Sections

Change-of-heart mugger lets convincing victim walk off

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

94th Precinct

Greenpoint–Northside

Peace talks

A half-hearted miscreant tried to mug a guy at gunpoint on Jackson Street on Nov. 18, but ultimately the silver-tongued victim talked his way out of it and the two parted ways peacefully.

The victim told cops was between Leonard and Lorimer streets at 7:10 pm when the would-be thief came up behind him, pointed a gun at his head, and said “Give me everything you got.”

But the victim refused, then proceeded to somehow convince the lout to leave him alone, authorities said. The perp walked away down Leonard Street towards Skillman Avenue, according to a police report.

Bathroom break-in

A punk clambered in through the bathroom window of a Freeman Street apartment on Nov. 21 and ran off with an estimated $44,000 worth of electronics.

The victim told cops he left his apartment between Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue at 8 pm and came back at 4:53 am the next day to find his bathroom window was open and the lock was broken.

He looked around and found the low-life had snagged a haul of his electronics goods, including a laptop, a Playstation, and a projector, according to a police report.

Shower scene

Cops cuffed a guy who climbed into a woman’s Kent Avenue apartment while she was in the shower on Nov. 16.

The victim was taking a shower in her pad between N. Sixth and N. Seventh streets at 1 pm when she heard the doorbell ring and ignored it, but when she finished showering she heard a noise in another room and went to check it out, authorities said.

She followed the sound and found the alleged intruder clambering through her window and started yelling at him, cops said. The guy fled down the fire escape but officers ultimately collared him for the alleged crime, according to a police report.

— Allegra Hobbs

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: