Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
Phone Shop Wipers
A couple of thieves stole a ton of smartphones from a Myrtle Avenue store on March 4.
Police say the two crooks entered an AT&T store near Ryerson Street around 10:30 a.m. and locked the front door while threatening the victim with a handgun. They rounded up a selection of Samsung, LG and Apple smartphones and Apple watches, worth a total of nearly $50,000, and ordered the employee to stay in the back of the store until he left.
A witness said the two suspects left in a blue Mercedes-Benz sedan.
Tire iron battle
A knucklehead attacked a driver with a tire iron on Flushing Avenue on March 1.
Police said the victim was stopped at a red light on the corner of Classon Avenue at 4.30am when someone knocked on the rear window of the vehicle. He got out of the car and saw that the knocker was holding a tire iron. The two got into a verbal argument, which ended when the villain hit the victim on the head with the iron. A witness saw it all and wrote down the attacker’s license plate number.
Slipped essential packages
A sneaky thief grabbed packages containing essentials from a Vanderbilt Avenue apartment building on February 24.
The victim told police someone entered his building near Gates Avenue between February 14 and 24 and stole newly delivered boxes containing microfiber cloths, deodorant and boxers.
Returns from parcel thieves
Just days after a bum stole candy from an apartment building on Vanderbilt Avenue, a resident of that same building caught a thief picking up mail in the same lobby.
Police said the worm allegedly buzzed into an apartment building near Gates Avenue around noon on March 1 and claimed it was delivering packages. But when the victim got off, he found the worm piling boxes onto a black hand truck and rolling them outside, where another resident, who had seen the burglar enter the building with the empty hand truck , yelled at him.
Police arrested the suspected thief at the scene.
Clever scammer steals equipment
A con artist broke into an apartment building on Classon Avenue and stole a host of equipment on March 2.
Police say the villain picked the lock on the interior door of the building near Fulton Street around 4am and took the elevator down to the basement, where he loaded up Black and Decker tools , electrical supplies and a karaoke machine in front of the victim. came down and confronted him. The bandit pounced on the victim and ran upstairs, carrying his loot with him.
A car parked on Oxford Walk on the night of February 28 was taken away.
The victim told police that she parked the 2021 Honda near Park Avenue around 7:30 p.m. on February 28, but when she returned to pick up the car around 2 a.m., it was gone. License plate readers followed the car across the Brooklyn Bridge and FDR Drive.