartment on July 16 and made off with a bunch of electronics, cops said.

The 45-year-old resident reported she left the apartment between Park and Myrtle avenues at 8:35 am, and when she returned at 3:38 pm, she found her front door damaged and unlocked, officers stated.

Upon entering, she discovered the drawers to her dresser opened, and two laptops, a camera, and some headphones missing, a report states.

• The second break-in took place at a Washington Avenue abode on July 18, cops said.

The 47-year-old victim said he left the apartment between Greene and Gates avenues at 12:45 pm, and that his wife returned at 4:30 pm to find they had been burglarized.

The crook took a pair of laptops, a bike, some jewelry, and some cash, per police. The thief also made him- or herself at home, eating some grub and leaving the television on, officers wrote.

Smash hit

A cretin broke into a car that was parked at the corner of N. Elliott Place and Flushing Avenue on July 15, police reported.

The 46-year-old car owner said he parked his 2012 Chevy Camaro near the intersection at 8 am and went to work. When he arrived back at 5 pm, he found the passenger-side window smashed and the car’s radio removed, cops said. The burglar also nabbed an electronic music player and some cash, the authorities said.

Joy rides

Cops received reports of two auto thefts this week, authorities said. Here’s how they stack up:

• An anti-social motorcycle-phile stole a hog from the front yard of a Hall Street home on July 18, according to NYPD officials.

The 36-year-old victim told cops he left his 2012 Kawasaki outside the building between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues at 4 am, and when he returned home at 11:30 pm, his ride was nowhere to be found.

• Then, on July 19, a rapscallion drove off in a 2000 Volvo, leaving its Fulton Street parking space up for grabs, police said.

The car’s 24-year-old owner said she left her whip between S. Elliott Place and S. Portland Avenue at 9 pm and, when she came back at 10:45, the buggy was bound elsewhere. The authorities located a surveillance video that shows three no-goodniks get in the car at 9:34 pm and take off towards Flatbush Avenue, according to a police report.

Rear end

Two toughs stuck up a man at the corner of Lafayette and Classon avenues on July 18, according to law enforcement officials.

The 36-year-old victim said he was walking and looking at his phone at 10 am when the pair pounced, hitting him from behind. The dastardly duo took his phone and his backpack and fled into a nearby building on Classon between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues, police said.

Pipe cream

A lout whacked a 49-year-old woman in the face with a metal pipe during a Carlton Avenue robbery attempt on July 20, officers reported.

The victim said she was walking home at 3:25 pm when the miscreant yelled, “What’s in your bag?”

She kept walking, but the galoot tailed her to her front door between Park and Myrtle avenues, police said. The villain then picked up the pipe, beaned her with it, and ran off, cops said.


Authorities arrested a 45-year-old woman who they say threw a garbage can at a man inside a fried chicken restaurant on Fulton Street on July 19.

The 27-year-old victim said he was in the eatery between Washington Avenue and Saint James Place at 7:30 pm when the lady picked up the city trash container and chucked it, according to police.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Peter Engel from Fort Greene says:
If you're tired of this jovial nonsense, here's what real local crime reporting should look like:
July 26, 2014, 11:17 am

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