Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
A gunman tried to rob a teen on Irving Place at Putnam Avenue, near a school, on Oct. 6, according to police.
The 14-year-old victim reported he was standing near the intersection at 5:20 pm when the villain approached with a black handgun in his right hand.
The fiend demanded the kid’s music player, and the youngster took off running into the school, at Irving Place and Gates Avenue, cops said.
A school safety officer went outside to check things out but the bandit was gone, police said.
Police received reports of three apartment break-ins in the precinct this week, all of them during daylight hours.
• The first crook stole a laptop from a Clermont Avenue apartment on Oct. 8, cops said.
The 37-year-old victim told officers she left her apartment between Myrtle and Park avenues at 8:30 am to go to work. When she returned at 4:30 that afternoon, her belongings had been moved around and the front window was propped open with the screen pushed in, according to a police report. The only item missing was the computer, the report says.
• Another burglar hit on Myrtle Avenue the next day, absconding with a grab bag of electronics, police reported.
The 26-year-old resident said she left her building between Washington Avenue and Hall Street at 9:30 am and did not come back until 3:30 pm.
When she arrived, the front door had been damaged and two laptops, an electronic tablet, and a camera were all missing, according to the authorities.
• Residents reported a third break-in at an apartment on Clinton Avenue on Oct. 11, cops said.
The 29-year-old victim told police she left the apartment between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street at 11:40 am, and returned at 2:51 pm to find her things in disarray.
Her bedroom window had been opened from the top, and the front door to the apartment had been left open, according to a police report. The crook took a laptop, a camera, some loose change, and a gym bag, law enforcement officials said.
Two brutes forced a woman to hand over her purse in front of a Waverly Avenue building on Oct. 12, police said.
The 26-year-old victim said she was between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 2:50 am when the pair came up behind her. One of the galoots grabbed her and she threw her purse and cellphone on to the sidewalk, according to cops.
The pair of punks picked up the items and took off on foot down Waverly towards DeKalb, the authorities said.
Cops cuffed a man who they say resisted arrest after passing between cars on a moving train near the Clinton-Washington station on Oct. 10.
Officers saw the 30-year-old suspect walking from car to car on a C train that was pulling into the station on Fulton Street and Washington Avenue at 4:50 pm, according to a report.
When police confronted the fellow, they say he started flailing his arms and resisting being handcuffed. He bit two officers in the struggle, one on the forehead, the other on the hand, cops said.
Police arrested a man in East Flatbush on Oct. 4 for allegedly stealing a CitiBike in Fort Greene, after stopping him on apparently bogus grounds.
Officers stopped the 20-year-old suspect on Church Avenue between E. 53rd and E. 54th streets at 12:47 am for not having a proper helmet, according to a police report. The problem with that claim is that bike helmets are not required by law.
When cops checked out the bike they found it did not belong to the suspect, and that it had been taken from the bike-share dock at Hanson and Ashland places at 11:59 pm on Oct. 1, according to cops.
A jerk stole a bicycle from in front of a Grand Avenue building on Oct. 7 or 8, the authorities said.
The bike’s 42-year-old owner said she had locked up the ride between Greene and Lexington avenues at 6:30 pm on Oct. 7 and returned at 3 pm the next day to find that it was gone. The lock on the bike had been cut, police said.
A sneak snatched a man’s laptop while he used the bathroom in a Grand Avenue cafe on Oct. 10, NYPD officials stated.
The 34-year-old victim said he was working in the coffee shop between Lafayette Avenue and Clifton Place at 4:20 pm, and left his laptop behind when nature called. When he returned a few minutes later, the device had disappeared, cops said.
A quick-moving crook grabbed a woman’s bag from under her table in a Clinton Avenue bar on Oct. 11.
The 26-year-old victim told police she was in the tavern between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue at 9:15 pm, and left her purse on a chair tucked under her table while she said goodbye to her friends.
When she came back five minutes later, the bag was gone, cops said. It contained debit and credit cards, and a pair of burgundy Prada sunglasses, according to a police report.
— Matthew Perlman