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Police Blotters: 90th Precinct

Afterschool Robbery

A 14 –year-old was robbed of his iPhone by two men pretending to carry a gun, according to police.

On May 7th, just after 2:30 p.m., the victim was walking home along with a friend close to the intersection of Flushing and Tompkins Avenue.

Two unknown men approached duo from behind and simulated an action indicating that one of the perps might have a gun in his pocket.

“Gimme your phone and whatever else is in your pocket,” one of the perps yelled at the kids.

The victim said he didn’t actually see a gun but gave them the iPhone regardless upon which the burglars fled on foot.

Haunting Husband

A 56-year-old woman discovered that her dead husband’s Bank of America card was being used to withdraw money, according to police.

The woman had been estranged from her husband for a while before his death on April 10 this year.

But almost a month after his death she discovered that someone had used his credit card to make purchases amounting to $6,000.

Police are continuing to investigate the matter.

Neighborly Fighting

An 11-year-old was assaulted by his 13-year-old neighbor at the public housing on Taylor Street on May 3rd at about 7 p.m., according to police.

The victim said the boy first punched his face and then put him in a headlock.

He grabbed the 11-year-old’s phone and ran off.

Police apprehended the adolescent burglar three days later.

Stray Bullet

A 23-year-old was shot by a stray bullet on May 6 at about 6 p.m. in front of 60 Moore Street, according to police.

He said that while walking down Moore Street he heard numerous shots coming from an unknown direction, and then felt pain to his leg.

He told police he does not know who shot him.

He was taken to a nearby hospital shortly afterward.

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting.

Good Samaritan

A good Samaritan prevented two burglaries on Graham Avenue on May 6th just after midnight, according to police.

He noticed two guys on the roof — one on 75 Graham Avenue and the other on 79 Graham Avenue.

They were trying to gain access to 77 Graham Avenue.

The witness yelled, “off the roof,” several times to the burglars and they ran off towards Manhattan Avenue hopping down from an adjacent roof.

The police checked the location and noticed that the roof hatch was open and burglars’ tools had been left inside the apartment, which is vacant.

Sibling Rivalry

A 26-year-old man was almost stabbed by his 33-year-old sister at their apartment on Stagg Walk, according to police.

On May 11th, around 1 p.m., the man got into an argument with his sister, which escalated into a physical altercation where the sister grabbed a kitchen knife and attempted to stab him.

The victim fled the scene, and sister was arrested by police on the same day.

Rowdy Reveler

A 22-year-old rowdy nightclub visitor was arrested on May 11 outside a Williamsburg Club for creating too much noise, according to police.

Police responded to a noise complaint regarding screaming and shouting coming from the street.

When officers approached the belligerent man, he punched one of the officers several times in the face.

The defendant refused to be cuffed and even upon being brought to the 94th precinct continued to be unruly damaging the bathroom and cell door at the precinct.

Bad Romance

A 34-year-old woman was attacked by her boyfriend because she wouldn’t give him her phone, according to police.

On May 10 at about 9 a.m. inside of their apartment on Broadway, the couple got into an argument because the boyfriend was trying to get her cell phone, which was in her pocket.

He began to punch her about the face, grab her arms, and then pushed her on to the bed and proceeded to choke her.

The victim sustained bruising, swelling and soreness to the neck.

Police arrested the boyfriend on the same day.

Pole Attack

A 26-year-old man was attacked with a metal pole on May 10 around 1 a.m., according to police.

The victim told police that an unknown man approached him as he was walking along McKibben Street and struck him with a metal pole on the left side of his head, which caused him minor lacerations.

He was taken to Woodhull Hospital.

Police arrested his 35-year-old assailant on the same day.

Random Stabbing

A 39-year-old man was stabbed by an unknown man on Leonard Street last week, according to police.

The victim described his assailant as wearing a brown leather coat.

He told police that the man approached him and began arguing with him unnecessarily.

The assailant then stabbed the victim on his neck and chest and fled on foot.

The victim was taken to Woodhull Hospital

Police are continuing to investigate the matter.

Cash Register Attack

A 34-year-old man was struck with a cash register by a man he offered to take home, according to police.

On May 9th, just after 1 a.m., the victim got into an argument with the defendant, 31, outside of 77 Lee Avenue.

The defendant then grabbed a cash register from the storefront and struck the victim, who was sitting in his car, on the head.

The defendant then pulled the victim out of his car and began punching and kicking him, causing the victim to dislocate his right knee.

He also sustained bruising on both knees and elbows.

Police arrested the perp on the same day.

Bike Bullies

An 11-year-old was pushed off his bike by two older bullies, one of whom stole his bicycle.

On May 8th, at about 8 p.m., two strangers approached the boy as he was riding his bike along Union Avenue.

One of the perps pushed him off the bike, got into it and rode off. The other followed on the Razor Scooter the duo was driving.

Police are continuing to investigate the matter.

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