Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
Four miscreants beat and robbed a man on Joralemon Street on Aug. 18, according to police.
The victim told police that he was between Furman Street and Columbia Place at 2:35 am when he noticed that two men were following him. The victim attempted to flee, but two more goons suddenly appeared.
“Stop running or else I will shoot,” one of the crooks snarled.
The victim turned around to find one of his pursuers pointing what could have been a gun at him. The attackers then closed in, beating him with a flurry of kicks and punches, before removing $1,000 in cash from his pockets, cops said.
Cops collared a man who they say beat another man inside a Schermerhorn Street building on Aug. 17.
The victim told police that he was inside the building between Boerum Place and Smith Street at 5:30 am, when the man started punching him repeatedly in the face. The victim’s wounds were severe enough to warrant a trip to Coney Island Hospital, cops said.
A thief attempted to crack the safe of a Warren Street day care center sometime between Aug. 14 and Aug. 17, damaging the security device, cops said.
Employees told police that they left the kiddy-care business between Smith and Hoyt streets at 6:52 pm on Aug. 14, and returned the following Monday to discover their safe had been damaged.
It remains unknown at this time whether anything was stolen, according to police.
A burglar broke his way into a woman’s Atlantic Avenue shop sometime overnight on Aug. 17, taking cash and a bike, cops said.
The victim told police she left her store between Henry and Clinton streets at 11 pm on Aug. 17, and returned the next day at 11 am to find the lock on her front door tampered with.
Inside, the victim discovered that her wallet, containing $150, had been taken, along with a $200 bike, cops said.
Two thieves ripped off a Fulton Avenue sports store for $1,000 worth of shirts and sweatpants on Aug. 18, according to police.
Employees told police they were inside the chain between Gallatin Place and Hoyt Street at 1:10 pm when they noticed the pair working in concert to stuff inventory into a large brown bag. The duo’s loot included six sweatpants and 12 shirts, cops said.
A crook pilfered an elderly man’s car of gadgets and cash on Fourth Avenue on Aug. 18, authorities reported.
The victim told police he left his car between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street at 5 pm in order to run a quick errand at a nearby business. The victim had only been gone two minutes before he returned his vehicle, but it was long enough for the thief to nab his iPad, cellphone, and $900, cops said.
Police are on the hunt for a 30-year-old woman who they say tried to steal a dress from a Fulton Street clothing boutique on Aug. 22.
Employees told police they were inside the shop between Smith Street and Gallatin Place at 3:31 pm when they spotted the woman attempting to leave without paying for the $109 gown.
One of the workers moved to close the front door in a bid to trap the woman inside the store, but the suspect violently shoved the employee to the ground and managed to flee on foot, cops said.
Cops arrested a woman for who they claim used a clothing rack to attack a shopper inside a Fulton Street department store on Aug. 22.
The victim told police that she was waiting for a friend inside the department store between Gallatin Place and Hoyt Street at 1:20 pm when the suspect grabbed the rack and hurled it down on her, causing a gash to open up on her thigh.
To add insult to injury, the suspect allegedly posted video footage of the attack on her Instagram account, cops said.
A sticky-fingered thief lifted a woman’s wallet from her backpack inside the MetroTech subway station at Willoughby Street on Aug. 19, according to a police report.
The victim told police that she inside the station near Jay Street at 2:15 pm when she took her MetroCard out of her wallet, and then placed her wallet in her backpack.
After passing through the turnstile, the victim once again reached for her backpack, only to discover someone had zipped it open without her knowledge and taken the wallet within, cops said.
— Colin Mixson