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Gun-Wielding Teen Robbery Spree: This Week's Police Blotter

16-year-old tied to four violent incidents against young women.

It was a mostly routine week for the men and women patrolling the 88th Precinct, which includes Fort Greene and Clinton Hill—all except for the mini-crime spree committed by one 16-year-old male, who in the span of two days managed to terrorize four victims by displaying a gun.

In total, there were 26 reported felonies last week.

Please note: This blotter is compiled using information provided by the New York Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Robbery

  • A 30-year-old woman was held up at gunpoint by a 16-year-old male perp displaying a black firearm as he approached her from behind as she walked on Clifton Place near Classon Avenue on Sept. 2 at 10:08 p.m. The suspect was arrested on Sept. 4 within the confines of the 88th Precinct. No firearm was recovered. The name of the perp is being withheld because of his age.
  • In a separate incident involving the same teenage perp, a 25-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint on Lafayette and Classon avenues on Sept. 3 at around 12:50 p.m. The perp grabbed the victim’s iPhone and then ran into Lafayette Gardens Houses.
  • Later on Sept. 3 at 2 p.m., the same 16-year-old perp attempted to rob a victim’s bag at Classon and Greene avenues.
  • Also on Sept. 3 at 10:20 p.m., the perp shoved a black firearm into a 26-year-old woman’s face and demanded that she turn over her phone. The perp then took the phone and ran into Lafayette Gardens Houses.
  • Rasheed Osundairo, 21, was caught red-handed after police tracked down an iPhone he stole from a 34-year-old woman on Fort Greene Place and Dekalb Avenue on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. At the time of his arrest, Osundairo gave his name as “Abe Osundair,” but later revealed his true identity when arresting officers warned that it was a crime to misrepresent one’s name.
  • A 14-year-old male was robbed at knifepoint at Ingersoll Houses on Sept. 7 at 7:20 a.m. The perp then fled via the pedestrian overpass on Navy Street. 
  • Unknown suspects followed a 35-year-old male near One Hanson Place on Sept. 8 at 6:48 p.m. and then told him turn over the contents of his pockets, which included an iPhone 4. The suspects then pushed the man to the ground causing a cut to his right eyebrow. The perps then fled westbound on State Street.

Assault

  • A 45-year-old man told police that Arlette Jones, 48, stared and mumbled words at him and his fiancé has they rode the IRT westbound at Franklin Avenue station on Sept. 4 at around 2 a.m. Jones then broke the mug on the floor and kept the sharp handle in her bag. As the couple boarded a No. 3 train at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station, Jones then took the sharp handle and slashed left side of the man’s face.
  • Two unknown perps approached three people as they walked south on Washington Park near Willoughby Avenue on Sept. 8 at 4:20 a.m. A melee then ensued with one of the victims getting cut about the hands and on the right side of the neck and the other cut on the left side of the head.  The suspects then fled north on Washington Park on foot.

Burglary

  • Unknown perp(s) stole $360 in digital ink cartridges from a company van parked near 93 Emerson Place sometime between Sept. 1 and Sept. 3. The perp(s) entered the van from the passenger side.
  • A couple left their home at Grand Avenue near Putnam on Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. returning at 7 p.m. the same day to find the lock to the front door tampered with. After entering the home through a fire escape, one of the victims, a 29-year-old man, found a knife, digital camera, phone charger, money change jar and MacBook missing. Neighbors didn’t see anything unusual.
  • When a school safety monitor alerted him that an alarm went off, a school official at P.S. 11 on Waverly Avenue found an window gate ripped open in one of the building’s rooms on Sept. 5 at 5:48 a.m. Upon further inspection, the official found the cafeteria door shattered with a piece of wood, which was left inside the school’s kitchen.
  • The driver of a commercial truck parked at 136 Fort Greene Place found a young male looking into a half-cracked open window. The driver later found a cellphone, GPS and two-way radio missing.
  • Unknown perp(s) entered a residence on Dekalb Avenue near Adelphi Street and stole a iPad2 and MacBook Pro on Sept. 6 sometime between 9:20 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Larceny

  • A victim told police that an unknown female took her wallet from her purse while she used a bathroom at Atlantic Terminal Mall on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. The victim later found out that purchases were made at a Metrocard vending machine on her credit cards.
  • A 34-year-old had her phone in her hand when an unknown number of perps snatched the device at Waverly and Lafayette avenues on Sept. 3 at 6:15 p.m.
  • While riding in a black car to Williamsburg on Sept. 4 at 1:50 a.m., a 20-year-old told her driver that she had only a $100 bill and needed to get change. The driver then pulled over in the vicinity of Myrtle and Classon avenues and became belligerent and told her, “I’m going to let you out.” The driver then grabbed the woman’s iPhone from her hand and would not give it back. The woman then fled the vehicle in fear for her safety and the perp drove off with the phone.
  • A 28-year-old woman returned from work on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. and found the door to her room at Auburn Family Shelter open and a TV, Dell laptop, iPod Touch and DVD Player missing. She told police that she had previously lost her keys but that the locks were never changed.
  • After parking her car on Fulton Street near Classon Avenue, a 52-year-old woman returned to her vehicle to find her handbag, which was placed in full view in the backseat, missing.
  • A perp stole a 32-inch Samsung TV from Target at Atlantic Terminal Mall on Sept. 8 at around 7 p.m.
  • A shopper at Pathmark had her pink Kate Spade wallet stolen from a self-checkout on Sept. 9. The victim, a 23-year-old woman, thinks she may have been a victim of a distraction scheme involving two individuals—one of whom signaled to her shortly before she discovered the wallet stolen.
  • In the vicinity of 99 Clinton Ave. on Sept. 9 at 8:40 p.m., a 30-year-old woman had her iPhone 4S stolen by a perp who fled into 60 Carlton Ave.
  • Unknown perp(s) entered a vehicle parked at a public garage at 215 Willoughby Ave. on Sept. 7 at 1:15 p.m. and took a laptop, North Face backpack and other items worth over $3,200. The victim told police the car was locked. There was no damage found on the vehicle.
  • A 24-year-old woman found her earrings and debit and credit cards stolen after visiting Brooklyn Community Housing & Services at 105 Carlton Ave. on Sept. 8. The debit card was later used to withdraw $40 in cash.

Grand Theft Auto

  • A 29-year-old woman discovered her 1999 Mercury Cougar missing from a parking space at St. Edwards Street and Park Avenue on Sept. 4 at around 8 a.m. The woman told police that she had left the keys inside the vehicle accidentally when she parked it on Sept. 3 at 9:30 p.m.
  • The owner of a vehicle parked in the vicinity of 197 Carlton Ave. on Sept. 5 later found it missing.

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