Four vehicles go missing in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Autos on the lam

Four rides went missing this week in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, two motorcycles and two cars, cops said. Here are the details:

• Someone swiped a motorcycle parked on Adelphi Street sometime between May 9 and 15.

The owner told cops he left his ride between Park and Flushing avenues at 4 pm on May 9, and returned at 8 am on May 15 to find it missing.

• The second chopper, chained to a telephone pole on Emerson Place, also went missing sometime between May 9 and 15.

The victim told cops he left his bike between Myrtle and Park avenues at 11:30 pm on May 9, police said. The victim told cops when he returned May 15 at 3 pm, the 2006 Honda was gone.

• A thief rode off in a woman’s car parked on Washington Avenue sometime between the morning of May 10 and the next day.

She told cops she parked her 1997 Lincoln Continental between Park and Myrtle avenues at 10 am, and when she returned at 4 pm on May 11, the car was gone.

A vandal took a van parked on Vanderbilt Avenue within a half hour of the owner parking it on May 12 — and deserted it three days later.

The owner said he parked his 2003 Ford E250 work van between Myrtle and Park avenues at 12:20 pm, and went into a store on Myrtle Avenue to repair the air conditioning. When he returned an hour later, it was gone, cops said.

The man found the van three days later, on Willoughby Avenue and Sandford Street, according to a police report. The ignition and doors had been damaged, the report says.

More car trouble

There were two car break-ins reported in the precinct this week.

• Someone smashed the window of car parked on N. Elliott Place sometime overnight on May 15 — and stole a portable music player and the car’s navigation system.

The victim told police said she left the vehicle near Flushing Avenue at 10:30 pm, and returned the next day at 4 pm to find the rear passenger-side window smashed and the things missing.

• The next day a fiend broke the window of a vehicle parked on Rockwell Place and stole a woman’s purse.

The victim said someone snagged a purse from her car near Lafayette Avenue and stole her pocketbook.

Group attack

Four tough guys beat up a 44-year-old on S. Oxford Street on May 12, making off with $400 in cash.

The victim told police he was walking near the corner of Atlantic Avenue at 12:30 am when the brutes started beating him. He said they removed his cash, jumped in a Nissan Altima, and sped away. Authorities took the victim to the hospital.

Chinese food take-down

Someone robbed a Chinese food deliveryman as he tried to drop off food to a Carlton Avenue apartment building on May 12, cops said.

The 24-year-old victim told police he was bringing a delivery order to the apartment between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue at 5 pm. In the lobby, someone came up to him and started punching him in the face, according to a police report.

Then the goon grabbed the food, $20 in cash, and ran up the stairs into the building, the report said. Authorities took the deliveryman to the hospital for treatment.

Gunpoint hesitation

A 21-year-old man told police he was held up at gunpoint on Grand Avenue on May 12.

The victim told cops he was near Putnam Avenue at 10:20 pm when a couple of guys came over and said, “Give me your phone.” The victim hesitated, and one of the guys pulled out a black handgun, according to a police report.

The gunman asked “What’s in your pockets?” and told his partner to search the shaken victim, the report says. They found $280 in cash and a cellphone, and then took off running on foot on Grand towards Gates Avenue, cops said.

Little payoff

A woman attacked a Myrtle Avenue store attendant when he tried to stop her from stealing a bottle of nail polish remover on May 14.

The clerk was in the store, between N. Portland Avenue and Saint Edwards Street at 5:33 pm when the woman came in and took the nail care product, according to a police report.

When she tried to leave without paying, the clerk attempted to stop her, but she started punching him in the face and body before taking off, the report says. The beauty product was priced at $1.09, the report says.

Bad bump

Cops cuffed a 62-year-old man who they say attacked his house-mate in their Carlton Avenue home on May 12.

The 51-year-old victim told cops he was in his room between Myrtle and Park avenues at 6:55 pm. He bumped into the other guy while he was leaving the room, and the guy became enraged, attacking the victim with a broom, cops said.


A 44-year-old man was arrested for chucking a log at another man on Steuben Street on May 14.

The 42-year-old victim said the two were out on the street between Myrtle and Park avenues at 8:10 pm when the amateur lumberjack tried to hit him with a log, according to a police report. The log missed but hit the victim’s bike, the report says.

Incomplete deliveries

Cops said packages in two Clinton Hill buildings went missing this week.

• A sneak stole a shipment of law textbooks from Washington Avenue building lobby on May 11.

The victim told cops the burglar must have made his way into the building between Park and Myrtle avenues sometime after 3 but before 5 am

• Two days later, packages were plucked from a building on Classon Avenue on May 13.

The owner of the building between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues reported the packages stolen out of the vestibule at 4 am, cops said. A police report says the guy made off with $500.

Bad night’s sleep

A goon cut a sleeping man’s pocket to steal his wallet on a 4 train on May 17.

The 46-year-old said he boarded the train at Grand Central Station at 5 am, heading towards Brooklyn. He told cops he was intoxicated and fell asleep shortly after boarding, and when he woke up the train had reached the end of the line at New Lots Avenue and turned around, according to a police report.

While exiting the train at Nevins Street, he discovered that his rear pocket had been cut and his wallet removed, the report says. He told cops he had $350 in cash, plus debit and credit cards in the wallet.

— Matthew Perlman

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