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A trio of armed men invaded a woman’s Ten Eyck Street home, tied her up, and robbed her on May 17.
The woman told police that she was in her apartment between Humboldt Street and Bushwick Avenue at 7:40 pm when three guys came down the building stairs as she was open opening the door to her apartment and forced their way in. Once the door was closed, they dragged the woman into the living room.
“Where’s the money?” they asked her. “Where’s the drugs?”
They zip tied the woman’s hands together and one of the men punched her in the head and pointed a gun at her chest while the two other men ransacked her apartment. They got away with an iPad, gold rings, gold bracelets, gold chains, and a Nokia cellphone. When then fled the apartment, they warned the woman not to call police.
A schemer tried getting money from a Bedford Avenue business on May 17 by claiming to be from Con Edison — but was foiled by the quick-thinking owner.
The con called the business between S. Third and S. Fourth streets at 6:03 pm and told the owner that the business owed $1,400 to Con Edison and had to pay within the next two hours or the gas would be shut off.
The 40-year-old owner did not pay up and instead called the actual gas company to confirm that he owed the amount. They told him he did not.
Someone broke into a woman’s car parked on River Street on May 18 and stole her laptop from her backseat.
The woman told police that she parked her car at the southeast corner of Metropolitan Avenue at 5:30 pm. When she came back at 10:45 pm that same night, she found the rear passenger-side window of her 2013 Volkswagen smashed and her laptop and travel bag missing.
A burglar broke into a business on Grand Street on May 17 and stole an Xbox 360.
The owner told police that someone broke into his business between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue sometime between 4:30 am and 7 am that day. The thief smashed the front door with a brick and once inside removed an Xbox 360.
A robber snatched a woman’s purse as she was waiting for the bus on Lorimer Street on May 16.
The 61-year-old victim told police that she was waiting for the B 48 bus at the southeast corner of Broadway at 9:50 pm when a guy grabbed her purse sitting next to her on the bench and then ran up Broadway.
A trio of men tried to rob a phone from a teenager as he was walking home from school on Bushwick Avenue on May 14.
The 17-year-old victim told police that he was in back of a public housing project at the corner of Flushing Avenue at 2 pm when three guys walked up to him and asked him for his phone.
One of the thieves threatened to shoot him while another tried to reach into his pocket to grab the phone, but missed. Then they all ran off without getting the teen’s phone.
— Danielle Furfaro
©2014 Community Newspaper Group
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