Two cash machines sucked dry

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Cash and grab

A wannabe “Ocean’s Eleven” mastermind made an illicit withdrawal at a Atlantic Avenue cash machine on July 30, cops said.

The thief took the simple route, forcing the machine open at a gas station between Grand Avenue and Saint James Place, and bagging up $10,000 in cash, police reported.

Cash and grab: The sequel?

In another cash-machine clean-out, a cretin grabbed $370 from a machine on DeKalb Avenue on July 30, per cops.

The robber pried open the cash machine between Fort Greene Place and Saint Felix Street sometime between 8:50 am and 9:18 pm, when the business housing it received an alert from the machine company and notified police, according to a report.

Mop scene

Police arrested a woman after they say she attacked him with a mop handle on Lafayette Avenue on Aug. 1.

The man and the suspect got into an argument at the corner of Clinton Avenue around 5:45 pm, and it escalated when the accused began whacking the fellow in the arms and back with the makeshift club, drawing blood, cops said.

The 41-year-old victim was treated at the scene, according to a police report.

Bike snare

A burglar swiped a man’s bike from a house on Washington Avenue on July 27, cops said.

The victim was away from his abode between Myrtle and Park avenues between 11:30 am and 8:40 pm, officers stated. When he returned from work he found the door to his home wide open, a report states.

The bandit crept in without busting anything and snatched the bike valued at $280 from the building’s lobby, police said.

Apple of her eye

A woman lost her Apple computer to a burglar on Myrtle Avenue on July 27, police recounted.

The victim left her pad between Vanderbilt and Clinton avenues at 4 pm and came back at 8:30 pm to find the door forced open and her $1,500 Powerbook Pro vanished, according to a report.

Tool’s out for summer

A cat burglar snuck in the window of a second-floor apartment on S. Oxford Street sometime between July 24 and July 28, police said.

The victim, who lives between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues, reported the thief made off with $500 in tools.

Keep on takin’

A scoundrel broke into a parked utilities company truck at the corner of Waverly and and Willoughby avenues sometime overnight on July 28, per the NYPD.

The truck’s driver left the vehicle at 6 pm and returned at 6 am the next day, only to discover a company laptop, a cellphone headset, and a laptop charger — worth a total of $1,170 — filched, cops said.

Playing doctor

An eagle-eyed opportunist smashed the window of a car parked on Hall Street sometime overnight on July 28 and absconded with a navigation system, a couple credit cards, and stethoscope, officers said.

The victim parked the vehicle between DeKalb and Willoughby avenues at 10 pm and, when he returned to it at 8:30 am, he saw $380 worth of stuff gone, law enforcement officials said.

— Noah Hurowitz

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

Zane from Ft.Greene says:
I appreciate you reporting the crime stats in the neighborhood, that's a helpful and necessary function of any local news outlet. I must again stress that the flippant headlines and manner in which you speak about crimes perpetrated against us and our neighbors is tacky and really unnecessary.
Aug. 6, 2014, 11:19 am
jjm from c. hill says:
You guys wanna move to brooklyn so bad, well this is what you get & gotta deal with, plain & simple.
Aug. 6, 2014, 4:09 pm

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