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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Subway snatch

Two guys followed a teen into the Clinton-Washington subway station on Feb. 11 and stole his phone, police said.

The 13-year-old told police he was heading down the stairs into the station at 3:45 pm, when two toughs pushed him against the wall and said, “Who you be with? Who you beat up?”

One of the guys stood lookout while the other took a cellphone from the kid’s pocket before both took off towards the street, police said.

Rappelling robber

An acrobatic crook robbed a church on Adelphi Street during the night of Feb. 10, escaping through a second floor window with the help of a rope, police said.

The rappelling robber made off $150 in cash from the safe inside the church between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues, according to the cops.


Two crooks robbed a man of his wallet at gunpoint on Washington Park on Feb. 11, police said.

The 33-year-old man was walking near Willoughby Avenue at around noon, when two guys approached and told him, “Give me all of your stuff,” cops said.

The victim handed over his yellow wallet, which had $20 and credit and debit cards, according to the report.

Phone fight

Police arrested a man who they say beat up an 18-year-old woman and stole her phone in an apartment in the Ingersoll Houses on Feb. 11, cops said.

The man and woman got into a verbal dispute in the apartment on Saint Edwards Street between Monument Walk and Auburn Place at 9 pm, before the guy pinned her to a bed and started choking her and punching her in the back of the head, according to police.

The victim told cops the 19-year-old took her phone during the fight and pulled out a black handgun, saying “What happened now.” She fled, and cops arrested the man but did not recover a gun, according to the police report.


A woman was arrested for dumping bleach on her ex-boyfriend at his home on Fulton Street on Feb. 10, cops said.

The 17-year-old victim told police his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend showed up at his house between Carlton Avenue and Adelphi Street at 8 am, and confronted him as he left his building.

She was carrying a bottle of bleach and dumped it on his lower back, damaging his jacket and clothes, police said. Cops arrested the girl at her home.


A man stabbed a 21-year-old with an unknown object on Myrtle Avenue in the Ingersoll Houses on Feb. 16, according to police.

The victim did not cooperate with the cops, but told them the assailant fled on Myrtle Avenue towards Fleet Place at 3:30 pm.

Slash and dash

A guy punched his girlfriend and slashed her with a knife in her home on Putnam Avenue on Feb. 16, cops said.

The 48-year-old woman was fighting with her boyfriend at the home between Downing Street and Irving Place at 4:05 pm, when the brute punched her in the face, leaving a lump, police said.

Then the guy cut her on the hand with a knife and took off, leaving the victim to be taken to the Brooklyn Hospital Center for treatment, according to cops.

Unexpected visitor

A man nearly broke into an apartment on S. Oxford Street on Feb. 11, cops said.

A 44-year-old woman heard a loud noise while sitting in her apartment between Atlantic Avenue and Hanson Place at 2 pm, and when she went to check it out she noticed the front door moving, and an object poking through the door jam, police said.

She screamed and the goon took off, according cops.

Police investigated and found the would-be-burglar had entered the building by removing a small window near the front door and reaching inside to open it, the report said.

Pet products go missing

A pirate swiped a package containing dog accessories from the hallway of an apartment on S. Oxford Street on Feb. 12, cops said.

The 29-year-old victim who lives between Atlantic Avenue and Hanson Place said his pet supplies never arrived, and reported the package missing at 2 pm, according to the police report.

Not my account

Someone opened a new cellphone account in the name of a 53-year-old woman who lives on Cumberland Street sometime before Feb. 7, police said.

The victim, who lives between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue, noticed the $161.90 charge on her phone bill at 4:40 pm, according to the report.

A lot of lotion

A crook snatched $1,088 worth of beauty products from a Myrtle Avenue pharmacy on Feb. 10, police said.

The manager of the store between Ashland and Fleet Place, told police someone nabbed the products, which included facial cream, lotion, body wash, cocoa butter, and deodorant, at 2:15 pm and took off.

Tablet taken

A slick thief snagged a tablet from the hands of a subway passenger near the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station on Feb. 11.

The 27-year-old victim told police he boarded a Manahattan-bound Q train at Neck Road at 9:15 am.

As the train pulled into Atlantic, a guy in his 20s grabbed the electronic device and jumped off the train, according to cops.

Visionary criminal

Someone snagged $8,000 worth of eye glasses from a store on Flatbush Avenue Extension on Feb. 14, according to cops.

The goon came into the store between Fulton Street and Dekalb Avenue at 3:55 pm and removed the glasses from the display case before taking off, police said.

Out from under him

A vandal swiped all four wheels from a car parked on Park Avenue sometime between Feb. 12 and on Feb. 14, according to police.

The car’s 34-year-old owner told police he parked the vehicle between Adelphi Street and Clermont Avenue at 5 pm, and when he returned on Feb. 14 at 7 am, his car was missing its tires and rims.

Phone snatched

A thief snatched a woman’s phone as she walked along Lafayette Avenue on Feb. 15, police said.

The 41-year-old victim told cops she was texting her husband while walking near Carlton Avenue at 2 pm when the thug came out of no where, snagged her phone, and took off on Lafayette towards Cumberland Street.

Wallet grabbed

A criminal snatched a woman’s wallet from her purse in a restaurant on Fulton Street on Feb. 15

The 35-year-old victim left her bag unattended on a bench in the restaurant between Washington Avenue and St. James Place at 11:30 am, and when she came back the wallet was gone, according to police. She told cops it contained some cash, a passport, and a debit card.

Car break-in

A scoundrel robbed a GPS and a laptop from a car parked on Adelphi Street on Feb. 16, police said.

The 43-year-old owner parked his vehicle between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues at 4 am and when he returned at 11 am, the passenger-side window was smashed and the items were missing, according to cops.

Grand theft Civic

Someone swiped a 1992 Honda Civic from Ashland Place sometime overnight on Feb. 11, according to police.

The 38-year-old owner said he left the car between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Street and 9 pm and returned at noon the next day to find it gone, cops said.

— Matthew Perlman

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