Break-in turns home invasion when W’burg woman walks in

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Police are on the hunt for a pair of thieves who they say burglarized a woman’s Williamsburg apartment and, when she walked in on them, trapped her and stole her laptop.

The woman came home at 8:35 am on July 16 to find the two prowlers in her pad near the intersection of Meserole Street and Bushwick Avenue, cops said.

She tried to run as soon as she saw the intruders, but one of them grabbed her and held her down on the floor while the other grabbed her computer out of a bedroom, according to a report. The dastardly duo then fled, loot in hand, per the NYPD.

Police described both men as six-feet tall and 25–30 years old, one with a medium build and dark hair in a ponytail, and the other heavyset.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Paul from Bushwick says:
I am so disgusted with this reporter's juvenile writing that trivializes major crimes. "Dastardly duo" my ***! A woman walks into her apartment to find two men have broken in: they attack her, hold her on the floor, rob her and take off. This was a terrifying crime for the victim who deserves more consideration in print than she was given. And the lack of editorial oversight is just as disgusting. God help you when this happens to you. Holy Karma!
July 25, 2014, 11:15 am
Jan from Windsor Terrace says:
I agree with Paul.
July 25, 2014, 2:01 pm
Tillie from Dumbo says:
It's easy for them to be blasé about it. I don't specifically mean this reporter, but in general. Please try not to take the "dastardly duo" line too personally. Read through some past crime blotters and you'll recognize it.
There is so much crime going on in the neighborhood every day. It's always downplayed, both in reports and neighborhood statistics, but also in the media. Crime reporting is bad for real estate. They understand what butters their bread.

I am really sorry that this woman went through that. A violent invasion, being attacked, being has the potential to leave psychic scaring and difficulty feeling safe almost anywhere. I hope the best for her.
July 25, 2014, 2:53 pm
ty from pps says:
As folks like Swampy, Or and Diehipster have informed us (ya know, since they are "real" Brooklyn types), all types of crime, especially violent crime, should be embraced as part of Brooklyn's charm. And anyone that doesn't accept this as an unchangeable reality is just some sort of wussy trustfund baby.
July 25, 2014, 5:58 pm
Common Cents from Crown Heights says:
8:45am? At this time people are usually just heading to work, It's not an ideal time to rob an apartment especially one so close to a busy intersection as this was. No one saw two lowlifes running away one carrying a PC? What happened to the neighbors? These drug addicts must know her or have been watching her for some time to know that she wasn't home. And since garbage like this rarely roam far the cops know exactly who they are...
July 28, 2014, 10:42 am
John from Williamsburg says:
That's a neighbor of mine that was burgled, robbed and assaulted. I would appreciate it if the reporter would use appropriate language for reporting the crime, instead of the flippant wordplay she thinks people want to read. Please re-train or replace.
July 28, 2014, 4:02 pm

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