Marauders at the
A couple of sneaks allegedly
made repeat visits to a United States
Postal Service mailbox on Cadman
Plaza West late last month and
made off with a load of important
Police said that security footage
captured between Feb. 23 and March
1 showed some unknown thieves
making repeat visits to an outdoor
mailbox near Middagh Street, unlocking
it with a stolen key, and
sorting through the mail inside —
fi lling large bags with envelopes
containing credit and debit cards
and checks. The burglars loaded the
mail bags into a silver BMW parked
nearby, and the cameras caught the
vehicle’s license plate.
Cops arrested the suspects on
March 1, and the duo will be tried in
Some thief broke into a Hoyt
Street restaurant and made off with
a load of equipment on March 1.
The victim told police he was the
last employee to leave the Mile End
Deli at the corner of Atlantic Avenue
at nearly 11pm. He returned to
the shop to make a delivery around
4 am and noticed that the glass in
the front door of the restaurant was
shattered. Inside, the rustler had stolen
several tablets used for taking orders
and cash, all in all worth $945.
An alleged arrestee got in even
more trouble on March 3 when he
spit on an offi cer as he was transported
in an ambulance.
Police said an offi cer was escorting
a defendant from Brooklyn Central
Booking to Cobble Hill Hospital
for a minor medical issue at around
9:30 pm when the jerk leaned forward
and spat at the offi cer, then hit
her in the right eye, causing some
pain and irritation.
Both were treated at the hospital,
and the cretin was re-arrested later
FORT GREENE–CLINTON HILL
Phone store swipers
A couple of thieves stole a ton of
smartphones from a Myrtle Avenue
shop on March 4.
Police said the two swipers
walked into an AT&T store near Ryerson
Street at around 10:30 in the
morning and locked the front door
while threatening the victim with
a handgun. They gathered up a selection
COURIER L 8 IFE, MARCH 11-17, 2022
Human leg found in trash
on East New York street
Detectives canvass the crime scene. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
of Samsung, LG, and Apple
smartphones and Apple watches,
all in all worth nearly $50,000, and
ordered the employee to stay in the
back of the store until they had left.
A witness said the perps drove
off in a blue Mercedes-Benz sedan.
Tire iron tussle
A knucklehead attacked a driver
with a tire iron on Flushing Avenue
on March 1.
Police said the victim was stopped
at a red light at the corner of Classon
Avenue at 4:30 am when someone
knocked on the rear window of the
vehicle. He got out of the car and saw
that the knocker was holding a tire
iron. The two got into a verbal argument,
which ended when the villain
hit the victim in the head with the
iron. A witness saw the whole thing
— and wrote down the assailant’s license
You’ve got (no) mail
Just days after a ne’er-do-well
swiped some goodies from a Vanderbilt
Avenue apartment building,
a resident of that same building
caught a thief picking through mail
in the very same lobby.
Police said the worm allegedly
buzzed an apartment at the building
near Gates Avenue at about 12pm on
March 1 and pretended he was delivering
packages. But when the victim
went downstairs, he found the
worm stacking boxes onto a black
hand truck and wheeling them outside,
where a different resident, who
had watched the burglar walk into
the building with the empty hand
cart, shouted at him.
Cops arrested the alleged thief
on the scene.
— Kirstyn Brendlen
CONEY ISLAND—BRIGHTON BEACH—
A trigger-happy gunman allegedly
approached a man inside his
car on Avenue W and fi red multiple
rounds into the vehicle on March 6.
The victim fl ed the scene of the
crime between W. 11th Street and
Stillwell Avenue around 1o:20 pm to
fl ag down police. He sustained bullet
wounds to his thigh and thumb,
and was transported to Lutheran
Medical Center in Sunset Park. .
Over the railing
A savage pushed a man over the
railing at a Neptune Avenue chain
store on March 4.
The victim broke his forearm
from the fall at the store between W.
5th and W. 6th street, where authorities
say he and the pusher got into
an argument around 1:40 pm leading
up to the tumble.
A brute pushed a victim who
was on a swing at a park on Avenue
V and stole his Apple Air Pods and
iPhone on Feb. 28.
The victim told police the mugger
launched a conversation with
him at the park at the intersection of
Stillwell Avenue before pulling out a
knife and senselessly attacking him
at around 6:20 pm that evening.
A not-so-smashing gentleman allegedly
hit a pedestrian with a bottle
after asking him for money on
New Utrecht Avenue on Feb. 27.
The victim told police he was
walking from the train when the
defendant allegedly approached
him between 72nd and 73rd streets
around 11 pm and the victim said he
had no money to give.
A sneaky crook broke into a 64th
Street home and stole $1,000 and
jewelry on March 2.
Cops say the daredevil entered
the residence, located between 17th
and 18th avenues, through a second
story, rear window at around 5:30
pm before pilfering the goods, and
BY ROBERT POZARYCKI
Police found a leg in a trash
bag on a street in East New York,
Brooklyn on Monday, March 7 —
the second time in four days human
remains had been discarded
in the neighborhood.
The gruesome discovery occurred
at about 4 p.m. on March 7
near the corner of Jamaica Avenue
and Wyona Street.
According to law enforcement
sources, several passersby saw a
leg sticking out of a ripped trash
bag at the location and called police
Offi cers from the 75th Precinct
responded to the incident
along with EMS units. Upon further
investigation, police discovered
that the leg, which still had
a sock on it, was located within
a car tire discarded in the bag.
The remains were transferred to
the Medical Examiner’s offi ce for
testing and identifi cation.
It’s not known, at this point in
the investigation, whether the incident
was connected to the discovery
of a human torso near the
corner of Atlantic and Pennsylvania
Avenues in East New York on
the morning of March 3.
In that incident, police reported,
a woman’s torso had been
left inside of a large bag placed in
a shopping cart. Both investigations
remain ongoing, police said.