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Police Blotter: 90th Precinct

Graham Avenue Apartment Burgled

A man was robbed of electronic goods inside of his apartment on Graham Avenue on April 7 at about 4 p.m., according to police.

The victim told authorities that he noticed his front door open and his lock damaged when he returned home in the afternoon.

A search of his apartment revealed that his Dell and MacBook laptops– had both been stolen, along with headphones and other hardware.

He told police that he had received a phone call from his building super earlier in the afternoon about neighbors who had called and complained about sounds coming from the apartment.

The neighbors in question have as yet to speak with the police who are continuing to investigate the matter further.

Con Edison Scams Continue

In what appear to be a weekly occurrence in the community, yet another individual was scammed of money by people posing as Con Edison employees.

This time around, a 25-year-old Varick Street warehouse employee was robbed of $1,000 by a man claiming to represent Con Edison.

The victim told the authorities that she received a phone call on the morning of April 7th from a man who threatened to cut off the power supply to the warehouse unless she provided him with the specified money handed out through Money Pak cards.

The victim complied only to later find out when she called Con Edison that she had been duped.

Kidnapping Scam Traps 48-year-old Woman

A 48-year-old woman was robbed of over a thousand dollars by thugs who pretended to have kidnapped her husband, according to police.

On April 8, just after 1 p.m., the victim said she received a call informing her that her husband had been abducted at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Humboldt Street.

The perp demanded a ransom of $2,500 wired immediately to an account in Puerto Rico.

She managed to send over $1,300 only to figure out that her husband was safe and that she had been duped.

Attempted Robbery on Williamsburg Bridge

A gang of four women attempted to rob a 13-year-old girl of her handbag as she was crossing the Williamsburg Bridge, according to police.

On April 6th, just after 7 p.m., the victim was walking along the bridge towards the Williamsburg-side exit when four women approached from the front and attempted to grab her bag.

When unsuccessful the women fled in the direction of Manhattan along the bridge.

M-Train Phone Snatchers

In two separate incidents of phone snatching on the same train – a 28-year old and a 58-year-old lost their Samsung smart phones while making their way to Manhattan.

The younger woman had boarded the M train at Myrtle-Wyckoff stop, while the older one entered at Central Avenue. While the train was stopped at Lorimer Street, two different men entered two different train cars that the women were seated in and snatched the phones from their hands.

Both men quickly exited the station and fled on foot along Moore Street.

Woman Attacked by Ex

A 20-year-old woman was attacked by her ex-boyfriend in front of 785 Grand Street on April 7th just after 9 p.m.

The victim told police that her ex-boyfriend was waiting for her outside of her workplace on the night of the attack.

As soon as she exited the building, he grabbed her face and yelled, “I’m going to slap the s**t out of you.”

He took her handbag, which contained her phone and cash, and made off on foot.

Later that same night, he returned the bag to the victim’s mother, who in turn returned to her daughter.

The victim refused to press charges.

Attempted Robbery at Humboldt Street Chinese Restaurant

3 men tried to unsuccessfully rob a Chinese restaurant on Humboldt Street on April 8th at about 9 p.m.

A store employee told police that three men entered the store, one tried to climb through the window on the ordering kiosk, and demanded that the victim hand over all the money in the cash register.

The victim screamed for her husband who ran out from the back of the store only to find the three perps fleeing the store, leaving a trail of overturned tables and chairs in the store.

Door-Slamming Robbery

A 31-year-old had his car door slammed on his hand by a thug who robbed him of his wallet.

On the afternoon of April 10th, as the victim was entering his parked car on Rutledge Street, he was approached by an unknown man who slammed the car door, jamming the victim’s left hand in the door.

He demanded the victim hand over everything he had, and proceeded to place his hand in his pocket, which made the victim believe he was about to pull out a firearm.

The terrified victim handed over his wallet, which had $400 in cash, and the perp fled toward Broadway.

Taxi Shooting

A 16-year-old traveling in a taxi was shot at by a gang of teenagers, but walked away completely unharmed.

On the night of April 5th, the victim was riding in a cab, waiting at a light on Flushing Avenue when a group of teenagers exited a building on the street and noticed him in the cab.

Just then, the light changed and the car began moving. The gang then gave chase and one of the gang members opened fire on the cab. Both the victim and the cabbie were unharmed.

The victim was able to identify one of the gang members as an acquaintance.

Senseless Beating

A 23-year-old was punched several times in the head on April 8th in the late hours of the evening in an apparent senseless act of violence.

The victim told police that he was walking along Morton Street when an unknown man approached him from behind and began punching him on the head. A second perp joined in the beating shortly after.

The duo attempted to remove his jacket, but then, just as abruptly as the beating began, they decided to flee the scene.

Police are continuing to investigate the case.

Home Invasion on Lorimer Street

A 46-year-old woman and two of her family members were tied and gagged as their home on Lorimer Street was robbed on the night of April 8th.

The woman told police that she responded to a knock on her door just after 8 p.m. that night. When she opened the door, one of the burglars pushed open the door and whacked her head with the end of his pistol.

Along with his accomplice, he then proceeded to tie up with the residents of the home with red zip ties and covered their heads with towels.

The thugs, dressed in ski masks and gloves, according to victim, then made off with a laptop, a wedding ring, other jewelry, and over $2,000 in cash.

Police are continuing to investigate the matter.

Attacked by Baby’s Daddy

A man who fathered the children of a 28-year-old Williamsburg woman, beat her when she confronted him about his infidelities.

On April 6, just after 10 p.m., the woman got into an argument with the man at her Humboldt Street apartment.

Argument quickly escalated out of control, and the man grabbed her neck and then shoved her inside a bedroom closet.

The victim told police that she was fearful for her life and that of her children.

The suspect was arrested shortly afterward.

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