This week’s blotters got sidelined in the hubbub of breaking Busted Chef news, but not forgotten. Here, finally, are your blotters:
Cops arrested two punks for stealing iPods and cellphones from two victims — the first of whom identified the punks during the second crime. The first incident happened at 11 pm on June 8 just outside the Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station, when eight perps surrounded two guys and asked to use their cellphones. Two punks then hit the victims in the head, grabbed their backpacks, and raced away southbound on Hoyt Street. Cops came to the scene and drove around the neighborhood with the two victims, looking out for the perps.
An hour later: victory. As the cops and victims were canvassing, they discovered the hoodlums at it again on Livingston Street, between Bond Street and Hanover Place, where they had just asked a victim to use his phone. One perp said he had a knife and the second said he had a gun, so the victim handed over his phone without a fight. The cops jumped out of the squad car and chased the perps, arresting two of the three perps, ages 14 and 15.
The recent spate of car break-ins is back, after going quiet for a few weeks.
On June 12, a burglar broke into a man’s 2008 Mercedes sedan that he parked in a Schermerhorn Street garage, smashing the windows and stealing the man’s wallet and briefcase. The man parked in the lot, which is between Nevins Street and Third Avenue, at 8:10 pm, but when he came back at 9:45 pm, the damage was done.
Overnight on June 12, a perp looted a car he parked on York Street, smashing through the rear hatch and going wild. The victim parked his car between Gold and Bridge streets at 6 pm, but when he returned the next morning, the thief had stolen two vehicle seats, a CD player, 20 CDs, a folding table, spare tire, an umbrella, flowerpots, four pairs of shoes, and clothes.
In other news, cops arrested four punks after they beat up a 14-year-old boy on the G-train on June 11. There were seven more punks in the gang, who punched and kicked their victim in the head, face, and arms before snatching his Sidekick cellphone and sending him to the hospital. The incident happened around 5 pm while the victim was on the southbound G-train, and the boys ran out at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station. Cops surrounded the boys, grabbed four, but weren’t able to get the phone back.
Payback is tough. Two weeks ago, a popular Montague Street pizzeria fired an employee who, as he was leaving, allegedly said, “I am going to cause harm.” Flash forward to June 11 at 2:30 am, when cops arrived at the hotspot, which is between Clinton and Henry streets, to find the front door smashed through and the basement door lock broken.
Someone stole a woman’s purse from a Hicks Street building lobby on June 8, after the bag was unattended for just 10 minutes. The victim told cops she was unloading her car around 11:45 am and put her bag down on a table in the lobby, which is between Love Lane and Clark Street. But by the time she came back, the bag was gone and with it two digital cameras, jewelry, her iPod, and wallet.
A brazen burglar robbed a 51-year-old at 8:30 am on York Street as she was walking to her sister’s apartment, making off with $1,000 cash and several birth certificates. The incident happened on May 31, when the woman was nearing Jay Street. She told cops that she got so nervous when the man attacked her that she closed her eyes and couldn’t remember what he looked like. But, she remembered that he ran up to her, didn’t say a word, and grabbed her bag.