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Cops in the 61 Precinct weren’t just blowing wind last week when they asked this paper to warn renters and readers to lock their fire escape windows, as this week has seen yet another rash of fire-escape-assisted burglaries.
• A thief ransacked a man’s E. 15th Street apartment on Feb. 7, taking jewelry.
The victim told police that he left his home between Avenues U and V at 6 am, and returned that evening to find that his apartment was in upheaval, and a window leading to his fire escape was unlocked.
• A burglar looted jewelry and designer shades from a woman’s E. 15th Street apartment on Feb. 7.
The victim told police that she left her home between Avenues U and V at 8 am, and returned at 7:45 pm to find she was missing a pair of Dolce and Gabana sunglasses, two watches, and a pair of earrings. The victim said she left her door bolted and locked, but that she forgot to shut the latch on her fire escape window.
• A burglar plundered a woman’s E. 17th Street apartment on Feb. 5, gaining entrance by — surprise, surprise — scaling the victim’s fire escape and entering her unlocked window.
The victim told police that she left her home between Avenues R and S at 3 pm, and returned at 8:30 pm to find thousands dollars worth of designer watches — in addition to an iPad 2, Prada sunglasses, and a Samsung Galaxy cellphone — gone.
• A burglar ransacked a woman’s E. 17th Street apartment on Feb. 5.
The victim told police that she left her home between Avenues R and S at 5 pm, and returned at 8 pm to find that her apartment was in shambles and that she was missing $5,000, an HP laptop, an iPad Mini, and thousands more in jewelry and precious stones. Her bedroom window — the one attached to a fire escape —was open.
• A thief’s attempt to break into a woman’s E. 12th Street apartment on Feb. 6 was foiled, because the victim actually locked her window!
The victim told police that she left her home between Avenues R and S at 8:45 am, and returned at 9:45 pm to find the top portion of her fire-escape window pulled down, and the blinds mangled. Fortunately, the crook couldn’t make a gap large enough to fit through and eventually fled, cops said.
A college student bit a cop while resisting arrest for acting up in a classroom at the school’s Oriental Boulevard campus on Feb. 5, police said.
The arresting officer said she was stationed at the college near Oxford Street at 8:20 pm when she noticed the suspect shouting and causing a scene inside a classroom. She placed him under arrest, but he resisted as the officer and her partner walked him out, and at one point lashed out and bit one of the cops.
Two thugs cracked a man’s skull with a set of brass knuckles on E. 28th Street on Jan. 27.
The victim told police that he was near Avenue U at 3 am when the suspects approached and asked if he had a cellphone. The victim said he did not and walked on, but the suspects followed him.
One of the thugs, wielding brass knuckles, fractured the victim’s skull during the fracas, for which he was treated at Kings County Hospital, cops said.
A 45-year-old man was arrested for pelting a woman with avocados in an Avenue Y bodega on Jan. 29.
The victim told police that she was inside the grocery store between E. 17th and E. 18th streets at 3 pm when she and the suspect began arguing. Eventually, the suspect got fed up and began hurling avocados, striking the victim in the face.
— Colin MixsonReach reporter Colin MIxson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (718) 260-4514.
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