Though there was a lot of nefarious action on Jay St. this past week, I’m going to start by zipping on over to Gold St. 99 Gold, to be exact. (You’d know the building because the “99” is in gold letters.) I’m going to risk getting flamed by stating that 99 Gold is possibly my least favorite building in Brooklyn. It looks like it was lifted from the set of Godfather 2—specifically Hyman Roth’s apartment in Cuba—and dropped onto DUMBO. Nothing says Brooklyn like Batista’s Cuba. (I will confess, however, it does look nice at night.) Moving right along: there was an incident at 99 Gold last Monday—a MacBook Pro was delivered and signed for by the doorman, who stored it in the package room. When there was a shift change, the overnight doorman stated “he might of [sic] left the package door unlocked.” Whether he did or not, the MacBook was gone by the time the morning doorman arrived.
Now, back to Jay St. I’ll go in chronological order. At 3:30 p.m. on Monday, a Parks Department employee boarded the A Train at Jay St. By the time the train reached High St., the victim noticed his back pocket was cut out and his wallet gone.
At 10:15 that night, a man was standing in the doorway of the A train when it stopped at Jay St. At that moment, the doors opened and a perp reached in and stole the man’s BlackBerry. The man gave chase onto the street (or “topside”), but once there, the perp’s accomplices beat him up before running off.
At 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday, a woman walking down the platform at Jay and York was approached from behind by two men who grabbed her iPhone. The victim struggled but both males fled topside. Happily for the victim, the iPhone was recovered and returned with its apps intact.
Roughly three hours later on the corner of Fulton and Jay, a man sitting in his car stated that a male approached him and said he was a cop. He then punched the man in the face, and stole $150 and a cell phone off his lap. The thug jumped into a black Lincoln Town Car and fled onto Livingston St.
At Fulton and Jay Sts. at 2:30 p.m. Friday, a group of teenage girls approached a 15-year-old girl and reportedly told her, “We’re gonna get you for beating up our friend.” They then punched her and stole her book bag.
Thirty minutes later at Jay and Nassau, a 13-year-old girl was approached by two thugs who pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her unless she gave them her iPod. So she gave them her iPod and they fled on foot toward Nassau St.
That brings to a close the Jay St. incidents, though there are a couple more to report in the neighborhood. At 250 Cathedral Place on Thursday, a 17-year-old male was approached by two men who pushed him against a fence and took $40. This is not good – Cathedral Place is where my great-great grandparents got married in 1880, therefore hallowed ground, and I’m not allowing any mischief to go on there if I have to patrol the place myself. You’ve been warned, perps and thugs—there’s a 5’2″ redhead who will cut you down with nothing more than caustic wit and biting sarcasm.
Finally, at Cadman Plaza West and the BQE, a man reported he was driving his car when a 2005 Toyota Highlander approached him on the passenger side. The Toyota driver then threw a plastic
pottle bottle through the window, striking the driver in the wrist. Despite the injury, the victim was able to write down the road rager’s license number. And that’s this week’s police blotter.