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Police Blotters: 90th Precinct

Smashed-In

A 24-year-old woman found the rear-window of her 2013 Volkswagen smashed when she returned to it at the end of the workday on May 18, according to police.

The victim said she had parked her car at the intersection of River Street and Metropolitan Avenue and returned to it around 5:30 p.m.

She told police that her car’s rear-window had been smashed and her travel bag stolen from the back seat.

The bag contained over $1,400 in goods including a laptop.

Forced Entry

Three burglars robbed a 37-year-old woman just as she was entering Ten Eyck Walk apartment on May 17 at about 7:40 p.m., according to police.

The victim told police that she was unlocking the door to her apartment when she noticed three men run down the stairs towards her.

Just as she opened the lock, the trio pushed her in and forced their way into the apartment.

One the thieves dragged the woman into the living room and yelled, “Where is the money? Where are the drugs?”

When they victim refused to comply with their demands, the same man zip tied her hands.

He then punched her in the head and pointed a firearm to her ribs.

In the meantime his accomplices looted the apartment of over $5,000 in various gold items like chains, bangles, and necklaces.

They asked the victim to wait 10 minutes before she called the cops and fled the scene thereafter.

Immigrant Lottery Scam

Two women posing as destitute immigrants scammed a 28-year-old woman of over $4,000 in cash on May 16 at about 3:25 p.m., according to police.

The victim said that she was waiting in front of a bank on Broadway when two women approached her. They informed her that they had recently won the lottery but were unable to cash their winnings because they were illegal immigrants.

They asked the woman to give them $4,100 in cash and in exchange promised her $19,000 from their lottery winnings.

The victim did as she was told, but is yet to receive her promised money.

Roommate Wars

Whoever thought asking to pay a bill could turn into an ugly fight.

That’s what a 21-year-old resident Meserole Street resident found out on May 15 when he asked his roommate to give him money so they could pay their monthly bills.

At around 2:45 p.m. the same day he approached his 21-year-old roommate to ask for money.

The latter became very agitated and began choking and scratching the victim.

The victim refused medical attention but asked that cops immediately arrest his roommate.

Police are still looking for the suspect.

Umbrella Attack

Three thugs attacked an 18-year-old girl with an umbrella on May 18, after what appears to have been a verbal dispute among the parties involved, according to police.

The victim said that one of the perps struck her with an umbrella after they got into a verbal dispute for unknown reasons.

Two of the perps held the victim back as the third continued to attack her with the umbrella.

She sustained scratches on her hands and told Emergency Services that she had a headache.

Police are on the lookout for the suspects.

Furniture Robbery

Over $25,000 worth of furniture was stolen in a bizarre revenge drama on May 12, according to police.

The victim, 43, told police that she had stored two Italian, custom-made, expensive pieces of furniture – a sofa and an armchair – at her assistant’s McKibben Street apartment.

Subsequently the assistant got into an argument with her boyfriend who then made off with the furniture.

Police are on the lookout for the suspect.

Resisting Robbers

A 17-year-old valiantly defended himself against three thugs in the afternoon of May 14 along Flushing Avenue, according to police.

The victim said he was walking home from school when he approached by three men, one of whom asked him to hand over his phone.

When the victim refused, the perps threatened to shoot him.

One of the perps then attempted to reach into the teenager’s pocket and grab his phone, but he was unsuccessful.

The victim fled the scene, and the robbers walked away empty-handed.

Robbery Ruse

In a cleverly orchestrated ruse, two boys robbed a 14-year-old of his cell phone on May 14 just after school let out around 3 p.m., according to police.

The victim said he was walking along Varet Street when the two boys approached him. One of them asked to use the victim’s phone to call his own mother.

When the victim asked for his phone back, the suspect refused.

“No you’re not getting it back,” said the suspect. “You just got robbed. Do you want to fight?”

The other suspect threatened the victim, asking him not to follow them.

The perps fled into the Bushwick Houses.

Deli Bust Up

Two thugs attacked a man buying a sandwich at a Graham Avenue deli on May 12, close to 4 a.m., according to police.

The victim 36, who was also intoxicated at the time of the robbery, said he was buying a sandwich when two men approached him and asked him to fork over the money he had in his pocket.

The victim refused and walked out of the store, where one of the thugs jumped him.

He managed to escape and began running away from the deli. However the suspects caught up to him in their white sedan.

They then proceeded to beat him with an unknown object and made off with two cell phones that he had on his person.

He sustained lacerations on the right side of his face. The doctor said he received 30 stitches for his injuries.

Health Aide Con

A woman posing as a health aide worker conned an 87-year-old of $3,000 in cash on May 12 at her Division Avenue apartment, according to police.

The victim said the con artist came to her apartment around 9 a.m. on that day and said she was a representative of the Americare Agency and was replacing her regular health aide worker.

The victim said she asked the worker to sign in on a timesheet and asked to call into the agency to let them know she was there.

Shortly afterward the thief said she had to go fetch something from her car.

Five minutes after her departure the victim went to her bedroom and discovered that $3,000 in cash had been stolen from her.

Video surveillance has captured the woman entering the building and the police are using it to locate the suspect.

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