Sections

This thief is a real Grinch

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Heart too small

A burglarizing Grinch stole a bevy of Christmas gifts from a Pacific Street house on Dec. 21.

The thief slipped into the basement, apparently through an unlocked door, and stole video games, CDs, headphones, a pen set, coin purse, a table tennis set and other goodies apparent presents from the home between Clinton and Henry streets between 12:30 and 4:40 pm.

Take it from the bank

’Twas the day before Christmas and a thief held up a bank on a Lorraine Street.

At 11 am, the villain passed a note to a teller informing her that he intended to rob the bank branch between Columbia and Otsego streets.

The employee gave $6,500 to the crook, who fled on foot.

Cutthroat

A hoodlum put a knife to a woman’s throat on Cheever Place and mugged her on Christmas Eve.

The 27-year-old victim said a man sneaked behind her at around noon near the corner of Kane Street, and demonstrated his intentions with the blade. She handed over her diamond necklace, engagement ring and $100 from her purse, and he fled.

Bullet wound

A dispute at a late night party on Columbia Street erupted into gunfire and left a 14-year-old boy with a minor gunshot wound.

A bullet grazed the head of the teen, who had been part of the argument with at least two other people at 4:45 am between Huntington and West Ninth streets.

Music’s over

Three goons mugged a teen on Smith Street en route to school on Dec. 19.

One of the culprits threatened the 16-year-old student by saying he had a knife. He then rifled through the victim’s jacket pocket, taking his iPod and cellphone at 8:30 am near the corner of Baltic Street.

No deliverance

A gang beat up and mugged a food deliveryman on Van Brunt Street on Dec. 21.

The three muggers approached their 43-year-old victim at around 10 pm between Verona Street and Visitation Place, and one of the trio punched the man in the face and nicked $40 and his phone.

Hacked

Burglars pilfered several computers from a Van Brunt Street business overnight on Dec. 27.

The dastards invaded the business, which operates in the converted Civil War-era warehouse near the corner of Reed Street, by climbing through a window between 8 pm and 7:30 the following morning.

They stole one laptop and four desktop computers, cops said.

— Mike McLaughlin

Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Reader Feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not BrooklynPaper.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynPaper.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.