Subway Phone Snatcher
A 39-year-old woman was robbed of her cell phone as she was boarding the J train on the corner Broadway and Lorimer Street on March 30th, according to police.
The victim told police that the perp reached into the train from the platform and grabbed her phone from her hand around 9:30 p.m. that night.
She gave chase but wasn’t able to catch up, and the suspect bolted down the stairs and out of the station, according to police.
A 19-year-old witness to the incident called the police at the time and described the suspect as a man between 20-30 years old, with a black, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Police are continuing to investigate the matter.
Thieves make off with Fred Perry Merchandise
A clothing store on Grand Street was robbed of over $1,000 in Fred Perry merchandise on March 28th.
The salesperson told police that two men in their 30s walked into the store around 7 p.m. that evening and grabbed a jacket and three sweaters.
The salesperson described one of the suspects as wearing a black hoodie, jeans, and shiny boots, and the other wearing a dark colored pair of jeans and a jacket.
Police are continuing to investigate the matter.
Williamsburg Pizza Robbery
Employees returning to work at a Union Avenue pizza joint on the morning of March 28th noticed that the store had been broken into.
They told police they noticed the front security gate was unlocked, the cash register pried open with $340 missing from it, and a safe containing $200 was missing when they arrived at the shop around 9:30 a.m.
Police are looking at security footage from the area to apprehend the perps.
Unattended Car Robbed of $2500 in Goods
A 30-year-old man was robbed of possessions he left unattended in his car in front of 195 Broadway on March 29th, just after midnight, according to police.
The victim told police that he had parked his car and gone into a bar across the street. When he returned an hour later he noticed that his house keys, which were lying on the center console in the car, were missing.
In addition, he found the trunk empty.
The items stolen from the trunk included assorted clothing, stationary goods, a backpack, and a laptop – all totaling about $2,500.
Police are continuing to investigate the matter further.
A 46-year-old Flushing Avenue resident was victim to a fake kidnapping scam on March 26th, according to police.
The victim told police that she received a text message around 4 p.m. that day informing her that her family members had been in a car accident and had been subsequently kidnapped.
The fraudster asked the victim to give him $500 in exchange for her family members to be released.
The woman instead informed the police, and discovered that all her family members were safe, and had never been involved in an accident.
The police investigation is ongoing.
Battle Over Wages
A Meserole Street factory worked and his employee duked it out over unpaid wages on the morning of March 24th, according to police.
The argument started as a verbal disagreement between the employer and the worker. The latter then became agitated and struck the employer’s neck and used a metal pipe to strike his thigh.
The 41-year-old victim sustained an abrasion to his neck, and swelling, contusion, and pain in the thigh.
Police apprehended the 50-year-old suspect at the scene of the crime.
Mother Beats Son with Plastic Hanger
An 11-year-old was struck repeatedly with a plastic hanger by his mother.
The victim told police that on March 30th, just after 10 a.m. his mother started beating him with a hanger striking his legs, arms, back and head while at their Havemeyer Street Apartment. The reason behind the beating remains unknown.
The case was taken up with child services, and the mother was placed in police custody.
Man Robbed by Gang of Six
A man walking along South 3rd Street on the night of March 27th was robbed of his iPhone by a gang of six thugs.
The victim told police that he was walking toward Marcy Avenue from South 3rd Street when four unknown men approached him from behind and asked him to hand over all his possessions.
Two other men then went through his pockets and grabbed his phone and headphones.
The victim was unharmed. Police were unable to find the phone using the enabled tracking device.
Bushwick Teen Attacked by Co-Residents
A Bushwick Houses teenager was savagely attacked by two co-residents, teens as well, according to police.
The 18-year-old victim told police that on March 27th just after 10 a.m. he was punched and kicked several times on the head and face by a couple of residents from his housing development.
The perps, a boy aged 17, and a girl aged 14, grabbed the victim’s cell phone and left him with cuts, bruises, and swelling along the left eye and the forehead.
The victim was taken to Woodhull hospital to be treated for his injuries.
The police are continuing to investigate the matter further.
A man was scammed of over $300 by a perp posing as a Con Edison employee, according to police.
The victim told police that on March 26 just after 2 p.m. he received a call at his workplace on Clymer Street.
The man on the phone told him that he was a Con Edison employee and was calling because the victim’s bill was past due, and that the company would be sending an agent to cut off the power supply unless the victim immediately met the caller’s demands.
The perp asked the victim to purchase a cash card from the nearby Walgreens and provide him with the information in order to pay the bill.
The victim only thought to Google the phone from which he had been called after the conversation. By then he had already been defrauded of $364.
Police are investigating the matter further.
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