Police Blotters: 90th Precinct

Backyard Bike

A motorcycle was stolen from the backyard of Bushwick Court on July 14 around 8 p.m., according to police.

The victim, 30, said the motorbike was parked in the backyard, which is enclosed by a fence and a locked gate.

Police observed that the lock to the gate had been cut open using an unknown object.

The crime marks a marked increase in both vehicle and motorcycle thefts since last month in the 90th precinct, according to police.

Home Invasion

A 43-year-old Devoe Street resident was robbed while she was sleeping at home, according to police.

On the night of July 28, just after 1:30 a.m., the perp is believed to have entered the house through the back door, which may or may not have been left unlocked at the time of the burglary.

There was no sign of forced entry, but the thief made off with over $9,000 worth of goods including phones, necklaces, electronics, and credit cards.

Housing Fraud

A 26-year-old Taylor Street resident fell victim to a housing scam last week, according to police.

The victim said she contacted an individual who listed an ad about an apartment for rent on Craigslist on July 24.

The perp asked the victim to transfer just over $2,000 to a bank account of his choice using the Western Union money transfer service.

The money was removed the next day, but the woman never heard back about her apartment.

Burglar Bounced

A 39-year-old woman successfully fended off a burglar inside of a Flushing Avenue apartment building on July 29 close to 2 p.m. in the afternoon, according to police.

The victim had just boarded the elevator to make her way to an apartment on the fourth floor when a fellow passenger on the elevator attempted to snatch the shopping bags out of her hand.

She resisted, got off on her floor, and fled.

She sustained no injuries as a result of the tussle.

Innocent Bystander

A 35-year-old man fell became an unnecessary victim to a gun-shooting spree on Maujer Street on July 30 close to 5 p.m., according to police.

The victim was walking along the street when he heard five gunshots, and suddenly realized that he had been shot in the upper left thigh.

An eyewitness at the location claimed they saw a man, about 5’9” tall, between 20-30 years old, wearing a gray tank top, sporting a close cropped haircut, holding a silver firearm.

The victim was taken to KCH hospital where he continues to recover from his wounds.

Lover’s Tiff

Police responded to a call about an argument between a couple living at a building on Scholes Street.

When Police arrived on the scene they observed a 29-year-old man applying pressure to the neck of the 24-year-old victim, and attempting to drag her into his apartment.

The perp was arrested on the spot.

Rough Rider

A cab driver received a rude shock from a regular customer on the night of August 1, according to police.

The driver, 28, said he received a dispatch to make a pickup on North Portland Avenue.

He recognized the address and the phone number as someone who had ridden in his car several times before.

The perp asked to be taken to a building on Bushwick Avenue.

At the destination, the perp allegedly handed the cab driver a fake $20 bill, which the driver confronted him about.

Enraged, the perp pulled out a knife and held it against the victim’s throat.

In the meantime he grabbed $50 stowed away in the central console of the cab.

He then punched the victim in the face, and fled on foot along Bushwick Avenue.

Dollar Attack

A 39-year-old man was attacked on his way to the subway for failing to give up a dollar, according to police.

The victim said he was walking to the train station at the intersection of Broadway and Lorimer Street when he was approached by two men who asked him for a dollar.

When he refused and walked away, he was savagely attacked.

One grabbed him in a headlock from behind, and the other rummaged through his front pockets and pulled out $200 in cash.

One of the perps then threatened the victim with a box cutter, and when the victim tried to break free he was slashed on the left arm.

The perps fled the scene on foot.

The victim received 25 stitches as a result of the incident.

Failed Heist

A group of thugs unsuccessfully tried to rob a gas station located along Bushwick Avenue, according to police.

A witness told police that three perps pulled up in a minivan in the early hours of August 1, and tied a hook to the front of the ATM located at the station.

When they tried to drive away and force open the ATM, the rear door of the car broke, hence foiling their attempt.

The perps quickly fled the scene.

Night Alarm

A 28-year-old man was robbed just after 2 a.m., on July 31, as he was returning home from work, according to police.

The victim said he was walking along the intersection of South 5th Place and South 5th Street in Williamsburg when he was approached by two men.

One simulated a gun under his t-shirt and said, ”Give me what you got!”

The other then forcibly removed $150 in cash from the victim and fled on foot in an unknown direction.


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