84th Precinct Police Blotter – 8/30/11

bugleblotter-300x1711 Planet Fitness, a HUGE robbery, and someone really wanted Taylor Swift tickets. It’s this week’s police blotter.

Everyone’s favorite planet, Planet Fitness, was the site of two reported incidents involving lockers and stolen things. The first took place Wednesday morning, and can be summed up thusly: I locked up my s***, and now it’s gone. The second incident occurred two days later and can be summed up thusly: I thought I could leave $1,300 in my Planet Fitness locker. I was wrong.

Monday on Warren St.: A 22-year-old Warren St. resident hired No Flood 4 Me to clean up damage to his basement. They apparently really cleaned up the joint, taking his MacBook Pro in the process. Police are investigating.

The design company known as HUGE in DUMBO (HAH) was the site of a second break in; the first occurred in May, when 15 laptops totaling $30,000 were stolen. This was four laptops totaling $5,996.

Last Friday evening, a 15-year-old girl tried to shoplift items from Atlantis on Jay St.; she was pointed out to the A/O (reportspeak for Arresting Officer) who tried to arrest her, though she bit him before he could get the cuffs on. The girl was eventually subdued and charged with assault. The officer was taken to Methodist Hospital.

According to the police report, a 19-year-old visiting family on Sands St. was standing outside when suddenly “he felt pain.” I’ll believe that, as the report went on to say he was shot in the thigh, with the bullet exiting through his scrotum.

At the Allen School on Montague St. a victim reported that she left a package in the hall for UPS to pick up, but instead it was stolen by a perp who may or may not have been a Taylor Swift fan. The contents of the package included Taylor Swift concert tickets, baseball equipment, a new pair of Nikes, and what is described in the report as “Hotel stay 2 nights with New York T.S.” valued at $600. Could the T.S. be Taylor Swift, and is this what she charges to stay two nights with her in a hotel room? My guess is probably not, though indulge me, I’m usually stuck reporting on Planet Fitness thefts and iPhone snatchings. Speaking of which …

An iPhone was stolen from a 33-year-old woman on a southbound G train.

On State and Nevins Tuesday morning, a perp climbed through a woman’s front window and stole her BlackBerry. Across the street four days later, a man stated he went to sleep around 2:30 a.m. and when he woke up only a couple hours later, both of his laptops were gone. His living room window was open and flower pot moved from the windowsill.

Finally, a report that I can only describe as having more going on than is written down. Do you agree? You make the call, this is pretty much verbatim what it says:
“While leaving HSBC with $10,000 in a Met Food plastic bag, a 20-year-old man (hereafter known as Victim #1) was approached by a 6’2″ male (hereafter known as Perp #1) who was wearing a blue sweatsuit and blue Kangol hat. The victim stated that he was approached by Perp #1 as he was about to enter his boss’s SUV, and the perp put a small black gun to his rib cage and told him ‘Get in the car.'” Victim #1 states that Perp #1 joined him in the front passenger seat and told him, ‘Give me the money.’ Perp #2 entered from driver’s side rear seat and put a gun to the head of Victim #2. Victim #1 stated that he gave Perp #1 $9,000 that was in the bag. Perp #2 took it and ran out of the vehicle westbound on State St. Perp #1 told Victim #1 to get out and walk with him to 3rd Ave. He kept the gun pressed to his ribcage as they walked and told him he would shoot him. When they reached 3rd Ave., he told the victim ‘Turn around and don’t look back or I will shoot you,’ before taking off.” And that’s this week’s blotter.

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  • lois

    All I can say is “ouch” (re. the 19 year old) and hmmmm (re. the HSBC story..

  • Elmer Fudd

    They should have used a Key Food bag, and nobody would have bothered them! (Met Food has better stuff. Ha, ha.) Does sound like a setup, and fishy as all hell.

  • EHinBH

    Why doesnt Planet Fitness hire a locker room guard? It just makes no sense.

  • pankymom

    Had $10K in the bag but handed over only $9K. Silly robbers. Always clean out the whole bag …. don’t want to leave money on the table.

  • Willow St. Neighbor

    It makes no sense that a person would think it safe to leave a lot of cash in their locker. The police blotter reports that items are being stolen from gym locker rooms all the time and yet people do not heed this warning. I imagine that hiring a locker room guard would cost a considerable amount of money. In this economy most businesses want to avoid that.

  • WillowtownCop

    People who are shot in the thigh and have no idea how a bullet could possibly have gotten there usually were trying to stick their illegal gun in the waistband of their too baggy pants, sans holster – a la Plaxico.

    I wouldn’t waste my time feeling too sorry for him without evidence to the contrary.

  • X

    Dont leave boxes in the hallway for perps to steal, ESP when the UPS store is so nearby.

    Walk over and drop it off

  • Heather Quinlan

    @WillowtownCop – He was shot in the thigh by someone else.

  • GHB

    @Heather – Someone who was trying to stick his illegal gun in the waistband of his too baggy pants, sans holster – a la Plaxico?