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December, 2008

A mildly considerate thief

Park Slope: This thief didn’t break through the window — he gently removed it. Plus all the other crime news (and there wasn’t too much of it this week) from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Broad daylight shooting!

Brooklyn Heights: A mugger shoots his victim twice on Schermerhorn Street. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Yes, yet another teen is mugged!

Carroll Gardens: This time, a 19-year-old has her iPod stolen. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Another kid mugged

Williamsburg: In yet another neighborhood, yet another younster is mugged on the way home from school. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Yes, another teen mugged

Greenpoint: A teen is robbed on the G train. Plus all the police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Guns ablaze in the ‘Hurst

Bensonhurst: Two kids are mugged 10 minutes apart. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comments (2).

A 10-year-old is mugged!

Bay Ridge: It’s just wrong: A 10-year-old kid is mugged. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Another kid mugged

Fort Greene: What’s going on? Another kid is mugged on the way home from school. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and the Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Naked went the victim

Park Slope: A man was going to chase a burglar down Park Place — but then realized he was only wearing a towel! Plus all the other crime news (and there wasn’t too much of it this week) from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

More anti-Jewish missives

Brooklyn Heights: A second anti-Semitic incident in as many weeks rocks Brooklyn Heights. Plus all the crime news from the Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comments (1).

Wow! This robber is insatiable!

Carroll Gardens: A bank robber wants more and more and more. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Naked came the burglar!

Greenpoint: Here’s a classic: A man breaks into a Kingsland Avenue home with nothing on below the waist. And get this: the guy was later collared! Plus all the police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Mugged on DeKalb

Fort Greene: A woman is mugged in the early morning. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and the Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Black and blue and gold

Bensonhurst: A woman is mugged for a gold chain on Bay 35th Street. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comments (1).

What’s with all these burglaries?

Bay Ridge: At least two homes were broken into last week. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Cat burglars declawed

Prospect Heights: Two would-be burglars are collared. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

‘Sweetheart’ robbery

Park Slope: A man spouting Bogart-esque come-ons robs a Fifth Avenue bank. Plus all the other crime news (and there wasn’t too much of it this week) from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (1).

A true gym rat

Brooklyn Heights: A man’s wallet is stolen after a heated session on the treadmill. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Creep grabs breast — then cash

Carroll Gardens: A woman is sexually assaulted and mugged on Baltic Street. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

No respect for an elder

Williamsburg: A older woman is mugged on Graham Avenue. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Cops nab serial mugger

Greenpoint: Police arrested a man who tried — and failed — to mug three people in one day. Plus all the police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Asleep at the steal

Fort Greene: A woman is mugged by a man she thought was sleeping! Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and the Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Boys have cooties!

Bensonhurst: A group of teenage boys mug a girl. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comments (1).

This turkey stinks

Bay Ridge: Thanksgiving was a bad day for at least three people in the hood. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

With friends like these!

Prospect Heights: A man goes on vacation and his flat-screen TV disappears. Was it the housesitter? Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Water co. scam!

Windsor Terrace: Two men are fooling seniors into letting them in their homes. Plus more crime from Windsor Terrace’s 72nd Precinct. Comment.

Bullets over Washington Avenue

Prospect Heights: A criminal shot a man at the corner of Washington Avenue and St. Johns Place at 9:40 am on Tuesday — and cops and residents think the gunfire was drug-related. Comment.

Hook bus company robbed at gunpoint

Red Hook: Four masked men held up a charter bus company on Sigourney Street in a brazen midday heist on Nov. 25 that was reminiscent of Red Hook’s lawless past — except this robbery came with a twist: someone called to tip off the victim seconds before the crime went down. Comment.

November, 2008

Unincredible hulk

Park Slope: A monstrous marauder tried to jump a President Street woman at her doorstep on Nov. 22, but the tough lady foiled the would-be snatcher. Comments (1).

Burged for the holidays

Brooklyn Heights: It’s holiday time — and even crooks need to work overtime to raise money for gifts. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Dude, you’re stealing a Dell!

Greenpoint: Usually, thieves steal Apple products. This time, they went crazy for Dells. Plus all the police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Two knifepoint attacks!

Fort Greene: Women were attacked in two incidents in Clinton Hill last week. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and the Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Bank robbery mania!

Bensonhurst: A Bay Parkway bank is robbed in broad daylight. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Family jewels

Bay Ridge: A big jewel heist on Ovington Avenue! Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Beer boozer burglar!

Park Slope: This guy robbed a bar — and never even set down his beer! Plus all the other crime news (and there wasn’t too much of it this week) from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

It’s Chinatown, Jack

Brooklyn Heights: A Chinese restaurant is held up at gunpoint. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

These crooks are pushovers

Carroll Gardens: A man heading to IKEA is mugged on Columbia Street. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Bikerman thief

Williamsburg: A woman is mugged by a guy on a bike. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (1).

‘Nassau’ count tee

Greenpoint: A cruel thug tees off on a woman on Nassau Avenue. Plus all the police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Slash attack!

Fort Greene: Four men were injured in slashings at the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic avenues. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Brutal near rape on 20th Avenue

Bensonhurst: A woman is sexually assaulted at knifepoint. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comments (1).

Crook is drinking to himself

Prospect Heights: A thief steals the electronics and a bottle of booze, too. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Bad times at big mall

Fort Greene: Two horrifying incidents mar the holiday shopping season at Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Terminal Mall. Comment.

Officer of the flies!

Windsor Terrace: A wolfpack of teens assaults an off-duty cop. Plus more crime from Windsor Terrace’s 72nd Precinct. Comment.

Burglary rash

Bay Ridge: More burglaries! Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Ride-by muggings

Park Slope: Two women are mugged on the same day by a bike-riding thief! Plus all the other crime news (and there wasn’t too much of it this week) from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (1).

Bridges to hell

Brooklyn Heights: Bike paths on the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges have become a mugger’s paradise Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

One ‘L’ of a train

Williamsburg: The L train becomes a moving crime scene. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Trick or cheat on Halloween

Carroll Gardens: A couple is mugged on Degraw Street on All Hallow’s Eve. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

2×4=Mayhem!

Greenpoint: A worker throws some lumber at a co-worker. Plus all the police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Talk about an inside job

Fort Greene: A bad employee helps himself, and a friend, to the goods. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Fakin’ bacon on 20th Avenue

Bensonhurst: Two thugs pose as cops to make a big score. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Mugged on 62nd St!

Bay Ridge: A vicious mugging — plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comments (1).

Batter up — and down!

Windsor Terrace: Swing and a line drive — but this batter is later cut down by cops. Plus more crime from Windsor Terrace’s 72nd Precinct. Comment.

Beer boozer burglar!

Park Slope: This guy robbed a bar — and never even set down his beer! Plus all the other crime news (and there wasn’t too much of it this week) from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Late-night subway mugging

Brooklyn Heights: A woman is mugged as she leaves a subway station on Clinton Street. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

A massive gadget haul

Carroll Gardens: A mini-electronics shop is stolen. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Scammed on Craig’s List

Greenpoint: A man was duped out of more than $2000 by a Craig’s List scammer, plus all the police news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comments (2).

South Oxford outrage

Fort Greene: A man is beaten up on South Oxford Street. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1).

Avenue O (my)

Bensonhurst: A stabbing on Avenue O. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Robbed after food shopping!

Bay Ridge: A thief robs a woman as she unpacks her groceries. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

This crime cuts deep

Windsor Terrace: More car crime from Windsor Terrace’s 72nd Precinct. Comment.

October, 2008

Horrifying home invasion

Park Slope: Another reminder that it’s not a good idea to owe money to people with guns. Plus all the other crime news (and there wasn’t too much of it this week) from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (1).

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Toothache for dentist

Brooklyn Heights: A Montague Street dental office is broken into. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Near rape on Wythe Avenue

Greenpoint: A thug forces himself on a 31-year-old woman — but thankfully a neighbor disrupts the crime. Plus all the police news from Grenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Big bucks break-in

Fort Greene: A burglary yields lots of nice toys. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Super market burglary

Bensonhurst: Thieves get a lot of cabbage at a Kings Highway grocery. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comments (1).

Vicious home invasion — with guns!

Bay Ridge: Thieves get inside her door with a story about a leaky roof — then pull a gun. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comments (1).

Another car window smashed

Windsor Terrace: Another Windsor Terrace blotter, another car window is shattered. Plus the other crime news from the neighborhood’s 72nd Precinct. Comments (1).

Lots of cars swiped

Park Slope: What’s with all the car thefts? Plus all the other crime news (and there wasn’t too much of it this week) from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Skate gets punk’d

Brooklyn Heights: A skater boy gets mugged. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Old guy mugs young gal

Williamsburg: Hey, pick on someone your own age, thug! Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Chopper down!

Greenpoint: A man on a motorcycle steals a man’s laptop — but then it crashes (the motorcycle, that is)! Plus all the crime news from Grenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

They beat up a cop!

Fort Greene: An off-duty cop is beaten up. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Talk about a big bully!

Carroll Gardens: A 42-year-old tries to mug an 11-year old! Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Another N train mugging

Bensonhurst: Can you believe it? Another N-train mugging. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Violent purse snatch

Bay Ridge: A woman is violently mugged. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Big electronics haul

Prospect Heights: This is one big break-in. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

A clean robbery at Laundromat

Park Slope: An Eighth Avenue cleaners is robbed. Plus all the other crime news (and there wasn’t too much of it this week) from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Kid gets his just dessert

DUMBO: A kid steals a wallet — then it gets stolen from him! Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Break-in brawl

Greenpoint: A break-in leads to a fight. Plus all the crime news from Grenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Would you have any Grey Poupon?

Fort Greene: This thief treats a victim’s house like a supermarket. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Teens are nabbed

Carroll Gardens: Cops arrested three teenagers for two surprisingly similar muggings of 12-year-old boys. Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Wildpack on loose in W’Terrace

Windsor Terrace: A pack of teens pummeled and assaulted two kids on Oct. 13 at the southwest corner of Prospect Park, further concerning neighbors with the boisterous and intimidating punks who roam the area after school lets out. Comment.

More car break-ins!

Windsor Terrace: Despite an arrest, there were more car window smashings. Plus the other crime news from Windsor Terrace’s 72nd Precinct. Comments (1).

His iPhone is swiped!

Park Slope: A thug shoved a man to the ground and snatched his iPhone after following him down Seventh Avenue on Oct. 1. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct Comment.

A wave of iMuggings

DUMBO: Everyone loves listening to his iPod — but that doesn’t mean you should completely zone out, as these victims found. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Lots of muggings at home

Williamsburg: At least three women were mugged right in front of their apartments. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Bad jogging strategy

Greenpoint: A jogger hangs her purse in a tree — and a thief comes along and takes it. Plus all the crime news from Grenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Gang of four is nabbed

Carroll Gardens: Cops nabbed four hooligans who mugged two women for $14. Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1).

Victim fends off his attackers

Fort Greene: A man goes from victim to vigilante with the help of a wine bottle. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Killed in her own home

Bensonhurst: A senseless murder on 85th Street. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comments (7).

Bar bag grab

Bay Ridge: How many times do we have to report this? A woman’s bag was stolen from a bar while she went to the bathroom. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comments (1).

Busted!

Windsor Terrace: More burglars are busted — plus more crime from our brand new Windsor Terrace polcie blotter. Comment.

Would-be lover steals her purse!

Park Slope: A woman believes she has found her true love — until he steals her purse. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct Comment.

New crime wave

DUMBO: The hole-in-the-wall gang is back in DUMBO! Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

The real hamburglars

Carroll Gardens: Three men break into a hamburger joint. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Beaten and robbed near Marcy

Williamsburg: A man with a pocketful of cash is mugged near a legendary Williamsburg steakhouse. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (1).

Cab-nabbed!

Greenpoint: A cabbie is beaten, tossed from his car and robbed. Man, that’s a bad night. Plus all the crime news from Grenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Family makes a bad move

Fort Greene: A family is robbed right after they move into their new pad. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Incident on the N train

Bensonhurst: A subway rider is mugged. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Knocked his teeth out!

Bay Ridge: A man is mugged and loses his teeth — plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

September, 2008

Thief steals a bag of change!

Brooklyn Heights: Since when is $40 in change not a good haul for a mugger? Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

This is one polite burglar!

Carroll Gardens: A man tries to break in — then apologizes! Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Chain attack!

Park Slope: A man hits another man with a chain. Plus all the crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Attack on Manhattan Avenue!

Williamsburg: Cops nabbed a teenager for attacking a 26-year-old man. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

A record crime on Leonard Street

Greenpoint: Did the dog walker steal the vinyl? Plus all the crime news from Grenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comments (1).

A ‘reel’ life crime

Fort Greene: A woman is robbed while partying at a local film studio. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

A road rage incident!

Bensonhurst: A man upset about double-parking gets beaten up. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

A man is robbed and stabbed

Prospect Heights: A stabbing on Underhill Avenue. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Famous writer robbed of TV!

Park Slope: Gloria Naylor, author of “The Women of Brewster Place,” is burglarized. Comment.

This thief is a cad

Park Slope: A thief tries the wrong approach to wooing a woman — so then robs her instead. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

A nice, calm mugging

Brooklyn Heights: A man calmly mugged a teen as he sat outside a building on Jay Street on Sept. 8. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Man robbed — while at his own wedding!

Bensonhurst: Seriously: The guy got robbed while he was at the church getting married! Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

How about these family jewels?

Carroll Gardens: Burglars allegedly filched a trove of jewelry from a family owned business on Ferris Street overnight on Sept. 7. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Mugging on the Willy B!

Williamsburg: Two pedal-pushing perps armed with a pistol mugged a 39-year-old woman while they walked across the Williamsburg Bridge on Sept. 10. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Muggings in McCarren!

Greenpoint: Crooks attempted to mug at least two victims in McCarren Park on Sept. 7. Plus all the crime news from Grenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Mugging at Brooklyn Tech!

Fort Greene: Police arrested one of two high school miscreants who threatened and mugged a classmate in the hallway of Brooklyn Tech on Sept. 8. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

He stopped a thief cold

Bay Ridge: A feisty victim thwarted a robbery attempt in front of his 83rd Street home — plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Stabbing near John Jay HS

Park Slope: Cops arrested a teen on Tuesday, one day after quiet Fifth Street erupted in a violent stabbing that hospitalized another teenager in what several students at nearby John Jay HS said was a gang-related attack. Comment.

Here they are: Your police blotters!

Park Slope: If it’s Wednesday, it must be Police Blotter Day at BrooklynPaper.com. Find your neighborhood below or click above to start in Park Slope’s 78th Precinct, where a robber makes a score with just a few words of Spanish and a lot of hand gestures. Comment.

Suck on this: One reason why your car is getting pilfered

Park Slope: Cops are tracking a new breed of criminal — the sucker seer. Comments (1).

Hero baker

Carroll Gardens: A baker warded off a gun-toting mugger ran in the wee hours of Sept. 7 on Court Street. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Water gunners

Williamsburg: Did they really use a water gun to make this robbery? Yes — plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Did you just wake me up?

Greenpoint: It’s a bad idea to wake up thugs, one woman discovered. Plus all the crime news from Grenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comments (2).

Glass acts

Brooklyn Heights: Cops have narrowed their search for two perps who smash car windows in DUMBO. Plus all the other crime news from DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Big unit ripoff

Fort Greene: Two women fall for every apartment-seekers worst nightmare — falling prey to a phony broker. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Bar stabbing

Bay Ridge: A stabbing at a club — plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1).

Thieves in for summer!

Crime: Crooks made the most of students’ summer vacation, snagging thousands of dollars of electronics from Brooklyn schools in at least three separate heists. Comment.

It’s crime blotter day in The Brooklyn Paper!

Park Slope: If it’s Wednesday, that must mean it’s crime day at BrooklynPaper.com, so find your neighborhood below or start in Park Slope, where a gunman gives a driver the fright of his life. Comments (1).

Lots of bike thefts

Prospect Heights: Crooks were stealing bikes all over last week — plus the other crime news from Prospect Heights’s 77th Precinct. Comments (5).

Break-ins continue in the 84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights: Despite an arrest of a career car window-smasher (alleged!), more cars were stolen in the DUMBO and Downtown area in the last week. Plus all the other crime news from Downtown, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comments (1).

The J,M,Z is no DMZ

Williamsburg: Thieves ran wild on the J, M, and Z lines last week, robbing at least three straphangers and attempting to mug at least two others. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comments (2).

You’ve got jail!

Cobble Hill: A prowler pilfered a Clinton Street home and didn’t leave his calling card, but rather his e-mail address, on Aug. 19. Plus all the other crime news from Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

This man was iPhooled

Bay Ridge: Cops arrested a man for attempting to swindle another man out of $39,000 on Aug. 26. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Oh, no: They got the otoscope!

Greenpoint: Burglars stole medical equipment from a Graham Avenue apartment. Plus all the crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

More troubles for bodega owners

Fort Greene: The troubles continued for DeKalb Avenue merchants who have been plagued by burglaries for months. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

He stabbed to save his own life

Bensonhurst: A teen slashed his attackers in self defense (he says). Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

August, 2008

Promenade purse snatch

Brooklyn Heights: It’s Wednesday on BrooklynPaper.com, so look for your neighborhood below or start here with all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights’s 84th Precinct. Comments (1).

Thugs get lots of booze!

Park Slope: Thieves stole a case of liquor on Aug. 22 from a Fifth Avenue restaurant. Comments (1).

Red backpack taken at 2:30 am

Bay Ridge: Thugs attacked and robbed a teenager as he walked down 72nd Street at 2:30 am on Aug. 22. Comment.

Shooting at trouble spot

Fort Greene: Another shooting at the troubled corner of Grand and Putnam avenues — plus all the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Hairless Hoodlum Heist

Greenpoint: A bald-headed bad guy mugged a 29-year-old woman as she walked home from her boyfriend’s apartment on Aug. 22. Comments (1).

Burglars toss senior from bed, then steal things

Bensonhurst: A 67th Street senior citizen was beaten and robbed by two men who broke into his apartment on Aug. 22. Comment.

Ikea: It’s a steal

Crime: Police records show that pickpocketers and purse snatchers are on the prowl in Red Hook’s new Ikea. Comment.

Brutal F train mugging!

Park Slope: If it’s Wednesday, it must be “Police Blotter Day” at BrooklynPaper.com. Find your neighborhood below, or begin in Park Slope, where a woman was brutally mugged inside a subway station. Comment.

They got his iPhone

Fort Greene: Four scoundrels beat up a man on Vanderbilt Avenue for his iPhone on Aug. 13. Plus all the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

They picked the wrong kid to pick on

Greenpoint: Two thugs ran into the wrong perp on Aug. 12. Plus all the other crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Gunpoint robbery!

Williamsburg: A mugging on Harrison Avenue — plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Bag man turns out to be bad man

Bensonhurst: A bike-riding perp nabbed a kid’s bookbag, setting off a chase and then a beating on Aug. 18. Plus all the crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Mugged on Fort Hamilton

Bay Ridge: A 56-year-old man is mugged — plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comments (1).

Day laborers duped, beaten and robbed

Bensonhurst: It was a bad time to be a day laborer in Bensonhurst — besides the long hours, tough work and low pay, they were targeted as robbery victims on Aug. 18. Here’s a roundup. Comment.

Two thugs, one gun

Prospect Heights: Two thugs — one toting a nifty little sidearm — jumped a man as he was walking down Prospect Place on Aug. 16. Plus all the crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Mom and daughter foil thief!

Park Slope: If it’s Wednesday, it must be Police Blotter day on BrooklynPaper.com. From our Park Slope bureau, a mom and daughter foil a robbery — plus all the other crime news from the neighborhood’s 78th Precinct. Find your neighborhood below. Comment.

Wanted in car break-in spree

DUMBO: DUMBO is being plagued by a serial window-smasher and burglar who broke into at least two more cars on Monday night and has left glass littered around the newly chic neighborhood. Comments (3).

More delivery men are hit

Bay Ridge: Lots of house break-ins and two more delivery men get robbed in Bay Ridge — plus the rest of the crime news from the 68th Precinct. Comment.

Careful! She has a shoe!

Fort Greene: One lady attacked three others with her shoe after a verbal dispute got even uglier on Carlton Avenue on Aug. 10. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Thieves take big bites of Apples

Williamsburg: The big story this week in Billyburg? Thieves are hungrier than ever for Apple products. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Two men, one woman, one fight

Greenpoint: A fight over a woman at a popular Polish-American club ended, what else is new?, in bloodshed on Aug. 9. Plus all the other crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Dispute leads to gunplay — and a Honda is wounded

Prospect Heights: An ongoing dispute between two Lincoln Place men led one of the angry neighbors to pull out a gun and shoot up his rival’s Honda on Aug. 9. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Pre-dawn mugging on West Ninth

Carroll Gardens: A man was mugged on West Ninth Street — plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

It’s Police Blotter Day!

Park Slope: If it’s Wednesday, it must be “Police Blotter” day in at BrooklynPaper.com. Find your neighborhood below, or click above for all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct, where there were lots of really vicious gang attacks. This was a very busy week for Slope gumshoes. Comment.

More news from the ‘Bodega of terror’!

Prospect Heights: A gunman threatens a clerk at an Underhill Avenue deli (again!) — plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comments (1).

Crime spikes in Heights, Downtown

Brooklyn Heights: Criminals were working overtime in the 84th Precinct last week. Here’s how the week went down on the bad side of the law in Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown and Boerum Hill. Comments (1).

More troubles for the Cake Man!

Fort Greene: Cake Man Raven’s joint gets burglarized — plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Talk on a cellphone — and get beaten up!

Williamsburg: Now here’s a crime we’ve all contemplated committing: A man and a woman pummeled a man who was talking too loudly on his phone — plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comments (1).

Armed home invasions were the story this week

Bensonhurst: There was a rash of armed robberies in the neighborhood this week — plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

There will be burgs

Greenpoint: Burglaries were the big story this week in Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Two break-ins

Carroll Gardens: A light week for crime in the 76th Precinct. Comment.

Delivery man is mugged!

Bay Ridge: A delivery man was robbed at knifepoint — plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

July, 2008

It’s Police Blotter Day in The Brooklyn Paper

Park Slope: If it’s Wednesday, it’s time to look for your neighborhood and click for all the latest crime news. In Park Slope, a woman robbed a supermarket with a 10-year-old accomplice — plus all the other crime news from the neighborhood’s 78th Precinct. Comments (4).

Two thugs, two victims, two cellphones

Brooklyn Heights: Two thugs beat up a young couple walking in DUMBO on July 20 — plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, DUMBO and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

He shoots, he hits in Fort Greene gunfire

Fort Greene: An armed man shot a 20-year-old man hanging out on a friend’s stoop on July 24 — plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Man mugged on way out of subway

Bay Ridge: Two men beat and robbed a 33-year-old man as he exited a Fourth Avenue subway station — plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

He was carrying $20K in cash — but not for long

Bensonhurst: Thieves stole $20,000 from a man on 78th Street — plus all the other crime news from Bensonohurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

A brutal mugging on the Billyburg Bridge

Williamsburg: A gun-toting thug tried to mug a 28-year-old man as he walked across the Williamsburg Bridge on July 24 — plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Stick-up man finds himself stuck!

Carroll Gardens: A clerk in a Clinton Street deli showed just enough gumption to foil a stick-up man on July 27 — plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Red Hook and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

‘High’ way robbery at turnstiles

Williamsburg: High wheel turnstiles lead to two muggings in Williamsburg. Comment.

Not the kind of foursome she wanted

Greenpoint: Four teenage hoodlums pushed a young woman down on July 21, stealing her iPod and fancy purse — plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comments (2).

Gunplay at Underhill bodega

Prospect Heights: A counterman at an Underhill Avenue bodega got the fright of his life when an enraged man showed off a black handgun and screamed, “I’m going to kill you!” on July 24 — then slashed him with a knife. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct Comment.

Bike-loving editor’s wheels are swiped! All of Brooklyn horrified

Park Slope: If it’s Wednesday, it must be Crime Blotter day on BrooklynPaper.com. This week’s ghastly coverage begins close to home — with the theft of our editor’s beloved bicycle! Click below for your neighborhood or read all the crime news from Park Slope. Comments (2).

Old lady roughed up

Bay Ridge: A old woman is mugged on the street — plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’ 68th Precinct. Comment.

The third man pulls a gun

Carroll Gardens: A bizarre incident involving two scuffling teens and a third man with a gun — plus all the other crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Call yourself a crook? Gunman chickens out

Bensonhurst: A crook changes his mind when his would-be victim refuses to comply — plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Second man in as many weeks is gunned down

Williamsburg: A masked gunman shot a 28-year-old man as he walked with his friend on South Second Street. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

He’s out of hand and she’s out of touch

Prospect Heights: A woman and boyfriend argue, and she loses her cellphone — plus all the crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

This man is a heavy hitter, that’s for sure

Cobble Hill: A vicious bat attack in Boerum Hill — plus all the other crime news from Downtown, DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights’ 84th Precinct. Comment.

She need help, but got hurt

Fort Greene: Two women take advantage of a woman who was only looking for the police station — plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Nasty mugging on Kent Avenue

Greenpoint: A crook grabbed a woman from behind — plus all the other crime news from Greenpoint and WIlliamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Copper thief caught gold-handed

Park Slope: Cops nabbed a man stealing suddenly valuable copper piping from a Con Ed under-pavement vault on Tuesday — collaring a thief they believe was responsible for at least two other similar crimes in as many weeks. Comment.

Park Slope was burglary central

Park Slope: There were an unsually high number of break-ins last week. Here is a gruesome roundup. Comment.

‘Sixth’ sense; final suspect nabbed

Bay Ridge: Cops apprehended a sixth suspected drug dealer who had been on the lam since a June 20 raid on two alleged crack houses on 93rd Street. Comment.

DEAD! Giglio imbroglio ends in murder

Williamsburg: A quarrel that started at Williamsburg’s famed “Festa del Giglio” left a 22-year-old man dead on July 12. Comments (6).

Man is brutally beaten by trio in DUMBO

Brooklyn Heights: If it’s Wednesday, that means its Police Blotter Day in the now daily-updated Brooklyn Paper. Find your neighborhood below to read all the crime news. Comment.

This cat burglar is on the prowl

Fort Greene: A real-deal cat burglar broke into and pilfered a Vanderbilt Avenue restaurant on July 7. Comment.

In Slope, burglars ran wild last week

Park Slope: There were an unsually high number of break-ins last week — plus other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Cops become victim of messy crime!

Cobble Hill: A police car is covered with anti-“pig” graffiti — plus all the other crime news from Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Two men + one machete = mayhem

Williamsburg: A vicious machete attack — plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

It was brutal and it was a mugging

Greenpoint: A vicious mugging on Leonard Street — plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Thief gets a little snatch in the afternoon

Prospect Heights: A hoodlum on a bike stole a woman’s purse — plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Can you steal me now? Thugs grab phones in daylight

Bay Ridge: A big time cellphone heist — plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

He didn’t want work — so they stabbed him!

Bensonhurst: A man standing on a corner is stabbed — plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Cell fiends rob store — but one gets hooked

Bensonhurst: Two armed thugs held up a cellphone store on Bay Parkway on July 7 — but one was later disconnected from the scheme by police. Comment.

METALHEADS! More thefts of copper all over the borough!

Crime: There were at least four major thefts of copper piping in three neighborhoods last week, the latest in an ongoing spike in thefts of the increasingly valuable golden brown metal. Here are the sordid details. Comment.

Dumb perp punches cop

Brooklyn Heights: Cops arrested a 31-year-old thug in Brooklyn Heights after he tried to steal an off-duty correction officer’s gun, cops said. Comment.

Horrifying early morning mugging in heart of Slope

Park Slope: A thief grabbed a woman by the throat and swiped her handbag in an early morning mugging on Carroll Street on July 6. Comments (1).

He fell for the old ‘Let me show you something’ trick

Cobble Hill: A man walked into a mugging on Centre Street after a Sharpie deceived him on July 1. Comment.

An ‘immaculate’ crime as Catholic HS is robbed cleanly

Fort Greene: A Catholic high school on Clermont Avenue reported that someone stole $7,000 from its vault between June 25 and 26. Comment.

Car accident gets even uglier

Prospect Heights: A woman was arrested on July 5 after fighting with another driver with whom she collided. Comment.

Man with knife terrorizes M-train gal

Williamsburg: A blade-wielding villain mugged a 21-year-old woman as she waited for an M train at the Hewes Street station on July 6. Comment.

Watch out for the thug on the bike!

Greenpoint: A bike-riding thug shoved a 55-year-old man to the ground and stole his wallet on June 30. Comment.

He wakes her up and tells her the bad news — it’s a robbery!

Bay Ridge: A man robbed an unsuspecting woman at gunpoint inside her 10th Avenue home on July 6. Comment.

Late-night mugging horrifies this Slope man

Park Slope: Three gun-toting thugs mugged a man on Fourth Avenue on June 22, getting away with his laptop and fancy phone, cops said. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

This thief was hungry

Prospect Heights: The foodie fiend entered a popular Washington Avenue supermarket at around 5 pm and headed straight for the packaged cold cuts, a manager said. Plus all the crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct Comment.

Caller No-D

Downtown: Talk about getting kicked while you’re down: A punk stole a Boerum Hill man’s cellphone on June 21 as the victim lay unconscious in the street after a cyclist hit him. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Home break-in

Bay Ridge: Someone broke into a 10th Avenue home on June 22 and got away with a grand. Plus all the crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

It’s Gate-gate!

Fort Greene: The unusual string of thefts of historic wrought iron gates has spread to Fort Greene and Clinton Hill after catching homeowners off guard in Crown Heights last week. Plus all the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1).

Pedal pushers

Williamsburg: Cops arrested four thugs suspected of shoving a cyclist to the ground and stealing his bike as he crossed the Williamsburg Bridge on June 27. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Beat down

Carroll Gardens: Two men were beat up in separate incidents blocks — and hours — apart on Hoyt Street on June 27. Plus all the crime news from Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Vulgar villains

Williamsburg: A group of foul-mouthed thugs mugged two teens on June 23, but cops nabbed some of the suspected offenders. Plus all the other crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

June, 2008

Something’s fishy at Junior’s

Downtown: A cook at Junior’s Restaurant turned shellfish — stealing lobsters from the Downtown institution, cops said. Comments (2).

Arrest in late-night Slope slashing!

Park Slope: An ex-con has been collared for viciously slashing a woman walking home from her shift at the Park Slope Food Co-op on June 17. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Shattered glass

Downtown: Cops arrested two thugs in Brooklyn Heights after they beat up a man and tried to steal his wallet on June 22. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Sneak attack

Fort Greene: A jogger on Clinton Avenue was thrown to the pavement and mugged by two hooligans on June 15. Plus all the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1).

CANNED! A Port-A-Potty posse beats up a security guard

Williamsburg: Here’s a dirty crime: Thugs broke into a Lombardy Street parking lot and locked the security guards in a portable toilet. Comments (1).

Banks are safer

Carroll Gardens: A woman told police that someone stole $4,000 from her home on Bond Street between April 15 and June 7. Plus all the crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Spammed

Bay Ridge: The ol’ fake e-mail trick fooled an Oliver Street woman into handing over $4,500 on June 6. Plus all the crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Green thief

Prospect Heights: Someone with a green thumb — and sticky fingers — made off with more than $150 in tools from a Vanderbilt Avenue back yard on June 19. Plus all the crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

RED-FOOTED! Bank robber’s shoes, stained with dye, give him away

Park Slope: Cops caught a bank robber red-footed on June 19, nabbing a dye-stained man who was still carrying thousands in booty that he allegedly took from the Astoria Federal branch on Fifth Avenue. Comment.

Cops crack 93rd St drug den

Bay Ridge: Police nabbed five suspected drug dealers who turned a peaceful Bay Ridge street into a block of fear and intimidation over the past three years. Comments (5).

Bedford brawl

Williamsburg: Two pugilists hospitalized a 21-year-old man after he left a Bedford Avenue bar early on June 16. Comment.

Crook on wheels gets handbag

Park Slope: A British lady out for a stroll on June 15 lost her beloved Voo Doo Dolls green shoulder bag to a mustachioed crook on a bike. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Shots misfired

Carroll Gardens: Police arrested a teenager on Dwight Street on June 10 after a witness reported the young man was showing off a firearm and only later did the cops discover the hooligan had tried to blow them away. Plus all the other crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Criminal minded

Fort Greene: A hoodlum abandoned his effort to rob a woman inside a Clinton Avenue apartment building on June 8 after first roughing her up in a stairwell. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Sidekicks are turning into a thief’s best friend

Downtown: At least two more punks stole the popular Sidekick cellphones last week. Cops said the phones are lucrative for robbers because it is easy to reuse them by just buying a new data card. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Boerum Hill and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Gunpoint, Bklyn

Williamsburg: Masked gunmen mugged three women as they walked home from a bar on June 15. Plus all the crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comments (1).

Unreal estate

Williamsburg: A crooked real-estate broker scammed a Manhattan woman out of $2,300 that she thought would help her secure a Thames Street apartment. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90 Precinct. Comments (1).

Young thugs

Bensonhurst: A threesome went on a mini-crime spree on June 11. Plus all the crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Bad breaks

Bay Ridge: It was a big week for burglary, with at least five break-ins. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Topiary terror

Crime: Shrub-hating vandals overturned foliage at a Bergen Street building on June 14. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

BUSCEMI! Park Slope actor is ripped off by unidentified thief

Park Slope: The brother of renowned big-screen bad boy Steve Buscemi was the victim of an identity theft dating back to March. Comment.

Two collared in brutal beating on First Street

Park Slope: Three teens were arrested minutes after brutally beating a man on First Street on June 2, cops said. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Dealers ‘weed’ each other out

Fort Greene: A trio of armed bandits held five friends captive in a Lafayette Avenue apartment while the invaders looted the residence on June 6. Plus all the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Family jewels

Downtown: Two perps mugged a young couple on June 2 at the corner of Elm and Livingston streets, getting $6,300 in jewelry without a fight. Plus all the other crime from Downtown, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Taking candy

Carroll Gardens: A villain stole a necklace from a toddler in a Lorraine Street playground on June 1. Plus all the other crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Smackdown

Williamsburg: A gang of teenaged hooligans jumped three adolescents as they rode the L train on June 6. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Coffee break

Bay Ridge: More than $40,000 worth of electronics was stolen from a deliveryman’s van while he was grabbing a cup of joe on 73rd Street on June 3. Plus all the crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Sunday blues

Williamsburg: A young woman fast asleep on Sunday morning in her ground floor room in one of the McKibben Street Lofts, awoke to find that two thugs had snagged some of her valuable loot. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Bath break

Bay Ridge: A vicious thief broke into a 17th Avenue apartment, tying up the residents and demanding money on June 5. Plus all the crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Bar snatch

Prospect Heights: A thief snatched a purse from the lobby of a Vanderbilt Avenue nightclub on June 8. Plus all the crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

A hit and run on Court St.

Downtown: An 88-year-old man was hit by a silver sedan and left to bleed on Court Street on Monday afternoon as the driver sped off, cops said. Comment.

Park Slope school has run-in with thugs

Park Slope: Three young hooligans who had just mugged a man — on his birthday no less! — tried to evade police by hiding in Park Slope’s Berkeley Carroll School on June 3. Comment.

‘Hill’ street blues

Fort Greene: Clinton Hill and Fort Greene residents are grappling with a surge in robberies this year, even as overall neighborhood crime has decreased. Comment.

GOTCHA! Man hires hooker — but she tricks him out of big money

Carroll Gardens: A prostitute “tricked” an easy mark out of credit cards while performing a popular sex act on him on May 27 — but cops later collared her for not only the theft, but the sex, too. Comment.

Gun arrest

Park Slope: A man pulled a gun on a woman in broad daylight on Fifth Avenue on May 29, but was arrested minutes later in a search of the area. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Inside job

Williamsburg: In a scene straight out of a movie, a gunman hid in the backseat of his victim’s Ford Expedition on May 30 — and pounced when the unsuspecting mark came out of the bank. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

1 toke 2 many

Fort Greene: It’s the same old story: A couple invites a man over for a threesome — and wakes up to find their new friend, and hundreds of dollars in electronics, are gone. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Bite this!

Prospect Heights: Several kids beat up a teenage girl after an argument turned violent on Underhill Avenue on May 30. Plus all the crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Con-damn!-ent

Bay Ridge: A woman was fooled by the old ketchup trick after she left an 86th Street bank on May 30, cops said. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Gunpoint mug

Williamsburg: A crook with a handgun held up a woman on the corner of North Henry Street and Engert Avenue on May 31. Plus all the crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

May, 2008

Crack is back at check joint

Park Slope: A crack addict was arrested at a check-cashing place on Flatbush Avenue — but not for the rock, but for trying to cash three bad checks, cops said. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Elvis lives!

Williamsburg: Two no-goodnicks threatened a Williamsburg man with a knife on May 22, forcing him to hand over his wallet, cellphone and Elvis keychain. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Fancy gizmos are flying out of nabe homes

Downtown: Burglars easily broke into at least three Brooklyn Heights apartments last week and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Hank’s a lot: Honky tonk break-in

Carroll Gardens: Two gun-strapped thugs raged into a beloved Boerum Hill saloon on May 19 and held patrons hostage while they emptied the cash register, cops said. Comment.

Armed robbery

Williamsburg: A crook with a handgun burst into a Lombardy Street trading company on May 23. Plus all the crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Sorry thugs

Fort Greene: Two hooligans violently mugged a woman on Adelphi Street on May 21, cutting her with a knife. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1).

You’re fired?

Bay Ridge: Someone stole $5,000 from a Fifth Avenue car dealership — and the three employees who had the only access to the cash say they didn’t do it. Plus all the crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Cry if he wants

Carroll Gardens: In a possible setup, a videographer was robbed on Baltic Street on May 18. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1).

Bicycle thieves

Prospect Heights: At least two bicycles were stolen last week in separate incidents. Plus all the crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Threesome mugged with six fists

Park Slope: Two teenagers were arrested and charted with brutally beating and mugging three teenagers on tony Plaza Street West on May 16, though a third assailant remains at large. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Gone forever

Carroll Gardens: A man plucked a diamond necklace from a woman on Second Place on May 15. Plus all the other crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Skate hate

Downtown: A thug smashed open a Manhattan man’s head with a skateboard just after midnight on Livingston Street on May 16 — but the gnarly hoodlum was later apprehended. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Drive-by

Fort Greene: A man was shot in the leg during a drive by shooting on Grand Avenue on May 14. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Cobble Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Bed bugged

Bay Ridge: A man broke into a house and jumped into bed with an unsuspecting woman on May 15. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Man gets raspberries for Blackberry

Park Slope: Three teens perps surrounded a Jersey City man on Bergen Street in broad daylight on May 5, knocking him to the ground and stealing his Blackberry device, cops said. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Cart-astrophe!

Downtown: Thieves stole a Brooklyn Heights vendor’s cart from his Joralemon Street corner on May 10. Plus all the crime news from Downtown, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

TKO

Fort Greene: Muggers punched their way into a $50 payout from a man they had slugged on Hanson Place on April 25. Plus all the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

3rd homicide

Carroll Gardens: A man was shot and killed in the Gowanus Houses on Baltic Street on May 9 — the third murder this year in a precinct that recorded only three in all of last year. Comment.

Disconnected

Williamsburg: There was a wave of cellphone robberies in the neighborhood last week, with all the suspects preying on teenage victims. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Punch and rob

Williamsburg: A thug attacked and robbed a woman as she left a Meeker Avenue bodega on May 11. Plus all the crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Bodega burglars

Bay Ridge: Two masked thugs burst into an Eighth Avenue bodega on May 10, flashing a gun and stealing electronics. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

BEATEN! A pre–Mother’s Day mauling in Dyker Heights

Dyker Heights: A merciless marauder broke into a Dyker Heights apartment on May 9 — two days before Mother’s Day — and slugged a 69-year-old grandmother on the head, knocking her to the floor. Comment.

The gun, fake; the horror, real

Park Slope: Three teens were arrested after holding up a woman at gunpoint — or at least what she thought was gunpoint — on 13th Street on April 27. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

See and say

Fort Greene: A man and woman stole a car that had just been dropped off by a customer at an Atlantic Avenue garage on April 27. Plus all the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

College try

Downtown: Three crooks calmly looted an unlocked college dorm room in the famous St. George hotel building on Henry Street on April 25. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown, and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Bad delivery

Williamsburg: Thugs roughed up a deliveryman on May 4, punching him in the face and stealing his cellphone. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (1).

Empty crime

Williamsburg: Crooks bored a hole into the roof of a Richardson Street warehouse on April 29, but they didn’t steal anything. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Backpick

Prospect Heights: Someone broke into a Dean Street house sometime during the day on May 1. Plus all the crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

With a gun

Bay Ridge: A gun-toting thug robbed a 92nd Street bodega early in the morning on May 1. Plus all the crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

RAPE! Teen sexually assaulted at Library

Park Slope: Two men sexually assaulted a teenager in the bathroom at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch on Grand Army Plaza on April 14, cops said. Comments (5).

Elementary

Carroll Gardens: A man’s Amity Street home was burglarized on April 27. Plus all the crime news from Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Morning mayhem at the diner!

Park Slope: Two women attacked two other women in an early morning, alcohol-induced knock-down, drag-out brawl at a popular 24-hour diner on Fifth Avenue on April 27. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Gunning for him

Downtown: Two men robbed another man at gunpoint near the victim’s Hicks Street apartment on April 25. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, DUMBO, and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

‘Rape’ and rob

Williamsburg: A vicious crook threatened to rape a Williamsburg woman on April 25, but when she fought back, he snatched her purse and ran. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Gunpoint mug

Bay Ridge: A perp tried to rob a man at gunpoint on Fourth Avenue early on April 26. Plus all the crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Gun mug

Carroll Gardens: Two men, one with a firearm, robbed a woman on Pacific Street early on April 25. Plus all the other crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Deliverance

Williamsburg: Two teens roughed up a deliveryman on April 23, but cops had no trouble delivering the suspects to justice. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

BOOZIN’! Thieves steal the spirit from an Atlantic Avenue bar

Carroll Gardens: Thieves stole dozens of bottles of booze from an Atlantic Avenue nightclub’s basement on April 24. Comment.

Slice of life

Fort Greene: Police arrested a man for stabbing another man after verbally harassing a woman on Lafayette Avenue on April 26. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Green and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Third death at the Gregory

Bay Ridge: A woman committed suicide inside of a Bay Ridge hotel room on April 25, making her the third person in just six months to die inside the Best Western Gregory Hotel on Fourth Avenue. Comment.

April, 2008

Red gold! Copper crooks strike

Crime: Copper-thieving varmints made at least two more heists of the increasingly valuable metal last week, following five copper thefts from neighborhood construction sites and metal companies earlier this month. Comment.

NABBED! Cops catch Billyburg ‘Metropolitan mugger’

Williamsburg: Police locked up a Williamsburg man suspected of at least four knifepoint robberies that horrified the hot neighborhood, an NYPD source told The Brooklyn Paper. Comments (1).

Heavy metal sculpture flew the coop

Fort Greene: A beloved Fort Greene sculptor has put up a “generous” reward for the return of a massive bronze piece taken from her Washington Avenue front yard between April 10 and 12. Comment.

Wallbanger

Downtown: A man broke into clothing store on Atlantic Avenue by smashing a hole in the sheet rock walls, apparently with a broom handle, on April 18. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Suicide by cyanide locks down Park Slope

Park Slope: A man committed suicide on Park Slope’s Fourth Street on Monday morning, and cops locked down the block between Sixth and Seventh avenues as a hazmat team removed a suspicious container of fluid that was found next to the man’s body. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Unwanted guest

Bay Ridge: A man surprised the resident of a 79th Street home when he barged through a bedroom window while she was home on April 18. Plus all the crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comments (1).

Not playing

Fort Greene: Muggers threatened to shoot a girl in a playground on April 11. Plus all the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

One for two

Carroll Gardens: Burglars tried to plunder two apartments in a Union Street building on April 17, but only managed to break into one of them. Plus all the other crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Intimidation

Williamsburg: Three thugs intimidated a Havemeyer Street man into forking over his wallet and cellphone on April 20. Plus the rest of the crime news from Bushwick and Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Exit wound

Williamsburg: A 20-year-old woman became a victim of crossfire when she stepped out of a Greenpoint Avenue club on April 18. Comment.

Copper bandits loot Brooklyn

Williamsburg: There’s a new Gold Rush going on in Brooklyn — but the precious metal isn’t the same one that drove the ’49ers crazy. It’s copper. Comment.

Broad daylight mug nets $5K

Park Slope: A brazen thief pulled a gun on a woman on Degraw Street in the middle of the day on April 11 and mugged her for her iPhone and $5,000, cops said. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Bad Samaritan

Fort Greene: A man beat up an employee of a Carlton Avenue bodega who had tried to stop a 10-year old shoplifter on April 10. Plus all the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1).

Carjack attack

Williamsburg: A would-be car thief turned violent when police arrived on April 8 at the corner of Morgan Avenue and Beadel Street. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comments (1).

High-priced Heights burglary

Downtown: A burglar sneaked into a Willow Street apartment and stole a cornucopia of jewelry and electronics from the four female inhabitants on April 7. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, DUMBO and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

KNIVES OUT! Three more gruesome Billyburg blade crimes

Williamsburg: Knives are still in style among Williamsburg muggers, as at least three crooks used blades to intimidate and slash their victims. Comment.

Quadruple play

Carroll Gardens: A boy was robbed of his cellphone by four punks in some after-school misbehavior on West Ninth Street on April 11. Plus all the crime news from Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Skatelifting

Williamsburg: An extreme crook jacked the skateboard from a 13-year-old on April 9, but cops ended the four-wheeled joyride the next day. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Bathroom break

Bensonhurst: A man had his West 11th Street home robbed of cash, jewelry and clothing while he was at work on April 10. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Gunpoint mug

Bay Ridge: Two men cornered and robbed a teenager at gunpoint on 83rd Street on April 3. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comments (1).

Mission accomplished? Cops remove DUMBO watchtower

DUMBO: After peering down on DUMBO for 14 days, cops removed their lookout tower, leaving the low-crime community wondering why police put the watchtower on Front Street in the place. Comments (1).

Beet down

Park Slope: A customer at a trendy Thai restaurant on Seventh Avenue had her purse stolen off the back of her chair when she wasn’t looking on April 4. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Blackberry bandits

Prospect Heights: A 24-year-old woman battled three other women who were attempting to rob her mobile devices on Vanderbilt Avenue on April 6. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Twisted his leg

Williamsburg: A hoodlum turned his victim into a contortionist on March 21, twisting a 54-year-old man’s leg until it broke — but the injured man got one measure of relief when his alleged tormentor was later collared. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

She’s got legs

Carroll Gardens: An employee at a national retailer on Smith Street couldn’t stop a woman from stealing a pair of leggings on April 4 because she had some brawny backup. Plus all the crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Two banks are robbed two days apart

Downtown: Thieves plundered two Downtown Brooklyn banks in separate incidents last week. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Boerum Hill and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Photo-graft

Williamsburg: A man in a business suit stealthily snatched more than $13,000 of photo equipment from a photographer during an April 1 shoot at a wedding hall on Ross Street. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Men down!

Fort Greene: Shots rang out in the early morning of April 6, dropping two men to the cold pavement. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Abut a boy

Bay Ridge: Three men robbed a teenager on April 3 — plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comments (1).

NABBED! Burglars caught in the act on Flushing Avenue

Williamsburg: Cops interrupted the burglary of a Flushing Avenue sneaker store on April 1, arresting one half of a criminal team that was suspected of robbing the shop of $40,000 of merchandise in January. Comment.

Bank rob

Bay Ridge: Two 86th Street banks were robbed within days of each other last week, leaving similar clues that may link the two to the same robber. Plus all the crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Watchtower: Eye-in-sky is talk of DUMBO

DUMBO: There’s a new high-rise in DUMBO, but this one isn’t residential. Police parked a two-story mobile patrol tower on Front Street between Adams and Pearl streets last week, directly beneath the Manhattan Bridge, puzzling residents of the quiet neighborhood who don’t think of the area as needing 24-hour surveillance. Comments (3).

Cash cab

Downtown: A cabbie picked up a woman — but she picked up his wallet — on March 26. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Two women, two thefts, too bad

Park Slope: Two thieves pounced when two women put their purses down during separate shopping expeditions this week. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Attacking teens

Prospect Heights: Two teens attacked and robbed a bicycle deliveryman on Plaza Street East near Butler Place on March 27 — but they didn’t get far before they were collared by cops. Plus other crime news from the 77th Precinct in Prospect Heights. Comment.

Bad workers

Bay Ridge: Two suspects posing as maintenance workers attempted to rob a 70th Street house on March 27. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Big haul

Williamsburg: An enterprising perp made off with $35,000 from a home office on Hewes Street on March 30. Plus all the crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Shoplifted

Fort Greene: A shopper spent more than she thought she would when she left her pocketbook on the counter of a fancy soap shop on March 24. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

March, 2008

Burning down the house — on 12th Street

Park Slope: A man harassed and threatened a woman — and then set fire to the curtains of her 12th Street apartment early on March 22, cops said. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Criminal raid

Bay Ridge: A group of three unwanted houseguests raided a 20th Avenue apartment — but the trio was later arrested for beating and robbing the tenant on March 16. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

ID theft

Bay Ridge: Police are investigating two cases of identity theft that were reported on March 14. Plus all the crime news from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’ 68th Precinct. Comment.

Easy burgling

Downtown: A burglar crept into a Montague Street apartment on March 16, stealing two Apple laptops. And the rest of the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Boerum Hill and Dumbo’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Cops: Pol’s wife’s attacker is nabbed

Bay Ridge: Police say they have arrested the man who assaulted and tried to kidnap the wife of Councilman Domenic Recchia last week. Comments (1).

Teenage mugs

Fort Greene: Cops arrested four teen muggers on March 17 — plus the rest of the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

KNIFEPOINT! Cops notice pattern in Billyburg mugs

Williamsburg: Cops have identified a pattern of knifepoint stick-ups in Williamsburg involving a Hispanic man in his late teens or early 20s who follows women, pulls a knife, demands their dough then flees. Comment.

Getting a Dell

Williamsburg: A crook broke into a Maujer Street man’s apartment — plus the rest of the crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Greenpoint gun

Williamsburg: An armed thug targeted a man leaving a nightclub on March 22 — plus the rest of the crime news from Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Doc’s back

Park Slope: Dr. Vasudev Gabbur is back to work at his 13th Street office, a month after he was brutally beaten. Comment.

Heights church is the scene of this crime

Downtown: A woman’s wallet was stolen inside of a Monroe Place church on March 12. Plus all the other crime news from Downtown, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Boerum Hill’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

CAUGHT! Mugger gets bag, but is collared within minutes

Park Slope: A thief who mugged a woman after putting her in a headlock early on March 15 was quickly arrested by cops who drove the victim around the neighborhood after the crime. Comment.

SLASHED! Robbers were using the big blades last week

Williamsburg: At least four robbers used blades this week to intimidate their victims and make off with their cash. Comment.

Berry bad

Williamsburg: Two gunmen ripped off a Berry Street liquor store. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct Comment.

Burgs in the hood

Prospect Heights: Burglars struck two apartments within a one-block radius in three days this week. Plus all the other crime from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Piggy bank rob

Williamsburg: Burglars broke into a Stagg Street apartment, snatching everything they could grab — even the piggy bank on March 12. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Martha Mug

Park Slope: One of Martha Stewart’s co-workers gets mugged — plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (1).

Fake cops

Fort Greene: Two more police impersonators struck on March 14, showing up at a St. James Place apartment with a “warrant,” pulling out firearms, handcuffing their victim, and walking off with $2,000 worth of his belongings. Plus the rest of the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Swastika man moonlighted for NYPD

Downtown: The man charged with defacing Remsen Street buildings and cars with swastikas was reportedly working as an informant for the NYPD. As you might imagine, prosecutors had to dismiss that case! Comments (1).

Marauder, striking in Slope, grabs gal’s purse

Park Slope: A perp jumped a woman and fled in a bad-ass car. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

GUNMAN! Man in easy-to-spot jacket pulls gun on two

Park Slope: Two Park Slope women had run-ins with the same style-challenged gunmen in separate incidents on March 4, cops said. Comments (3).

Give it up

Carroll Gardens: Two men mugged a woman on Degraw Street. Plus all the other crime news from Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Purse slip

Bay Ridge: A thief stole a woman’s pocketbook as she shopped in a Bay Parkway department store on March 7. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Bank heist

Williamsburg: A bandit stole $5,000 from a bank on Manhattan Avenue. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Fake cops

Williamsburg: Three gun-toting criminals impersonated cops late on March 3, invading a woman’s home and making off with $30,000 in cash and valuables. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Teenage girls mug another

Fort Greene: Four teenage girls mugged another teen heading home from school on March 3 at the corner of Hanson and South Elliott places. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1).

Drive-by mugging

Bay Ridge: A mugger grabbed a woman’s purse on 74th Street just after midnight on March 7. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’ 68th Precinct. Comment.

Hits and runs

Prospect Heights: There were at least two hit-and-runs in the neighborhood last week, cops said. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’s 77th Precinct. Comment.

‘Shooting’ scare at Heights prep school

Downtown: An elite private school went under siege on Feb. 22 when a student received an anonymous online message from someone claiming that he would blow up the school. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

It’s not funny

Fort Greene: A man’s sense of humor got him into trouble on Feb. 27, when he laughed at two guys fighting and ended up with a bump on his head. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

School daze

Williamsburg: Two schools were burglarized last week, in incidents that netted criminals thousands of dollars in cash and electronics. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Nice place to visit or die

Bay Ridge: Three months, two deaths, one hotel — and everyone is talking. Comment.

Trade tools

Carroll Gardens: Thieves on wheels plundered a parked commercial truck laden with valuable tools on Sackett Street on Feb. 21. Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Red Hook and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Jaw broken

Williamsburg: An assailant broke a pedestrian’s jaw in multiple places on Feb. 24, after a woman started a conversation with another man. Plus all the other crime news from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Fake money stolen!

Park Slope: A beer-loving perp assaulted a bodega clerk and then stole fake money off the store’s wall before running away on Feb. 26. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Muggings! This train is ‘L’ on riders at Bedford Ave.

Williamsburg: A hard week for twenty-something men using the Bedford Avenue L station ended with hard time for one teenager. Comments (2).

Boy robbed

Bay Ridge: A 16-year-old boy was beaten and robbed on Shore Road on Feb. 28. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Driveway rob

Bay Ridge: A couple walking to the steps of their 70th Street home was beaten and robbed by a group of perps on March 1. Plus all the crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Another death at Ridge hotel

Bay Ridge: A hotel cleaning woman discovered the body of a 52-year-old man, his mouth covered in duct tape, in the bathtub of Room 221 at the Best Western Gregory Hotel in Bay Ridge on Monday afternoon, cops said. Comments (1).

February, 2008

CHASED! Woman robs man, but he pursues her right into the arms of the law

Downtown: A man who saw a wad of cash snatched out of his hand followed the thief onto a subway, into Manhattan, and eventually brought the perp to justice with the help of a security guard. Comments (1).

THUGS! Two cases of men behaving really badly

Williamsburg: Two exes allegedly beat up their former lovers last week in separate, but equally horrifying, incidents. Comments (1).

Rear window

Park Slope: A burglar stealthily broke into a 13th Street apartment, hauling away gadgets and jewels. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Break-in bonanza

Downtown: A string of burglaries hit Brooklyn Heights last week, as at least four apartments within spitting distance of each other were broken into — two of them on the same floor of the same building. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Boerum Hill and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Forced withdrawal

Fort Greene: Two perps not only took a man’s phone, but they got him to take $100 out of his ATM. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Social gathering

Bay Ridge: A group of catty, drunken women beat up and robbed another woman at a 62nd Street watering hole. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Walking bandits

Bay Ridge: Two thugs beat up and robbed a man on Third Avenue after nonchalantly approaching him. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Troubled corner

Williamsburg: Beware the corner of Kent Avenue and North Fifth Street, which was the site of two robberies last week. Plus all the other crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

There were lots of burglaries in Williamsburg last week

Williamsburg: It was a bonanza fortnight for burglars in Williamsburg, but one crime stood out: a smash-and-grab job at a Varick Avenue auto repair shop. Plus all the other crime news from the 90th Precinct in Williamsburg. Comment.

Boy wonder

Carroll Gardens: Three teens robbed and attacked a 10-year-old boy on the corner of Clinton and Union streets. Plus the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1).

BOOKED! Hey, teacher — leave them kids alone!

Fort Greene: Most principals tell kids to hit the books, but on Feb. 5, a principal at a Christian elementary school was arrested for using a book to hit a kid, cops said. Comment.

No holiday fun on St. Marks

Park Slope: A woman returned from a vacation to find her St. Marks Place apartment cleaned out. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

BLACKOUT! No memory, cash or iPod in Comfort Inn rob

Park Slope: Here’s another reminder to be careful about who you go home with. Comment.

Fake cops

Park Slope: Two men posing as police officers stole $5,000 from elderly woman after telling her she was under investigation for using counterfeit money on Feb. 11. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Berry bad

Williamsburg: Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Subway rob

Downtown: Three teens robbed a schoolboy at the Jay Street subway station on Feb. 7. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Ski-masked gunmen stick up office

Carroll Gardens: Masked gunmen raided a Gowanus-area office on Feb. 1 — plus all the other crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Man dead

Williamsburg: A man was found dead in his Maujer Street apartment on Feb. 3. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Security gods

Fort Greene: Security guards at an Atlantic Avenue supermarket went above and beyond the call of duty on Feb. 5 when they chased a middle-aged purse snatcher down the street and detained him until police could arrive. Plus all the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Park Slope pediatrician beaten in office

Park Slope: A robber pistol-whipped a beloved 67-year-old doctor. Comments (3).

GOTCHA! Man catches car thief

Williamsburg: One day after his car was stolen, the victim saw it being gassed up at service station. Comments (3).

Swastika bomber indicted

Downtown: A Brooklyn Heights man was hit with a 132-count indictment. Comment.

The International House of Banditry

Downtown: The new restaurant’s staff coat rack was rifled through … and all the crime in the 84th Precinct. Comment.

Family feud

Park Slope: A man fingers his estranged daughter as the person who burglarized his house … and all the crime in the 78th Precinct. Comment.

Two men, one arm

Park Slope: Two men, one carrying an automatic gun, robbed another man … and all the crime in the 76th Precinct. Comment.

Radio days

Bay Ridge: Two mic’d-up bandits held up a local eatery … and all the other 68th Precinct crime. Comment.

Life savings taken

Bay Ridge: A 43-year-old man lost everything … and all the other 62nd Precinct crime. Comment.

Stick-up to go

Fort Greene: A pizza place was robbed … and all the other 88th Precinct crime. Comment.

REPORTED! Slopers starting to come forward to solve ID thefts

Park Slope: Three more Park Slopers have been the victim of — and actually reported! — identity theft. Comment.

Woman grabbed and robbed on Lincoln Place

Park Slope: Four thugs attacked a woman on Jan. 22 — plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Stone’s throw

Park Slope: Vandals smashed the window of a man’s car on Jan. 23. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Punched out

Downtown: Two hooligans punched and robbed a man on Jan. 23 — plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

WEIRDO! Gunman invades nail salon, has women lift shirts

Williamsburg: A gunman barged into an India Street nail salon and stole $267 from two terrified employees on Jan. 23. Comment.

Robber caught

Williamsburg: A teenage thug with a rap sheet as long as his arm was arrested yet again after robbing a candy store on Havemeyer Street on Jan. 22, cops said. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Lover’s quarrel

Williamsburg: A woman who was arguing with her boyfriend lost her purse to an opportunistic thief at the corner of Manhattan Avenue and India Street on Jan. 27. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

A sore thumb

Carroll Gardens: One man slashed another man on Jan. 17. Plus all the other crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Punch ’n’ rob

Fort Greene: Four thugs punched a Grand Avenue pedestrian on Jan. 22. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1).

January, 2008

SPEAK UP! Bloggers will tell all about thefts, but don’t tell cops

Park Slope: It turns out that cops in the 78th Precinct are not aware of any spike in identity thefts, despite weeks of blog frenzy over the elusive crime. Comments (3).

Shattered

Park Slope: A 33-year-old man never knew what hit him on Jan. 16 when a perp bashed him from behind on Union Street and stole his wallet — but the good news is that the thug was later arrested, cops said. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Horrifying attack on Bklyn Bridge bicyclist

Downtown: A bicyclist was robbed and pummeled by a gang of teenagers on the Brooklyn Bridge footpath on Jan. 16. Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comments (1).

Park mugging

Williamsburg: A 13-year-old girl was mugged as she walked through McCarren Park on Jan. 17. Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

School scuffle

Fort Greene: A fight broke out in a elementary school auditorium on Jan. 18 — which would be normal enough except that both of the participants were parents. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Three on one

Park Slope: Three teenagers mugged a 34-year-old woman shortly at around 5 pm on Jan. 21. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’s 77th Precinct. Comment.

ROBBED! Art space loses its security equipment to thieves

Williamsburg: Galapagos, the Williamsburg arts haven that is rehabbing an old stables for a move to DUMBO, was robbed of almost $300,000 worth of security devices that were supposed to keep its future home protected, cops said. Comments (5).

Smash ’n’ grab

Carroll Gardens: A burglar broke a window to invade a woman’s Union Street home and steal her purse on Jan. 16. Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1).

INVASION! He breaks into home hours after mugging someone

Williamsburg: An armed thug claiming that he had just stabbed someone, robbed two Williamsburg women after forcing his way into their South Fourth Street apartment on Jan. 19. Comment.

Caper foiled

Williamsburg: Police arrested two young men on Jan. 20 as the perps tried to steal copper pipes from a construction site. Comment.

On camera

Bay Ridge: A thief stole a high-tech camera from a 92nd Street medical office. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Cops nab hotel stabber

Bay Ridge: Police in Bay Ridge have arrested a woman and charged her with fatally stabbing a man in the Best Western Gregory Hotel last month. Comment.

CAUGHT! Mugger is collared after Prospect Park West purse snatch

Park Slope: One teen who robbed a woman on Fifth Street near Prospect Park was chased down and collared on Jan. 6, but his accomplice got away. Comment.

Stinky fish

Park Slope: A thief made off with a woman’s wallet while she was dining at a Flatbush Avenue sushi restaurant on Jan. 13. Plus all the crime news from Prospect Heights’s 77th Precinct. Comment.

Carjacked

Downtown: A car and a motorcycle were stolen within hours of each other on Jan. 9. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Special delivery

Crime: A perp posing as a UPS deliveryman gained entrance to a man’s Washington Avenue apartment on Jan. 7 and attempted to force the man to empty his bank account, but the resourceful victim managed to escape after losing only $4. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Cleaner blamed for cleaning out

Park Slope: A housecleaner has been blamed for stealing jewelry from a Sterling Place apartment on Dec. 18. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Nightclub theft

Williamsburg: A woman was partying too hard at a Bedford Avenue nightclub on Jan. 10 — and someone swiped her handbag, cops said. Plus all the crime news from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Bad order

Bay Ridge: Yet another Chinese food deliveryman was robbed, this time at knifepoint in a Bay 17th Street building on Jan. 9. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Old gold

Williamsburg: It was a bad week for old folks in Williamsburg. Plus all the crime news from the 90th Precinct. Comment.

Sweepscam

Bay Ridge: A 64-year-old Bay Ridge man is the latest victim of a widespread Canadian-based sweepstakes scam. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’ 68th Precinct. Comment.

RAID! Two gunmen storm warehouse

Carroll Gardens: Two gun-toting bandits raked in $9,600 from a heist in a Seabring Street warehouse on Jan. 5. Comment.

WHEELS! Man beats friend but loses car

Fort Greene: A fight between two men ended up with one man’s car stolen and another beaten. Comment.

SAVED! Park worker was the hero when shots were fired

Park Slope: A heroic city employee protected 50 people, most of them tykes, in a Prospect Heights playground after two shots were fired in their direction on Jan. 9. He told the harrowing story exclusively to The Brooklyn Paper. Comment.

Fire escaped

Park Slope: A thief made off with $2,700 in valuables from a Prospect Place apartment on Jan. 2. Plus all the other crime news from our newest precinct, the 77th in Prospect Heights. Comments (1).

Villains ring in ’08 with crime

Park Slope: New Year’s Eve is a popular time for partiers to practice their hedonistic art, but it also proved to be a good time for criminals to get to work in Park Slope. At least five crimes — including an assault, two break-ins, a purse-snatching, and a car theft — all occurred in the hours just before or just after the ball dropped in Times Square. Plus other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Babes at gunpoint

Fort Greene: It was a bad week for 12-year-old boys in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. In two separate incidents on Jan. 3, two 12-year-old boys were robbed at gunpoint. Plus all the other crime news from Clinton Hill and Fort Greene’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

School bully

Bay Ridge: A Fort Hamilton HS student assaulted a school security officer on Jan. 4. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comments (1).

Standoff! Slope comes to halt as man with shotgun goes nuts

Park Slope: Ninth Street was locked down late on Jan. 6 and early into the next morning after an emotionally disturbed — and possibly drugged out — man fired a shotgun inside his house. Comment.

Fork You

Williamsburg: All the crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Court slash

Downtown: A woman was slashed with a razor after an argument at the criminal courthouse on Jay Street on Jan. 3. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Heist! $1M worth of jewels lifted in Billyburg kidnap

Williamsburg: A jeweler was kidnapped at gunpoint in the Hasidic section of Williamsburg on Dec. 31 and forced to drive to his warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where his captors stole more than $1 million worth of gold and jewels. Comment.

Cops seek help nailing bank thief

Park Slope: Here is the man whom police say robbed the Commerce Bank on Fifth Avenue on Dec. 23. Comment.

All bark, no bite

Carroll Gardens: A gun-toting robber tried to stick up an eatery on Dwight Street, but left empty-handed. Plus all the other news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Home invasion

Bay Ridge: A trespassing thief shot a man inside his 70th Street apartment while the victim was watching television on Jan. 5. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comments (1).

Cop: Muggers not singling out women

Park Slope: Park Slope’s top cop dismissed rumors that the neighborhood has been plagued by a recent spate of muggings targeting women walking by themselves. Comment.

Now these are some smooth thieves

Downtown: Police are looking for three men who stole more than $1,600 worth of lotion, cough medicine and eye drops from a drug store on Court Street on Dec. 29. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Police nab serial robber

Carroll Gardens: A repeated robber of 24-hour delis on Court Street got caught because he struck too frequently — plus all the other crime news from Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct Comment.

Kicked while down

Fort Greene: Three thugs punched and knocked down a 28-year-old Grand Street resident, and then, as the coup de grace, kicked him while he was down on Dec. 30. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct Comment.

Fatal stabbing in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: A 39-year-old man was fatally stabbed by his 29-year-old roommate on Dec. 26 in their Fifth Avenue apartment building, cops said. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’ 68th Precinct. Comments (1).

Unwelcome guest at the Comfort Inn

Park Slope: Someone broke into the Comfort Inn — and stole water! Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Elderly rob

Bay Ridge: An elderly couple had their Cropsey Avenue apartment robbed of cash and jewelry while they were away on Dec. 28. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.