This week’s police blotter saw an unusually high number of assaults in the area, as well as a subletter turned robber.
A skateboarder was attacked for his iPod on August 15th near the corner of Furman and Montague streets. The 24-year-old was riding his skateboard just before 10 p.m. when he was approached by three youth thugs who threatened physical injury if he didn’t hand over his music player.
A 53-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed near the corner of Jay and York streets in the early hours of August 11. Just before 5 a.m. the woman was approached by a young thug who punched her in the face, pushed her to the ground and stole her shoulder bag, containing a thermos and an MP3 player.
More than $15,000 in cash was stolen from a woman on Water Street who subletted her apartment from April to August. The woman returned to her home, between Main and Old Dock streets, this month to find that the giant wad of cash she had hidden in a wooden box as well as the $4,500 rent check the subletter had made out to her for his stay had been stolen.
Nearly $5,000 in property was taken on August 14 from an apartment on Front Street. A couple who were house-sitting returned to the apartment to find $2,000 laptop, $1,000 in clothes and more than $1,500 in jewelry all missing.
The raft of vehicle thefts continues this week with two missing bikes. On August 10, at the corner of Court and Livingston streets, a bicycle that was chained to a street sign went missing when the owner returned five hours later. Two days later, on Monroe Place near Clark Street, a Vespa scooter, valued at $3,500, was reported missing.