Planet Fitness; various assaults on teens; and apparently police don’t like it when you sell untaxed cigarettes. It’s this week’s police blotter.
A strange event occurred at Planet Fitness last Friday morning—a man’s locker was broken into. But that’s not all—if I’m reading the oddly-worded report correctly, the victim then went to his job at Bargain Bazaar on Atlantic Ave., where the very same thief attempted to make a purchase using a fake ID. What went down between the two of them was left out of the report, but it did say the victim confiscated the ID, and that Planet Fitness has ID’d the criminal.
Last Wednesday, a man returned from a vacation to a pile of mail at his home on Cadman Plaza. Included in the mix was evidence that someone had stolen his identity and charged $5,197.17 in his name.
At 1 p.m. last Wednesday on Fulton St., an altercation occurred after an officer attempted to arrest a man for selling untaxed cigarettes. The salesman put up quite a struggle, but was eventually subdued and arrested.
Last Thursday afternoon at the Bergen G stop, a 14-year-old girl was menaced by a 16-year-old straphanger who stole a $300 iPod from her backpack, then cursed and threatened her. He was later arrested.
Finally, around 2 p.m. Saturday on the basketball court on Bridge St., a middle-aged man and his teenage accomplice threatened an 11-year-old with a boxcutter and stole his bicycle. The boy’s father told police that the same duo also stole a bike from his son last month. And that’s this week’s blotter.