It was a quiet week in the 76th precinct, and there weren’t any crimes at all in the Cobble Hill area. The 84th Precinct blotter did have a few incidents in the Boerum Hill area, and for incidents in Brooklyn Heights and Downtown, check out Brooklyn Heights Blog. Here’s a round-up:
Cops nabbed a 49-year-old perp after he stole a spirited elderly man’s laptop, as the victim was walking along Pacific Street on his way to get the computer fixed. The incident happened on April 20 at 10 am, when the perp pushed the victim to the ground just as he reached Hoyt Street. The perp grabbed the computer, and ran eastbound on Pacific Street, but the 70-year-old man leapt up and chased the perp. Cops joined in the foot chase soon after, and apprehended the thug.
Two roommates were robbed on April 15, after a man broke into their Court Street apartment within a two-hour window and made of with two laptops. One victim left the apartment, which is between State and Schermerhorn streets, at 6 pm. But by the time he came back at 8, his front door had been broken open and the computers were gone.
Another burglar broke into a woman’s Atlantic Avenue apartment on April 15, prying open her door with a crowbar and stealing two laptops and a pair of diamond earrings. The woman left her apartment, which is between Clinton and Court streets, at 10 am, but when she got home later that evening, her door had been smashed and her things were gone.
A woman arrived home on April 15 to her Nevins Street apartment, only to discover a man trying to pick her front door lock. The incident happened at 10:30 pm, near Wyckoff Street. The man quickly left the scene, and the woman immediately called a locksmith to change the locks. Then, she called the cops.
Burglars broke into a Court Street catering service on April 15, cleaning out the store’s cash boxes and stealing two laptops. The incident happened overnight, and when an employee got to the store — which is between Wyckoff and Bergen Streets — at 6 am the next morning, he noticed that a perp had unlocked the door, broken into the office, and smashed through the safe. All told, the perp stole $18,230 in cash, two chef knives, a briefcase, and the computers.
On April 13, a thief stole a man’s Honda motorcycle, which was parked on Wyckoff Street, near Smith Street. The man left his bike at 11:30 am, but when he came back an hour later it was already gone.