Woman Attacked on Downing Street: This Week's Police Blotter

Victim followed home by bicycle-riding suspect to her building's front door.

This information was provided by the New York City Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Woman Attacked by Robber on Downing Street

An unknown man riding a dark-colored bicycle followed a 28-year-old woman returning from a party to the front door of her residence on Downing Street between Putnam and Gates avenues on Dec. 25 at 3:05 a.m., asking her, "Are you all right?" After the woman said she was O.K., the perp continued to follow her, opening the building's front door, which the woman then tried to close. After a brief struggle, the man stuck the woman with a metal object, saying, "Give me that," pointing to the victim's bag. When the woman turned over the bag, the man said, "Run, or I'll hit you again." The victim ran and the perp fled on his bike in an unknown direction. A 24-hour security camera is located in the lobby of the woman's building where the crime occurred.

Grieving Brothers Turn on Each Other

An argument erupted between two brothers over their recently departed mother's funeral arrangements at an Adelphi Street residence on Dec. 20 at 1 a.m. One of the brothers became verbally violent, taking out a knife and threatening his sibling, saying, "Don't come near me, I will cut you." The perp then stabbed his brother in the left shoulder and on the left side of his back. The suspect then fled, only to return while a police officer was taking the report less than an hour later, telling the officer, "I did it."

Robbery on Dekalb

Two male suspects—one black, one Hispanic—stopped a 16-year-old at Dekalb Avenue and Adelphi Street on Dec. 19 at 4:10 p.m. and said, "if you make this easy for me, I'll make it easy for you." The suspects then took the victim's iTouch, fleeing northbound towards Myrtle Avenue.

Pathmark Perp Returns to Scene of Crime

A man identified by police as Elias Abreu, 42, was arrested on Dec. 20 after returning to the Pathmark supermarket located at 625 Atlantic Ave. after returning to the scene of a crime in order to retrieve belongings left by a female companion. Hours earlier, store security observed Abreu and the companion putting assorted non-food items in a bag. When approached, the female suspect attacked the security guard and fled with the bag. No word on what personal item Abreu was attempting to retrieve.

Male Victim Slashed

On Dec. 20 at 9:45 p.m. at Willoughby and St. Edwards streets, an unknown perp slashed 35-year-old man with a knife under his chin and right hand after a struggle, which began after the perp demanded the victim turn over his earring and everything in his pockets.

Man Victimized Twice

A 26-year-old man walking from the G line Clinton-Washington Av Station southbound on Washington Avenue reported being grabbed from the neck and thrown down to the ground by an unknown perp on Dec. 21 at 12:40 a.m. The suspect then stole the man's iPhone and fled eastbound on Lafayette Avenue. A second suspect then approached the man, asking, "Where's your wallet?" at which point, the victim handed it over. After demanding the man's PIN, the second suspect also fled eastbound on Lafayette Avenue.

More Than $1,000 Cash Stolen

While walking in the vicinity of 100 N. Portland Ave. on his way to drop off "business money" to its owner on Dec. 22 at 10:45 a.m., a 35-year-old man was jumped by an unknown suspect who grabbed a bag containing $1,066 and fled to a waiting vehicle at nearby Park Avenue. After running to the vehicle, the man reported seeing a second suspect displaying a black firearm tucked in his waist. The suspects fled eastbound on Park Avenue. No injuries were reported.

Attempted Carjacking on Park Ave.

Four black males approached a man getting into his vehicle parked in the vicinity of 115 Park Ave. on Dec. 22 at 11 p.m. One of the suspects then entered the passenger side of the vehicle while another pulled the victim from the driver's seat, entered the vehicle and drove away. Police found the car a short distance away on N. Elliott Place, but the man's iPhone and wallet were not recovered.

Teen Robbed

An unknown suspect, who is still at large, robbed a 14-year-old male of his iPhone 4S at Washington Park and Dekalb Avenue on Dec. 23 at 3:15 p.m.

Shoplifters Pinched at Target

Four teenage girls and one 20-year-old man were arrested after one of them refused to accompany a Target store employee after getting caught shoplifting on Dec. 23. The incident began at 1:47 p.m. on the store's second floor when one of the teens attempted to steal $104 worth of clothing. After refusing to cooperate, the teen and the other defendants began punching the employee multiple times.

Woman's Shelter Roommate Turns Violent

On Dec. 16 at 11:30 p.m., woman's roommate at a shelter located at 200 Tillary Street attacked her with a can while she was lying down in bed. The woman received visible bruises in the attack.

Choking Incident at Women's Shelter

A verbal argument between a two females in their 20s at the Tillary Street Women's Shelter on Dec. 20 at 11 p.m. ended with one of them attacking the other, landing several punches to the head and choking her. The perp was arrested on the morning of Dec. 23.

Police Injured in Housing Tower Brawl

After seeing a man exit the elevator on the 11th floor of 487 Carlton Ave. on Dec. 21 at 2:10 p.m., a police officer observed the suspect grabbing his waistband as if to reach for a weapon. The man, identified as Trevare White, 36, then fled up the stairs to the 17th floor, where he was stopped by the officer who tried to place him in handcuffs. During the arrest, White pushed and punched the officer, injuring the officer's right hand. The officer was taken to Wyckoff Hospital for treatment.

Dispute at Store Turns Ugly

During a verbal dispute between two individuals at a store located at 137 Carlton Ave. on Dec. 24 at 10:16 p.m., a man behind the counter was struck and cut in the forehead by a side door kicked in by the other. Police arrested the assailant and charged him with assault.

Laptop Stolen From Unlocked Residence

On the evening of Dec. 20, a MacBook Pro laptop was stolen while its owner was at work and a roommate was walking the dog around the block with the door to their St. James Place residence unlocked. No security cameras or witnesses were reported at the scene.

Elderly Woman Tricked Into Vehicle

On Dec. 20 at 3 p.m., an 84-year-old woman was approached by an unknown female while standing in the vicinity of 449 Myrtle Ave. When the unknown female told the woman that she had fond a wallet, she told her to turn it over to the police. Minutes later, the elderly woman said a black four-door sedan pulled up to the curb with the same female inside asking her if she needed a ride. The woman agreed, entering the vehicle and traveling a short distance down Myrtle. After stepping out of the vehicle, the woman noticed that her Bank of America debit card was missing. Subsequently, four different transactions were made without her authorization for a total of $800.

St. James Place Bag Snatch

While walking home on St. James Place on Dec. 20 at 6:55 p.m., a 43-year-old woman reported being approached from behind by a man who snatched her bag from her right shoulder, running south on St. James. The man, identified as Marek Kacaper, 27, was later arrested and charged with the crime.

Man Leaves Bag, Which Then Disappears

A 38-year-old man left a bag on the sidewalk in front of his St. James Place residence while retrieving his car keys on Dec. 21 at 10 p.m. Returning shortly afterwards, the man discovered the bag, including a MacBook Pro, iPad 2 and two pairs of Ray Bans, missing.

Store 'Target' of Major Fraud Scheme

Security for the Target at Atlantic Terminal Mall turned over the suspect in a scheme that cost the retailer $36,000 on Dec. 23. The employee, Isaac Smith, 27, is accused of accepting counterfeit bills from known suspects and exchanging them for real bills. The scheme is alleged to have occurred between Nov. 11 and Dec. 23.

Valuables Stolen From Car

A woman who parked her car near the intersection of Washington and Park avenues returned on Dec. 23 at 10:30 p.m. to find her rear passenger-side window broken and a duffel bag with a diamond bracelet, earrings, gold bangles, a necklace and clothing missing. Combined total value of the items was over $15,000.


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