First, an update on several crimes last week involving gun play. Despite hyperbolic Brooklyn-based tabloid reports, police officials said today that the three robberies involving gun-toting thieves were not linked.
Now, on to this week’s blotter. A crook stole a 44-year-old woman’s purse during her visit to a bank on Court Street between Montague and Remsen streets on October 16. Just before 6 p.m., the woman said she was in the bank when someone bumped into her, snatching her wallet containing $60 and credit cards.
A shoplifter grabbed nearly $3900 in merchandise from a clothing boutique on Washington Street between York and Front streets on October 18. The stolen goods included a handbag retailing for $1800 and two coats valued at $1200 and $900 each.
A perp grabbed a woman’s wallet at a store on Bond Street, between Livingston and Schermerhorn streets on October 20. The victim said she placed her wallet, containing checks and multiple credit cards, down on the counter of the store to pay for her merchandise and when she turned back it was missing.
Mischievous crooks stole a wooden statue from the front of St. Vincent’s Services on Boerum Place. The statue, valued at $15,000, was stolen on October 19.
A thief brutally assaulted and robbed a man on the platform of the Lawrence Street station N/R stop on October 22. Just before 2 p.m., the perp approached an 18-year-old man on the platform, asking “What’s poppin?” The perp then punched the victim in the face before removing a yellow metal chain valued at $500. The perp jumped on a train, leaving the victim on the platform with a bloody nose and a black eye.