Seems that while our law enforcement officials are busy writing parking tickets, citizens are being yoked at a fever pitch:
Brooklyn Paper Police Blotter: A quintet of thugs surrounded a man sitting in Cadman Plaza Park and stole his camera at 2 pm on June 15.
The man, who had been relaxing with a friend on a bench near Middagh Street, was tinkering with his camera when the group approached and asked to see it.
After he agreed, the man turned and walked away with the device. When the victim tried to recover the camera, the thugs turned on him and started punching him in the face.
The camera was not recovered…
Two men — who may have been armed — forced a Brooklyn Heights man to withdraw $800 from an ATM before ordering him to drive them to Manhattan on June 16.
The drama began at 10:30 pm, when the man, who was getting into his car, was approached by the two men, one of whom claimed to have a knife.
The men forced the victim into a bank vestibule on Montague Street between Court and Clinton streets, where he withdrew the cash.
But these perps weren’t done yet. After pocketing the money, they ordered the man back to his car so he could drive them to the Herald Square area.