Police: Student drives off in teacher’s car

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill


Cops cuffed a guy who they say stole his teacher’s car from a school on Clermont Avenue on April 21.

The teacher told cops she parked her vehicle in the school parking lot by Atlantic Avenue at 8 am, but it was nowhere to be found when she went out to find it at 3 pm. She then remembered she left her keys in her coat pocket inside the classroom and realized a student had removed it, according to a report.

The teacher identified the student by checking out the school’s surveillance camera and police tracked down the car to outside his home on Classon Avenue the next day at 9:27 am, officials reported.


A gaggle of goons bashed a guy after they tried to take his phone on Carlton Avenue on April 21.

The victim told police he was with his friend near Lafayette Avenue at 6 pm when he was surrounded by at least 10 kids. One of the jerks creeped up behind the guy and tried to take his iPhone from his hand, but was unsuccessful, instead removing his Apple headphones, cops said. He then punched the victim on the right side of his face, causing pain and swelling, according to a report.

Out gifted

A man was left empty-handed after a trio of nogoodniks beat him up and stole his wedding gifts on Washington Avenue on April 22.

Authorities said the guy was near Lafayette Avenue at 9:22 pm when three louts started to walk by him. As they were passing, one of them turned and punched the victim in the left side of the face, cutting his ear and lip, police said. The baddie then grabbed the guy’s bag, which contained two bottles of rosé wine, a wedding card, and personal check, according to the police report.

Holiday heartbreak

A thief broke into a woman’s Washington Avenue apartment while she was away from the afternoon of April 19 to the next night and lifted her jewelry.

The victim told cops she went on holiday at 3:30 pm on April 19, but when she returned to her home near DeKalb Avenue the next night at 9:15 pm, she noticed her jewelry box was missing. The sneak pocketed her Burberry watch, gold bracelet, pearls, and family jewelry, according to a report.


A sticky-fingered weasel stole a woman’s purse as she was getting her afternoon cup of joe on S. Portland Avenue on April 22.

The woman told police she ordered a cup of coffee at the cafe near Fulton Street at 2 pm, and when she turned her back someone stole her bag, which contained her credit cards and leather wallet.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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