On August 18, a woman’s pocketbook was stolen when she placed it on the ground in order to tie her shoe. The perp approached from behind, grabbed it and fled toward Tillary Street, with her $50, credit card and prescription drugs. Two days later, a woman was walking on Montague Street when two men exited a vehicle and approached her from behind and said, “Let me get that for you…make this easy.” The men took her bag containing her iPod, cell phone, birth certificate and social security card.
A woman had the possessions stolen from her purse as she sat at the Brooklyn Library branch on Cadman Plaza East on August 22. The woman said she had placed her purse on the back of her chair but when she left she noticed her keys and debit card were missing.
A MacBook was stolen from an office building on Court Street near Joralemon Street on August 18. The office was vacated for a few hours and when the owner returned, she found her laptop and black suitcase were gone.
This week saw a break from the unusually high number of car and motorcycle thefts, with just one motorcycle theft. On August 18, a $14,000 2009 Yamaha bike was stolen on Pacific Street, between Smith and Hoyt streets. A witness reported that he saw two men lift the bike into the back of a white minivan.
A man was robbed and assaulted on the corner of Nevins and Bergen Street. The man was walking to his girlfriend’s apartment when he passed two men who asked “Hey big man, you got the time.” One of the men then struck the victim in the face and knocked him to the ground, where they kicked him multiple times. The men made off with $60.
Finally, a man had his drum machine stolen from him in the Fulton Mall, near Adams Street. On August 18, the man was walking down the street when he was approached by a man who said “What you doing, give me that.” The man told the perp to leave him alone, but the thief displayed a gun and made off with the instrument.