Kids knock woman to the ground and try to rob her

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Knocked down

A pair of punks bashed a woman before unsuccessfully trying to steal her purse on Myrtle Avenue on May 12.

The 54-year-old victim told police she was walking near N. Portland Avenue at 7:30 pm when she noticed a group of six to eight kids sitting along the wall to Fort Greene Park. Then one of them ran towards her and struck her in the back of the head with an unknown object, making her dizzy and causing her to fall to the ground, cops said. While she was down, another jerk reached into her purse to try to steal her property. But the woman held her bag tightly and the nogoodnik was unable to snatch anything from it and fled through the park.

The lady eventually went to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a concussion, according to a report.

Senior suckerpunch

Cops cuffed a guy who allegedly punched a 69-year-old woman in the face inside her Clinton Avenue residence on May 14.

The 27-year-old suspect knocked the woman in the noggin while she was in her apartment near Willoughby Avenue at around 9:30 pm, authorities said.


A burglar broke into a Lexington Avenue apartment building and stole $1,000 from the laundry room’s coin machine in the wee hours of May 7.

The sneak entered the building near Grand Avenue between 1:20 am and 3 am and crept into the basement’s laundry room, a report said. He then broke the coin machine and took the loot.

Next, he entered the garage area and broke the passenger-side window of a parked car and snatched $1,000 out of it, cops said. He finished his spree by clipping a lock to a bike and taking it, authorities said.


Some weasel smashed his way into a Clinton Avenue residence, shattering its window sometime between May 11 and 12.

The owner of the apartment by Park Avenue left his digs at 6 pm on May 11 and returned at 5:30 pm the next day to find that the front left window had been shattered and opened, all the lights were on, and hand prints were on the wall next to the window, according to a report. He searched his pad and discovered that nothing had been taken, cops said.

Bag grab

A baddie snatched a woman’s bag off of her wrist as she was walking on S. Oxford Street on May 11.

The lady was strolling near Lafayette Avenue at 8:04 pm when she heard footsteps behind her, she told police. The thief then came up from behind and stole her bag — containing her phone, credit card, and keys — off her wrist, according to a report.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 5:59 pm, July 9, 2018
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