Sections

Woman outruns mugger on Varet Street

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

90th Precinct

Southside–Williamsburg

Run Lola Run

A gun-wielding goon tried to rob a woman on Varet Street on Feb. 21, but she escaped, cops said.

The victim said that she was between Bushwick Avenue and White Street at 5:20 pm when the jabroni jammed a gun in her face.

“Give me your wallet,” he supposedly said. “All I want is your wallet.”

The woman turned and ran, and the mugger did not give chase, law enforcement officials said.

Trapped in the water closet

A bandit broke into a woman’s Meserole Street apartment on Feb. 21 while she was in the bathroom and trapped her in there, according to the authorities.

The victim said that she was using the bathroom of her abode between Humboldt Street and Bushwick Avenue at 7 pm when she heard someone outside the door.

She tried to open it, but the fiend held it closed from the other side, according to police. When she finally got out, she saw snow on the floor beside the fire escape a report says. A neighbor saw the scoundrel up the fire escape toward an adjacent roof, cops said.

To the point

Police arrested a woman who they say stabbed her friend in the cheek with a ballpoint pen on Gerry Street on Feb. 19.

The victim said that she was arguing with her friend inside of an apartment between Throop Avenue and Broadway at 5 am when her compatriot got steamed and threatened her with a butter knife.

The angry woman left, but returned to do the deed, cops said.

Operation fight back

A man was arrested for snatching a phone out of a G train passenger’s hand at the Flushing Avenue station on Feb. 17, NYPD officials said.

The victim said that she was sitting on the train at 11 am when the suspect grabbed the device as the doors opened up at the station near Marcy Avenue and Wallabout Street.

The woman jumped up and chased the accused, he threw the phone, cracking the screen, and officers caught up to him a few blocks away, according to a police report.

— Danielle Furfaro

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: