This police blotter is based on info provided by the New York Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Attempted meat robbery
A 21-year-old male tried to steal hot dogs, lunch meat, fried chicken, and sausage from the Associated supermarket at 367 Waverly Avenue on April 10th. After a scuffle with the store manager, the thief was apprehended.
A 23-year-old male was entering the subway at the Clinton-Washington G train station early Saturday morning when someone grabbed him from behind and placed him in a headlock. The attacker, who claimed to have a gun, ordered the victim to hand over his wallet and backpack. The thief then fled the scene. The items stolen included a Mac laptop, a black optical mouse, and an external hard drive.
A homeless woman was attacked by two unknown men outside the St. Martin de Pomes shelter at 200 Tillary Street on Friday evening at 11:15. Two shelter workers were also injured when they came to her defense. One of the workers was knocked unconsious and taken to the hospital, where she refused treatment because her injuries were minor. Police are using surveilance tape to track down the suspects.
Man stabbed with pen at restaurant
A security guard at Applebee's on Flatbush was stabbed in the head with a pen after refusing to let a man enter the restaurant at 10:30 on Friday night. Luckily he suffered only minor injuries, and the attacker was arrested shortly after.
Man duped by iPad scam
A scam artist posing as a Best Buy employee tricked someone out of $1200 at the Atlantic Mall last Monday evening at 10:10. A man wearing Best Buy uniform told the victim that he would sell him four iPads at half price for a total of $1200. Yet when the two met outside Best Buy the man took the money, entered the store, and never returned.
Auto shop targeted
Master Auto Repair center at 45 Clinton Avenue was hit by robbers who broke through a chain link fence and disabled the store's alarm before making off with air guns, pliers, wrenches, and screwdrivers. Police are reviewing surveillance footage.
Thieves take copper in two unrelated incidents
Early Tuesday morning, thieves stole 172ft of copper wire from the subway tracks near the Nevins Street station. Then, sometime last weekend, copper pipes were stolen from the outside of Lafayette Ave Presbyterian church at 85 South Oxford. There is no word as to whether the crimes are related.