This blotter was compiled using information provided by the New York Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
At 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 8, a man was walking on Saint Felix Street near Lafayette Avenue when a group of people approached him and asked, "What's in the box?" then asked "What's in your pocket?" A male perp took the man's wallet, took $15 and then returned his wallet. A female perp threatened the man, saying "We will f*ck you up!" and then the two fled in an unknown direction. The male perp is described as between the ages of 14 and 16 years old, wearing a black bubble jacket, red hoodie and blue jeans. The female perp is described as standing 5-foot-4, with a slim build and wearing a black True Religion hoodie and blue jeans.
At 8:15 p.m. on Jan. 9 a 29-year-old woman was walking north on Washington Avenue between Gates and Greene avenues when she attempted to walk through a group of males standing on the street. The woman was hit in the face, knocked to the ground and her iPhone was taken. Emergency medical services brought the woman to Long Island College Hospital to be treated.
At 7:20 p.m. on Jan. 10 a 16-year-old male was walking east on Atlantic Avenue toward Cumberland Street when he was approached by three unknown perps. One perp displayed a knife and removed the victim's cell phone. The victim ran to his friend's house and called the police.
At 11:20 p.m. on Jan. 12 a 38-year-old man and his friend were approached by two perps near Washington Avenue. The perps said "Stop and give me all your money," and when the man began to scream for someone to call the police, the perps punched him. Both victims began to fight back and the perps ran away. No money was taken.*
At 11:35 p.m. on Jan. 12 a 25-year-old man was walking on Washington Avenue near Willoughby Avenue when two perps approached him and took his headphones. The man tried to chase after the perps but when they realized he was pursuing them, they ran at the man, threatening him. The victim then fled.*
*A 20-year-old man and 19-year-old man were arrested in connection to the two above incidents.
At 11 p.m. on Jan. 7, a 29-year-old woman, her child and her two male friends left her aunt's apartment on North Elliott Place and walked to her car parked on Park Avenue near St. Edwards Street when a perp approached the group with gun drawn. He warned them not to try to get away, and when the men ran, the perp chased them and fired his gun, which did not actually go off. The woman also tried to escape, but the perp hit her in the head, causing her fall with her child in her arms. She then ran to her aunt's house and the perp fired the gun at her head, but did not hit her. A 30-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident, but the gun was not recovered.
At 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 a woman, 29, reported her ex-boyfriend beat her on Dec. 27 at her South Elliott Place residence, hitting her on her legs with a fishing pole and leaving bruises. He also threatened her, saying he "was gonna kill her."
At 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 7, a 63-year-old woman reported she and her family discovered possessions missing from their South Elliot Place home, including a ring, Apple laptop, Amazon Kindle Fire and Macbook charger. The basement front and rear doors were unlocked and there were no signs of forcible entry.
At 8:37 a.m. on Jan. 7, a 34-year-old male reported he was asleep in his Irving Place home when an unknown perp entered through the rear kitchen window and took his camera, iPad 2 and Amazon Kindle.
At 12:20 p.m. on Jan. 10, a 57-year-old male reported unknown perps entered his Flushing Avenue business and took his laptop, cameras, camera case and battery packs. The perps fled in an unknown direction. Other business owners on the same floor said they did not see any suspicious people entering or exciting the area.
At 4:40 p.m. on Jan. 10, a shoplifter stole more than $3,000 in designer bags from a store in the Atlantic Center Mall. A 23-year-old employee of Burlington Coat Factory told police that the store’s surveillance video cameras recorded a man removing Prada and Gucci tote bags and satchels from a shelf at around 4:13 p.m., placed them in a shopping cart and then brought the cart into the bathroom at around. The crook then left the store around 45 minutes later without paying for the designer goods. The thief stole a total of $3,296 worth of goods.
At 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 6, a 27-year-old woman reported she was walking down the Classon Avenue subway entrance stairs on Lafayette and Classon avenues when a perp walking up the stairs grabbed her iPhone 5. The victim chased the perp through the Lafayette Gardens Housing and said the perp might have fled into a building on Classon Avenue.
On Jan. 8, police arrested an employee of a department store in the Atlantic Center Mall for participating in a credit card scheme that cost the store over $27,000 back in October. The 23-year-old Target cashier processed 21 fraudulent credit and debit card transactions for another man and did not get customer signatures for the transactions, resulting in a loss of around $27,823 for Target from Oct. 11 through Oct. 19. The man told investigators that he was working with an accomplice but will not reveal his name. The Financial Criminal Task Force is investigating the crimes.
At 2:09 p.m. on Jan. 12, a 67-year-old woman was getting her mail from in front of her house on Greene Avenue near Lafayette Avenue when a perp walked up to her, asked her "Are you alright?" and took $10 from her pocket.
From 1:30 to 2 p.m. on Jan. 13, a thief stole a woman’s wedding band, engagement ring, credit cards and cash from a car parked in a garage on Atlantic Avenue. The 46-year-old victim told police that she parked her car in a garage, but left it unlocked from 1:30 through 2 p.m. When she returned to get her car, she found that someone had stolen her wedding band and engagement ring set, worth $2,000, multiple credit cards, diabetes medication, purse and $140 in cash. Surveillance videos recorded the grand larceny and police are looking for the crook.
At 6 p.m. on Jan. 13, a 65-year-old woman was walking west on Willoughby Avenue toward Clermont Avenue when a man came up behind her and snatched her purse and glasses. The perp ran south on Clermonth Avenue toward DeKalb Avenue.
At 6:40 p.m. on Jan. 13, a 23-year-old woman was on a southbound train near Fulton Street and Washington Avenue when two perps wearing hoodies approached her and took her iPhone from her hands. The woman chased the perps off the train to Atlantic Avenue and Waverly Place, where she lost them.