84th Precinct Police Blotter – 2/9/10

bugleblotter-300x1711 A pair of robberies at a department store top this week’s police blotter.

It seems that robbers have been staking out the Macy’s shoe department, with two robberies in two weeks.

On January 27, a robber grabbed a woman’s purse containing $150 in cash, and iPod and a digital camera from the back of a chair as she was trying on a pair of shoes. A week later, a purse containing $25 was taken from a bench in the shoe department on February 6 around 6 p.m.

A subway thief with a knife stole $75 by cutting the side of a woman’s purse on an F train near the Jay Street/Borough Hall station.

A perp stole a briefcase containing a laptop from an unlocked office in a building on Court Street between State and Schermerhorn streets on January 26 around 5 p.m.

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  • nabeguy

    After the Comstat scandal this week, is this blotter to be trusted? Still haven’t seen anything about the car-crashing drug arrests from 2 weeks ago. You’d think Brooklyn North would want to brag about that one.

  • jorale-man

    I’m always intrigued by the locations of these crimes. The majority appear to happen in downtown more than Brooklyn Heights proper. Perhaps not a surprise given that there’s more commercial business from Court Street eastward, but I’d also think there’s more wealth in the Heights for criminals to go after.

  • justaneighbor

    Actually Jorale, there’s more than enough muggings and car incidents in the Heights for me, thanks..

  • Andrew Porter

    I noticed a woman raptly editing photos at the CVS on Henry Street, her purse on the floor next to her. Approached her and noted that I might be paranoid, but she really should be holding it in her lap. She complied.

    Better safe than sorry…