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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Shot in the dark

Some malefactor shot a guy in the leg while he was walking down Clinton Street on May 21, police said.

The 29-year-old victim told police he was near Henry Street at 1:10 am when he heard gun shots and then realized a bullet had hit his right lower knee, a police report said.

Emergency responders tool him to New York Methodist Hospital.

Tough teens

Two delinquents pushed a fellow teen down and bashed him while he was down on Smith Street on May 23.

The 15-year-old victim told police the two good-for-nothings pushed him to the ground near Fourth Place at 3:56 pm and punched him in the stomach and face. The two jerks tried to grab his bag and cellphone, but ended up running away with nothing, according to a report.

Caffeine withdrawals

A knave stole a woman’s bag — containing her wallet and Starbucks gift cards — after she got off a bus on Wolcott Street on May 19.

The woman told police she noticed her pocketbook was missing once she got off the bus near Van Brunt Street. It had her brown leather Cole-Hann wallet inside, which contained her Zipcar card, MetroCard, five credit cards, $200, two gift cards for the coffee chain, and her driver’s license, police said.

The jerk also made unauthorized charges on her cards, according to authorities.

Wheel crime

A thief rode off with a guy’s bicycle and a bunch of his bike equipment from the hallway of his Luquer Street building while he was gone between May 12 and May 18, police said.

The victim told police he left his home near Clinton Street on May 12 at 9 pm, and when he returned at 4:15 pm six days later, his gray Raleigh clubman bike was gone, along with his black bike seat, pinhead bike lock, black Kryptonite bike lock, and bike rack.

— Julianne Cuba

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

Anthony Caputo from Summerfield, Florida says:
I grew up on Walcott Street and lived over the A&P on Van Brunt Street and Walcott. When I lived there you never had to worry about robberies, rape or any other kind of crime. Between the police and men of the neighborhood, your life was over if you tried to rob or hurt someone. Most of the men were WWll or Korean war Veterans. They knew how to keep the peace. Don't get me wrong, it was a tough neighborhood and if you didn't live there, you stayed away from there.
May 31, 2016, 12:41 pm

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