Home-invader steals $300 from Carroll Gardens octogenarian

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A hard-hearted home-invader swiped hundreds of dollars from an old lady in her Carroll Gardens apartment on Friday, according to police.

The brute barged into a senior apartment building on First Street between Hoyt and Bond streets at about 8:30 am, and entered the 87-year-old’s quarters, pushing aside a nurse who was just leaving the apartment and locking the door behind him, a police spokesman said.

The jerk then proceeded to rummage through his victim’s apartment while the old timer lay in bed, snatching a pocketbook and nearly $300 in cash before running off, according to a report.

The thief did not injure anyone in the robbery, police said.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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jjm from c. hill says:
Its bugged out it happened to an old lady but understand that that area is where the money is, just like in park slope, downtown, ft. greene, etc. The more of you moving in & driving up rent prices, the more thieves you're attracting, point blank period.
July 7, 2015, 7:51 am
Andy from Carroll Gardens says:
Hey "jjim", nice try, white boy.
July 7, 2015, 9:55 am
Someone from Carroll Gardens says:
The M.O. sounds very similar to another nearby burglary that occurred a few weeks ago. Maybe there is security footage and the 76th will release a photo of the perpetatrator(s).
July 7, 2015, 10:16 am
Patty from Cake says:
The old lady doesn't need the money anyway - what is going to buy?!? New clothes? Won't make her look more attractive!
July 7, 2015, 11:56 am
jjim from c. hill says:
Before white people with money who work moved in to oppress everyone, there was absolutely no crime here, just like in park slope, downtown, ft. greene, etc. Everyone got along just well and danced in the street in our tolerant, open-minded utopian society. So you can't blame these under-privileged residents for committing a crime, you can only blame the victims for thinking they have a right to live in our neighborhood.
July 7, 2015, 12:29 pm
Patty from Cake says:
i dropped out of school in 5th grade...
July 7, 2015, 12:30 pm
Officer Mulligan from PSA 11 says:
Big surprise when 90% of the bums who work in 76th Pct are jerking off on their "smart" phones all day, zero presence on the streets, zero attentiveness in the RMP. If sitting on their fat asses is a must, they could at least monitor the intersections where every other yuppie turd and truck driver is blowing red lights 5-6-7 seconds after they turn. Thanks, Billy!
July 7, 2015, 6:26 pm
Person who can read from bk says:
It says it was an 87 year old woman in a senior apartment building. So I guess to "jjm" that falls into the category of "gentrification."
July 13, 2015, 10:55 pm

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