Vandal tries to break into eatery with sledge hammer

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94th Precinct


Hammer crime

A bruiser tried to bash into a Java Street restaurant with a sledge hammer in the early morning hours of Nov. 4, but ultimately walked away empty-handed.

The punk took a sledge hammer to the side door of the eatery between West and Franklin streets at around 5 am, causing damage to the door, according to a police report. The would-be thief fled down Java Street towards Franklin Street, authorities said.

Break in

A bandit broke into a Roebling Street apartment on Nov. 4 and made off with a wad of cash and some electronics.

The crook crawled into the apartment between N. Fifth and N. Sixth Streets through a rear bedroom window sometime between 9:45 am and 5:45 pm, authorities said.

He swiped $1,600 in cash, an Apple laptop, and a control to the apartment’s skylight before fleeing through the same rear window, according to a police report. The residents of the apartment told cops they found the window up but the screen was pulled down.

Bar none

A crook broke into a N. Fifth Street bar and emptied the cash register in the early morning of Nov. 4.

A police officer saw that the front door of the bar between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue was broken and left open at around 4:30 am, and then noticed the cash register was left open and empty, according to a police report.

Fire escape caper

A plunderer broke into a Nassau Avenue apartment and ran off with a laptop during the night of Nov. 7.

The victim told authorities he left his abode between Hausman and Apollo streets at 5:30 pm on Nov. 7 and came home at 3:45 am the next day to find the kitchen window propped open.

He saw that some marauder had climbed through the fire escape, rifled through the doors and closets, and snatched his Apple laptop.

Fancy man

A villain snagged a super pricey, fancy-pants bicycle from a N. 11th Street bike rack on Nov. 8.

The crestfallen cyclist told cops that a guy cut the cable lock latching his $9,000 triathalon carbon fiber bike from a rack between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street sometime between 11:45 am and 4:10 pm.

— Allegra Hobbs

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Rudy from Williamsburg says:
Why the frack would u lock up a $9000 bike outside in New York City? The stupidity of these transplants is mind boggling.
Nov. 11, 2015, 11:10 am
Matt from Greenpoint says:
NYC is a tough place to get around. You need a $9000 bicycle just to manage it.
Nov. 20, 2015, 5:31 pm

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