Goon robs senior in Fort Greene

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill


A deadbeat grabbed an elderly woman by her scarf on S. Elliott Place on Jan. 12 and robbed her, police said.

The 73-year-old woman said she was headed towards DeKalb Avenue from Lafayette Avenue at 9:40 am when the degenerate came up from behind and gripped her by the scarf.

“Give me your money or I will shoot you,” he supposedly said as he started rifling through her purse, according to a police report.

The scoundrel found $3 and tried to take the woman’s cellphone but she was able to snatch it back, and he scrammed, cops said.

Taser tag

A treacherous trio tied up the employee of a Myrtle Avenue cellphone store on Jan. 14, Tasered him, and stole cash and some of the man’s personal items, officers said.

The worker said he was in the store between Washington Avenue and Hall Street at 4 pm when the bandits came in wearing ski masks. One pointed a gun at the clerk, ordered him into the back room, and tied his hands and legs with zip-ties, according to a police report.

Then the villain zapped the unlucky sap and took his credit card, keys, and cellphone, the authorities said. The goons also snagged $7,000 in cash from the store, police said.

Hanson hold up

A gunman robbed a Hanson Place deli of $100 on Jan. 16, according to cops.

The desperado entered the store between Ashland Place and Saint Felix Street at 7:15 am asking for help, law enforcement officials said.

The clerk said to take some food from the counter, but the ruffian growled that he wanted cash instead and flashed a gun, police said. The fellow handed over the $100 and the guy took off, officers reported.


A pair of violent crooks mugged a man on the corner of Gates Avenue and Saint James Place on Jan. 13, the authorities said.

The victim said he was coming home from his friend’s house at 1 am when the two toughs came up and grabbed him. One held him from behind, forced him to the ground, kicked him in the face, and said if he moved he would be shot, officers said.

The other brute went through the victim’s pockets and removed a cellphone, a pair of headphones, a MetroCard, and some cash, then the duo fled on Saint James Place, turning on Greene Avenue towards Grand Avenue, police reported.


Two toughs stuck up a guy at the corner of Carlton and Willoughby avenues in broad daylight on Jan. 14, officials said.

The victim said he was headed towards Fort Greene Park at 2 pm when the crooks came up and one pulled out a silver and black handgun.

“Yo, I’m gonna shoot the s--- out of you,” the crook threatened, according to a police report.

The accomplice took the man’s wallet, removed $200, and took his cellphone, per the NYPD.


Police arrested a man and a woman who they say attacked a guy and stole his money on Greene Avenue shortly before midnight on Jan. 15, according to the authorities.

The victim said he was near Saint James Place at 11:55 pm when the female suspect took $20 out of his pocket, and when he tried to get it back the guy told him, “Get the f--- out of here before we f--- you up.”

The victim tried again to get his money back and the pair attacked, hitting him in the face and body and stabbing him in the head with an unknown object, according to a police report.

Emergency responders took the victim to Brooklyn Hospital Center for treatment, the report says. Cops found the suspects at 2:30 the next morning in a building on Clifton Place between Saint James Place and Grand Avenue.

Rolling blunder

A car thief stole a 1992 Honda Accord from Vanderbilt Avenue on Jan. 13, police reported.

The owner said he parked his ride near Park Avenue at the intersection at 2:50 am, and when he returned at 10:30 that same morning, it was gone.

Discount Gates

A burglar struck a Gates Avenue apartment on Jan. 13, making off with electronics and some jewelry, the authorities said.

The victim said she left the apartment between Downing Street and Classon Avenue at 9 am and returned at 3 pm to find the items gone. The burglar made off with two laptops, an electronic tablet, and jewelry, according to a police report.

The investigating officers could not tell how the sneak got in, the report says.

Purse slips

A punk stole a woman’s purse on the corner of Carlton and Greene avenues on Jan. 12, cops said.

The victim said she was headed towards a subway station at 8:30 pm when the crook came over and asked for the time. She did not answer, and the thief grabbed the purse off of her shoulder and took off running on Greene towards Fulton Street, cops said.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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