84th Precinct Police Blotter – 12/22/09

bugleblotter-300x1711Despite the holiday season, there was much crime in Brooklyn Heights this week, especially robberies.

A perp snatched a woman’s pocketbook after she left it unattended on a bench in a shop on Montague Street between Clinton and Henry streets on December 19 around 12:30 p.m. The woman said she set her purse, containing $900, on the bench so she could go look at shoes.

A bike-riding thief snatched a purse from a 57-year-old woman walking on Garden Place near Joralemon Street on December 20 around 8 p.m. The purse contained a cellphone, $200 and reading glasses.

A thief took off with six wool coats valued at $225 each from a clothing store on Montague Street between Clinton and Henry streets on December 18 at 7:35 p.m.

Two robbers were arrested after they stole a cell phone from a teenager he was walking near the corner of Bridge and Tillary streets on December 15 at 12:30 p.m.

A robber stole $1000 from a bank on Montague Street between Court and Clinton streets on December 18 around noon. The man approached the teller with a note demanding the money, and the teller complied, after which the perp fled on foot.

A thief stole a woman’s purse containing a BlackBerry and wallet on a 2 train at the Borough Hall station on December 15 at 3:30 p.m.

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  • cat

    It’s not “despite the holiday season,” it’s due to the holiday season–crime seems to increase this time of year, not decrease.

    Just curious–do you know in which stores/banks these crimes take place and are not revealing for a reason, or do you not know?

  • nabeguy

    Blotter needs a GPS. Last time I checked, the Heights Player Theater was on Willow Place, not Street. I hope the police report wasn’t written up that way; it would give the thieves one hell of a head-start.

  • nelson

    Oh Please! I see the cops having their coffee and donuts at the end of Remsen st. every A.M.. As I walk my dog, and yes, they, like all others at 6am, do not stop at the stop signs on Montague and M. Terrace, but plow right through. They are worthless! Get it!

  • M. Cangiano

    Leaving a purse with $900 unattended is just plain stupid.

  • GHB

    “The woman said she set her purse, containing $900, on the bench so she could go look at shoes.”
    Same story every week, and they still don’t learn!

  • Sonny

    Which one of the Montague shoe stores are we talking about? I ask because I see these reports over and over again, so I am always cautious when I’m in the stores on that street. I’ve also seen the manager of the Banana Republic come into the Nine West across the street to “warn” the salesperson of something. I assumed it was about theft in the area. In any case, I am still puzzled how people so casually leave their belongings unattended. And why in the world people walk around with so much cash on them. Still, it’s a shame – I used to always feel this was such a safe, quiet neighborhood.

  • x

    Um how about leaving your purse in your handbag which you will wear on your shoulder while shopping for shoes?

  • No One of Consequence

    Just like not locking your gym locker and finding your watch/walet gone when you return, if you leave your cash laden purse unattended, you should not be allowed to report it as a crime.

  • GHB

    NOoC, totally agree. The blog reports the same two “crimes” every week, and it just keeps on happenin’…