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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Home invasion

A pair of gunmen barged into a Centre Mall apartment on Feb. 20, holding people at gunpoint and swiping cash and cellphones, cops said.

The two roughnecks started their spree by holding up two victims in the fifth-floor hallway of the building between Clinton and Henry streets at 10:25 pm, according to a report. After snatching $200 from one victim and $100 from another, the goons, with victims in tow, barged into an apartment, where they ordered another five people to hit the deck, according to police.

The villains proceeded to swipe two iPhones, a Boost Mobile cellphone, and another $35 in cash, then scrammed, a report says.

Not very relaxing

A prowler broke into a woman’s Clinton Street home sometime between Feb. 12 and 15 while she was on vacation, according to the authorities.

The woman said she returned to her home between Baltic and Warren streets to find someone had made off with a laptop, $2,500 in cash, a pearl set, two diamond bracelets, five diamond earrings, two diamond rings, and $3,000 in assorted jewelry, officers said.

The victim’s mother spotted an open front door when her daughter was away, a police report says.

Thai them up

Cops collared a pair who they say went berserk in a Thai restaurant on Smith Street on Feb. 21, cops said.

The trouble began around 5 pm when an employee asked the two to leave the restaurant between Baltic and Warren streets, according to a report. The couple began shouting at the employee, and when a customer tried to calm them down, the suspects started to attack the woman, punching and kicking her repeatedly, per police.

Law enforcement arrived on the scene shortly before 5:30 pm and slapped bracelets on the accused as they tried to wriggle and kick free, officers said. Cops charged the couple with assault and resisting arrest.

Hook crook

A burglar stole a chunk of cash from the office drawer of a Coffey Street contracting business between Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, cops said.

The sneak hopped a fence and busted the doorknob to break into the office between Dwight and Richards streets sometime between 5 pm on Feb. 20 and 5 the next morning, and made off with $600 in cash, according to a report.

— Noah Hurowitz

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

john from sheepshead bay says:
Lets look past all the race baiters with so called racist stop and frisk. I would venture to bet 90% of those stopped were known felons with long arrest records. Murders have not risen much but will soon. There has been an increasing string of gunpoint and knife point robberies in broad day light in nice area. The criminals do not fear being stopped by police and getting arrested. The number of guns found under stop and frisk was dropping because the criminals left the guns and knives home.
Feb. 26, 2015, 7:19 pm
Todd from Staten island says:
Maybe we should protest for that one and say white cops target us because we are black, lmao.. Let's call al sharpton, hahaha
March 24, 2015, 1:50 pm
Todd from Staten island says:
Maybe we should protest for that one and say white cops target us because we are black, lmao.. Let's call al sharpton, hahaha
March 24, 2015, 1:50 pm

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