84th Precinct Police Blotter – 10/20/09

bugleblotter-300x1711 This week was filled with robberies, including a unusually high number committed with handguns.

Two thieves stole a man’s iPhone, $60 cash and his credit cards at gunpoint on Henry Street, between Joralemon Court and State streets on October 15. The 35-year-old man was walking home from work at 11:20 p.m. when he was stopped by the two men, who brandished a gun and asked him what he had in his pockets.

Two days later, two crooks robbed a man at gunpoint near the corner of Bridge and Prospect streets just before noon on October 17. The two twenty-somethings approached the 39-year-old man, and one of the perps pulled a gun and said, “give me money.” The victim handed over his wallet, containing $2 and credit cards.

A man was pushed down the stairs and robbed at gunpoint by two perps at the York Street F train stop on September 28. The 26-year-old male was pushed down the stairs to the platform and one of the men displayed a silver automatic weapon and instructed the victim to close his eyes while they reached into his pocket and removed his cell phone and wallet.

In another subway crime, two robbers stole a man’s Blackberry on the 4 train and fled at the Borough Hall stop on October 14. The crooks, one male and one female, approached the 35-year-old man after entering at Atlantic Avenue, and the male took the cell phone around 6:30 p.m. The victim tackled the crook, but then the female bandit started punching the victim in the face, causing a laceration.

A perp took off with a man’s laptop as he sat at the counter of a restaurant for lunch on October 14. The $1500 laptop was taken as the man sat at the counter with his friends around 2:30 p.m. at the eatery on Joralemon Street between Clinton and Court streets.

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  • cat

    Okay, could the reporter be a little clearer on where these things are happening? There is no Henry St. “between Court and State streets”; it is impossible. And which “eatery” are we talking about on Joralemon between Court and Clinton? These incidents are a little too close to home for me. Thanks.

    P.S. The GPS ad by Google is blocking part of my comment box. Fixable?

  • north heights res

    The only possible “eatery” with a counter on Joralemon between Court and Clinton is the sushi place. I can’t believe that Starbucks or the Equinox juice bar could be characterized as an “eatery.”

  • nabeguy

    Stop getting lost in the details. It’s the sticklers that get stuck when they take take their eyes off their laptops.

  • David

    My car was broken into Saturday (10/17) night on State street between Henry Street and Sidney Place. The crook(s) broke a small window and took approximately $3.00 worth of quarters. Pathetic.

  • x

    This neighborhood is going down the drain.. we ought to institute a neighborhood watch

  • Teddy

    When you read these police blotters, you begin to wonder if it’s a good idea to go out at night by yourself. It doesn’t matter how strong or street-savvy you think you are, thugs with guns will win. Thankfully, no one has been shot so far, but it may take blood for the police to increase their presence.

  • Jorale-man

    I think you have to put these in some perspective. One, they’re still incredibly rare statistically in this neighborhood. Also, they may involve victims who aren’t using common sense: people who wave around their ipods or blackberries, are lost in phone conversations while walking down the street, or are just not aware of their surroundings. No one is completely safe from crime but a little common sense goes a long way.

  • bklyn20

    Thanks for putting the times of the crimes in the report!