A 20-year-old man was robbed of his phone just after 9 p.m. on March 24th while walking along Jackson Street approaching Manhattan Avenue, according to police.
The victim told police he was approached by an unknown man, from behind, who grabbed his phone, while another man appeared from across the street and pointed what appeared to the victim to be a firearm.
Victim said he tried to wrest the phone from his assailant, but gave up when he realized his accomplice had a gun.
The thieves then dashed on foot along Jackson Street, according to police.
Bagel Store Robbed
A Bedford Avenue bagel shop was robbed around 9:30 p.m., on March 28th.
A store employee told police that the thief entered the store located between North 6th and North 7th Streets, and grabbed $20 in cash from the tip jar, and bolted out the door.
The employee gave chase and caught up with the perp at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and Union Avenue, at which point the latter pulled out a knife, which prompted the employee to walk away, according to police.
The employee did not sustain any injuries, and police are continuing to investigate the incident.
House Robbed on North 8th
A burglar broke into a North 8th Street apartment on March 24th, making off with jewelry and electronics.
The 28-year-old victim was asleep at home, when the burglar entered between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and grabbed an Apple iPad, a Macbook, a pearl necklace and bracelets.
There was no sign of forced entry, and the doors and windows had been locked at the time of the robbery, according to police.
The victim told police that she suspected a connection between the burglary and an ongoing dispute she is having with the new landlord of the building, but the police are yet unable to substantiate those claims, and are continuing to pursue the matter.
Woman Robbed While Asleep, As Boyfriend Watches TV
A 40-year-old woman was robbed of her bag and credit cards while she was asleep at home, and her boyfriend sat watching television in the living room, according to police.
The victim’s boyfriend told police that he thought he heard someone in the kitchen just before midnight on March 28th. When he went to investigate he noticed that his girlfriend’s bag was missing from the kitchen table, and that the front door had been left slightly ajar.
There are no currently no leads on the suspect. Police are continuing to investigate the matter.
$22,000 stolen from ATM
Unidentified perp(s) made off with $22,000 in cash from an ATM on North 6th Street, according to police.
The crime was first reported to police by the bank manager. He told police that he received a call from the owner of the building telling him the ATM machine had been damaged.
Upon arriving at the scene the bank manager discovered the ATM had been tampered with and the money gone.
Police suspect the crime took place between 5 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on March 23rd, when no one was present at the bank. They are continuing to investigate the matter.
Coffee Shop Robbery
A coffee shop located on Franklin Street was robbed of an Apple laptop on March 29th between 9 and 10 a.m.
The clerk working at the coffee shop at the time told police that he saw two suspicious persons enter the shop that morning. While he was distracted, they grabbed the laptop, stuffed it in a duffel bag, and ran out the door, according to police.
The perps were caught on the shop’s surveillance footage, and the police are using that information to nab the suspects.
Date Turned Burglary
A date quickly went south for a 22-year-old woman who refused to have sex with the man she was on a date with.
The victim told police that she had a verbal dispute with her date on the night of March 30 just after 1 a.m. because he was pressuring her to go home with him.
The agitated suspect then grabbed the victim’s cell phone from her hand and made off toward subway on Lorimer Street.
The victim was unable to find her phone using the enabled tracking devices on the phone, and police are continuing to investigate the matter.
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