Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
A driver got out of his car and hit a delivery guy with a club after a near run-in on Lafayette Avenue on March 22, according to cops.
The 53-year-old delivery man told police he was driving his scooter at the intersection of Carlton Avenue at 7:15 pm, and almost got hit by a blue four-door sedan.
He and the driver were arguing before the driver got out of his car with a club, cops said. Then the driver attacked the scooter-bound food messenger with a club, got back in his car, and drove away, police said.
Police are looking out for the burglar or burglars responsible for three break-ins at neighborhood businesses this week.
• The first happened at a Chinese food restaurant on Fulton Street, overnight on March 17, police said.
The owner told cops she locked up the eatery between Saint Felix Street and Fort Greene Place at 11 pm on March 16, and when she opened the doors at 11 am the next day, she found that the register and bank machine had been broken into. The burglars also took a tablet and an electric bike, according to police. The owner told authorities it looked like the crook came in through a vent in the ceiling, and left through the back door.
• The other two break-ins occurred at neighboring restaurants on Dekalb Avenue between Ashland Place and Saint Felix Street overnight on March 20, according to authorities. Both owners told police they came in to find their back doors unlocked and their registers smashed.
Police said three toughs took a phone and cash from a couple of teens on March 20, on Adelphi Street.
The teens told police they were standing around between Dekalb and Lafayette avenues at 4 pm, when three guys in hoodies came over and asked for the time. Then the guys made the kids fork over their goods, police said.
Police arrested a 39-year-old man for trying to rob someone on Park Avenue on March 22.
The 20-year-old victim told police he was walking on the sidewalk between Cumberland Street and Carlton Avenue at 1:18 pm when the suspect came up and asked him for money, saying, “Do you have money? Give me some money.”
The victim refused, and when the crook started going through his pockets, he told him to stop, authorities said. Then the guy punched him in the mouth and in the eye, before cops showed up and slapped cuffs on the bad guy, according to reports.
Police said a sneak stole a woman’s purse right from her hand while she stood on Fulton Street on March 18.
The 44-year-old victim told cops she was talking on her phone near Hudson Avenue at 3:30 pm when the crook came from Rockwell Place, snuck up behind her, and grabbed her Gucci bag right from her hand. The purse contained money orders, a MetroCard, and an insurance card.
Cops busted a 53-year-old suspect on Fulton Street who they say lifted a wallet from a woman’s purse on a bus on March 18.
The 47-year-old victim told police she noticed the guy take her wallet while she road the bus at 5 pm. Cops arrested the suspect when the bus stopped near Flatbush Avenue.
A goon grabbed a 25-year-old woman’s phone and ran in to a nearby apartment building on Classon Avenue on March 19.
She said she was walking along Classon at 1 pm when the crook came up from behind near the intersection with Lafayette Avenue, grabbed her phone out of her hand, and darted in to a building in the nearby Lafayette Houses.
Police did not find the guy, according to reports.
Police said a quick crook snagged a backpack from a doctor’s office on S. Portland Avenue on March 21.
The 40-year-old doctor located between Fulton and Lafayette streets told cops she was seeing a patient at 9 am, and left the door to her office open. The sneak grabbed a backpack containing a laptop, a tablet, and a phone, according to the police report.
Someone lifted her a 62-year-old woman’s pocketbook from inside her Dekalb Avenue hospital room sometime between March 20 and 21, according to reports.
The patient told police she saw the bag in her room between Ashland and Fort Greene places at 10 pm on March 20, and noticed it missing at 2:30 pm the next day. The bag had her driver’s license, debit and credit cards, and a prescription medication, cops said.
— Matthew Perlman
©2014 Community News Group
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