Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
A furniture-wielding maniac terrorized Smith Street on Aug. 15, bashing people with a bar stool as he made his way along the street, cops said.
The mayhem began around 11:23 pm in a bar on Smith Street near Sackett Street, where the 26-year-old swiped the stool and bashed his first victim, cops said. On his way up the street, the he assaulted four more people with his weapon of choice before stopping inside a chinese food joint between Second and Carroll streets, a report said.
When cops arrived at the restaurant at 11:29, the man was repeatedly hitting his last victim, a 32-year-old man, with the bar stool, cops said. That man was transported to Lutheran Hospital with injuries to his head, police said.
In total, the suspect whacked five men, between the ages of 26 and 44, during his brief reign of terror, which lasted just six minutes, according to a police report.
Two men robbed a woman at the corner of Columbia and Lorraine streets on Aug. 16, according to cops.
The 23-year-old victim told cops she was walking home with a friend around 2:50 am when she noticed two men following her, a report said. One of the wannabe toughs flashed a knife at her and ordered the victim to give up her Coach bag and everything in her pockets, and when she gave up the goods, the two took of running, cops said.
Police canvassed the area and saw two young men matching the victim’s description, a report said, and gave chase. One of the men managed to vanish, but cops collared a 20-year-old perp, who they found with the victim’s cellphone in his pocket, according to a police report.
The best night of her daughter’s life turned into a nightmare for the the mother of the bride when a jewelry hog fleeced the woman at a wedding on Conover Street between Dikeman and Wolcott Streets in Red Hook on Aug. 15, police said.
The victim left a necklace, earings, and a watch, all studded with diamonds, in the bridal room between 6 pm and midnight, a report said.
When she returned from the celebration, she found that some galoot had made off with her rocks, which all told she valued at more than $50,000, according to cops.
A burglar looted an apartment on Baltic Street while the resident was at work on Aug. 18, cops said.
The victim left the pad between Henry and Clinton streets at 9:45 am, and returned home at 7:15 pm to find the door and windows open, and while assessing the damage, found the anti-social thief had made off with jewelry and computer equipment totalling more than $4,000, according to a police report.
A diamond-hungry thief took cash and a pricey necklace from a woman on President Street while she was away between July Fourth and July 30, according to a police report.
The victim left her home between Smith and Hoyt streets for vacation and left sets of keys with a neighbor and with her gardener, cops said.
When she returned from vacation on July 30, someone had swiped $1,500 in cash and a diamond necklace worth $14,000 from a drawer in her bedroom. The 70-year-old victim notified police of the theft on Aug. 18.
— Noah Hurowitz