Bicycle Burglar Trio
A gang of three cyclists robbed a 39-year-old woman of her cell phone as she was walking along Humboldt Street on the night of June 1, according to police.
The victim told police that she was walking southbound on Humboldt when she was approached by the three cyclists, one of whom lunged at her and snatched the phone out of her hand.
She tried to resist, but was unsuccessful.
She then tried to beat the burglars with her purse, but the trio sped away on their bicycles.
The victim indentified the suspects as being between the ages of 15 and 20 years old.
A 16-year-old boy was strangled and attacked by a stranger while making his to way Grandmother’s house on Jackson Street on the afternoon of June 4, according to police.
The victim told police that he was approached by an unknown perp from behind who placed him in a chokehold and said, “Give me what’s in your pocket.”
The victim handed over his iPhone, and the perp then fled the scene.
The victim later recalled that he was being followed by the same man from a few streets over.
He described his assailant someone in his late teens or early twenties and wearing a black hoodie with a black Nets cap.
A delivery truck parked on McGuinness Boulevard was robbed on the afternoon of June 4 as the deliveryman left the vehicle to complete an order, according to police.
When the deliveryman returned to the truck he noticed that the central console in the truck between the passenger’s side and the driver’s seat, which contained $3,500, credit cards, and personal documents, was missing.
The truck did not sustain any damage, and the driver took off to make more deliveries after reporting the incident.
A 26-year-old woman returned home June 6 to find her house ransacked, according to police.
The victim said she left her home at 8 a.m. and returned at 5 p.m. Upon entering the home she noticed that the bedrooms had been upturned and numerous items particularly jewelry were missing.
There were no signs of forced entry but police noticed that the window to the fire escape did not have a lock and have ruled it as a possible point of entry.
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