A thug with a gun followed a woman down Joralemon Street on Sept. 17 just after midnight, stealing a bag of change that she was carrying and screaming profanities at her when she tried to outsmart him.
The woman, who is 23, noticed the man following her as she crossed Columbus Park, but tried to lose him by darting into a market on Clinton Street. A few minutes later, she left the market and continued walking on Joralemon Street, but the punk was waiting for her as she approached Sidney Place.
The punk jumped out at her, pointed a gun at her, said, “Shut the f— up,” and demanded she fork over her wallet. The woman took out a plastic baggie filled with coins isntead, but the man wanted more. “What the f— is that? Is that all you have?,” the man asked. The victim shrugged, and the man took off running down Henry Street.
The woman described the perp as a white man who is 6-feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds.
A perp stole a woman’s purse from a popular Clark Street coffee shop on Sept. 19 and used her credit card to purchase an $81 MetroCard. The employer left her purse on a shelf at the café, which is near Henry Street, when she got to work at 9 am, but when she came back three hours later, it was missing.
A thug broke into a car that was parked in a Schermerhorn Street lot overnight on Sept. 18, making off with a cellphone, digital camera, and a satellite guidance system. The security guard told cops that he didn’t see anyone strange in the garage, which is near Smith Street.
A perp broke into a popular eyeglass store on Montague Street near Clinton Street on Sept. 20, stealing $100 from the register and escaping before the cops could arrive. The man triggered the safety alarm at around midnight and a security camera captured the burglary, but the perp was wearing a baseball cap and gloves, so his face was obscured and he didn’t leave any fingerprints.
A thug broke into a car overnight on Sept. 18, smashing the driver’s side window and making off with the car’s front bumper, subwoofers, amplifiers, and all four wheels. The car’s owner, who was visiting a friend on Pacific Street, parked his Honda sedan on Dean Street near Nevins Street around 11 pm, but when he came back the next morning, everything was gone.
— Sarah Portlock
©2008 Community News Group
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