I don’t have additional info yet on the Radio Shack robbery but the reports that came in showed a definite uptick in the amount of criminal activity in the Heights last week, specifically on Montague Street. I asked Crime Analysis what they do in a case where there’s a potential pattern, and was told they map the incidents and send out staff to do the investigating. Detectives were inside Radio Shack this morning, but while they’re in the neighborhood they also might want to take a look at a couple different hot spots.
First on the list in Ann Taylor Loft, site of a cargo pant raid last May. This time, an unidentified perp stole a cache of t-shirts and cardigans from a display table on Friday afternoon, to the tune of $1,860.
Two hours later at 160 Montague, four suspects stole $3,750 worth of property from the AT&T store’s display table.
Earlier in the week, another AT&T store on Fulton street was cleared of property totaling $2,197. This time there were two suspects, but no description available.
Two cash registers were stolen on Montague Street last week as well. The first was Taze; the superintendent let in the exterminator Tuesday morning and after they left, the staff noticed the cash register and $2,100 was gone.
Three days later, Lantern’s register was stolen along with $450.
An elderly man on Sidney Place became an assault and robbery victim, after a man asked to use his bathroom. After he was let inside, the man followed his victim to the bedroom, punched him in the stomach and stole $3,700.
Further proving that nothing’s sacred, a wallet with $20 was stolen last Sunday after a service at Plymouth Church.
On Saturday morning, a man fell asleep on a southbound F train. When he awoke at the Jay Street station, he saw that his pocket had been cut open and wallet stolen.
Early Friday morning on Bergen Street, a man noticed his front door was open. Upon further investigation, he saw his iPod and $150 was missing, and a black nylon glove sitting on his porch. There were also prying marks on his window.
Finally, a man who has power of attorney over his elderly aunts noticed “plenty of unusual activities” in their bank account. Turns out someone was forging checks totaling $19,900. And that’s this week’s blotter.