Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
Two men robbed a Chinese food delivery man of his food on Monument Walk and $308 in cash on March 24, authorities said.
The 35-year-old delivery guy told police he went to drop off food to an apartment in the Ingersoll Houses near Park Avenue at 10:50 pm, when two men threatened him with a gun and made him hand over his food, and his cash.
Police said a con man tried to pay for his sandwich at a Classon Avenue deli using a one dollar bill on March 28 — and then demanded that the clerk give him $20 in change.
A worker told police the guy ordered a sandwich from the deli, between Putnam and Gates avenues, at 6:39 am, and tried to pay $1. The clerk said the punk told him he had given him a $20, and demanded that he return it.
The deli man saw a black handgun in the tough guy’s pocket and forked over the bill, cops said. The goon took off with his $19 haul down Classon towards Fulton Street, according to police.
Police said three thugs tried and failed to rob a 34-year-old man on Waverly Avenue on March 28.
The man was between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street at 2:25 pm when someone came up from behind, put him in a choke hold, and threw him to the ground, cops said.
A second and then a third thief came over and tried to grab the guy’s phone, headphones, and bag but could not, according to the report. The victim’s phone broke in the struggle, and the three punks took off towards Fulton Street, cops said.
Police cuffed a 17-year-old who they say tried to steal a phone from the backpack of a police decoy at the Fulton Street G station on March 26.
Cops said their carrot was standing in the station at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, with a phone in the mesh pocket of his back pack at 3:32 pm. They arrested the teen after seeing him bump into the decoy, reach into the pocket, and take the phone, police said.
A 36-year-old man told cops his survival gear was swiped from his unlocked car on Waverly Place on March 25.
The victim said he was unloading the vehicle between Flushing and Park avenues at 7 pm and left the car unlocked, according to the report. When he came outside, his backpack — which contained two phones, a mini survival kit, and a fleece hat — was missing from inside the car, police said.
Police said a crafty crook jumped a fence and stole two bikes from a backyard on Willoughby Street on March 26.
The 41-year-old victim told police he had two Montague folding mountain bikes on a rack behind his building, between Fleet and Ashland places. He found them missing on March 28, but a camera showed someone hoping the fence and taking the handy cycles on March 26 at 2 am, police said.
There were two car break-ins near S. Portland Avenue on March 28.
• Someone smashed in a woman’s car window and stole a backpack after she left her car for 10 minutes on S. Portland Avenue on March 28.
She said she parked the car near Hanson Place at 6:25 pm, and returned 10 minutes later to find her passenger-side window smashed and her bag gone, according to the report. Police said the bag contained debit and credit cards.
• The same day, near the same intersection, cops said someone snagged a man’s bag from the trunk of his car.
The 40-year-old said he parked the vehicle and went to work at 3:35 pm, and when he returned at 10:10 pm the bag was gone, according to police. He said it contained a tablet, a cellphone, and a bus ticket.
Police said someone stole a 64-year-old man’s car from Clermont Avenue on March 22.
The man told police he parked his 1990 Honda Accord between Willoughby and Dekalb avenues at 2:30 am, and when he returned at 3 pm, the car was gone.
— Matthew Perlman
©2014 Community News Group
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