One thing I’ve noticed over the last few months, nestled in between the handbag and iPhone thefts, is the steady increase in electronic equipment stolen from various Dumbo studios. The most recent was reported last Monday morning, after a camera worth over $21,000 was stolen from a photography studio on 55 Washington St. The owner was not sure if he locked the storage room where it was kept. Even though this isn’t Planet Fitness, probably best to keep these things locked up. (Not pointing fingers! Swear! Just offering advice. Which, BTW – I’m going to talk to Homer about starting an advice column. But it’ll be one where you give me advice. Thanks!!!)
At the Court Street Theater last Monday, a 66-year-old woman “walked two steps” away from her pocketbook after the movie ended; this was more than enough time for someone to grab it and then charge $301.05 to her credit card. To add insult to injury, the victim had just sat through Due Date. (That part was made up.)
Earlier that morning, a man handed a note to a teller at Capitol One Bank on Fulton St. which said, “Please pass all 100s, 50s and 20s. No bail or funny money.” Though he was polite in his note, the teller didn’t comply, and he went away empty-handed.
Last Thursday night on Joralemon St., a 46-year-old man was arrested after cutting another man in the head with an unknown weapon.
Earlier that evening, a 17-year-old girl tried to buy cigarettes and alcohol from a bodega on 3rd Avenue. When she was refused, she flew into a rage, turned over the bread rack and stole five loaves of Wonder Bread.
Last Friday night, a man returned to his Hicks St. apartment to find his window open, and either $50 or $500 taken (the report listed both) along with an iPhone.
And finally on Nassau St., a 48-year-old woman got into an argument with her 19-year-old daughter over money. The daughter got angry, went into her room, got a can of mace and sprayed her mom. She then ran out of the apartment, but was later caught. And that’s this week’s blotter.