Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
A burglar took advantage of a man’s vacation to loot his Pierrepont Street apartment while he was away between March 6 and March 9, according to a report.
While the man was away a thief entered the abode between Hicks and Henry streets and lifted a Cole Haan messenger bag, a bag of $200 in loose change, a piggy bank, a pricey watch, a bracelet from J Crew, a white gold cross necklace, a high school ring, a Macbook Pro, a ruby ring worth, and a Michael Kors watch, cops said.
Cops charged two inmates at Brooklyn Central Booking with assault after the pair allegedly started a brawl with two other inmates, a report said.
The two men first attempted to cover a security camera in the jail’s cell area before picking a fight with their marks, cops said. Upon hearing a “fracas” in the cells, officers rushed in to break up the fight and charged the two alleged instigators with assault, according to a report.
All of the fighters refused medical attention, police said.
A pair of frenemies stole a cellphone from a teen on Adams Street on March 10, cops said.
The victim was between Johnson and Joralemon streets when two friends approached him and asked if he had money, according to police. When the teen told his so-called pals he had none, one of the ruffians grabbed him while the other rifled through his pocket and snatched his Samsung Galaxy 5 cellphone and dashed away, according to a report.
The teen identified his attackers to police, and authorities are searching for two 17-year-olds, one from Queens and one from Staten Island, a report said.
A pair of wannabe toughs roughed up a senior citizen on Joralemon Street on March 10, police said.
The two fiends approached their 68-year-old victim as he stood at Court Street shortly after 6:35 pm, pushed him to the ground and kicked him, according to a report.
A thief stole four diamond necklaces from an Atlantic Avenue jewelry store on March 11, cops said.
A man entered the shop between Hoyt and Smith streets and snatched four 14-karat gold diamond necklaces worth $320, $530, $560, and $698 respectively, according to a report.
A car burglar swiped a car and its valuable contents from its parking spot on Schermerhorn Street while its owner left it briefly unattended on March 11, according to a report.
The victim left his red 1999 Honda Accord parked in front of his house from 8:30 to 9:30 am, and when he returned a no-count thief had made off with his car, valued at $1,000, $1,300 in $100 bills, and two cologne bottles worth $50, police said.
There was no broken glass at the scene and the man had no outstanding tickets, according to a report.
— Noah Hurowitz