A thief robbed a restaurant on
Washington Street on July 11, according
The sneak broke into the Westville
restaurant near York Street
around 3:30 am and made off with
$2,500, according to cops.
What a tool!
A cat burglar robbed a construction
site on Front Street on July 6,
according to cops.
The sneak thief broke into the
site near Washington Street sometime
between 5:30 pm and 6:00 am
the following day and made off with
a haul of tools.
A perp robbed an apartment on
Adams Street on July 7, cops say.
The victim told cops she came
home to her apartment near York
Street to fi nd her $1200 Off White
‘Binder Clip Bag’ stolen.
Some rapscallion assaulted a
guy on Fulton Street on July 8, according
The victim told cops he was walking
near Lawrence Street at around
2:30 pm when the lout slapped him
in the face unprovoked. .
FORT GREENE-CLINTON HILL
Some criminal robbed a man at
gunpoint on Lefferts Place on July
9, according to police.
Police say the outlaw approached
the victim, a retired corrections offi
cer, at 9:40 pm while he was sitting
in a chair near Classon Avenue and
pointed a gun at him.
He then removed the victim’s
own gun from his waistband, as
well as his Prada eyeglasses, cigar
case, and cash before fl eeing.
A wacko assaulted a women on
North Portland Street on July 6, according
to the police.
The victim told cops she was sitting
on a bench near Myrtle Avenue
at around 10: 31 am and attacked her
without provocation, causing pain
and swelling to her knee.
The victim was treated for her
injuries at the scene by paramedics.
A man was charged with assault
for assaulting a police offi cer at the
88th precinct on Classon Avenue on
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July 8, according to cops.
Police say the man threw a cup
full of urine at the offi cer at 6:30 pm
while locked in a cell at the precinct
house on the corner of Dekalb Avenue.
A carjacker stole a car off Greene
Avenue on July 7, according to police.
The victim told cops he left his
car near Carlton Avenue at around
6:21 pm, when he returned the next
morning it had been stolen. .
— Ben Verde
A housebreaker nabbed $5,000
from a bedroom drawer of a 21st Avenue
home on July 4.
The victim told police she went
to water her plants outside of her
home between 67th and 68th streets
and returned inside around 9 am to
fi nd her drawer open and the money
A bandit swiped a gold necklace
from a man walking his dog on Avenue
S on July 5.
The victim told police the goodfor
nothing coaxed him to her car
between Lake Street and McDonald
Avenue asking for directions
around 2:50 pm and swiped the
man’s necklace when attempting
to give him a gold chain for his
Brigands stole a motorcycle
which was later found damaged in
front of an E. Eighth Street home on
Police said the victim traced the
motorcycle with a tracking device to
where it was parked between Caton
Avenue and Friel Place and called
the NYPD when he arrived around
1:25 am and found the motorcycle
— Jessica Parks
Police found a dead body in a car
parked in front of 58th Street on
A 911 caller alerted police to a
suspicious car parked near 21st Avenue
at around 11 am, and offi cers
found a deceased 42-year-old male
sitting in the Toyota Prius at the location.
The Medical Examiner will determine
the cause of death and
the investigation is ongoing, cops
Cops kill man in Bushwick
after liquor store shootout
A shooting left one suspect critcally wounded and three others hurt at BoardWalk
Wine & Spirits on Halsey Street on June 8th.
BY MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK
Police on Thursday night, July 8,
shot and killed a gunman who they
say shot three people at a Bushwick
liquor store just minutes before.
Uniformed members of the Police
Department’s Public Safety
Unit were patrolling near the intersection
of Halsey Street and Wilson
Avenue by Irving Square Park at
around 10:30 p.m. when they heard
gunfi re, NYPD Chief of Patrol
Juanita Holmes said at a press conference
following the shooting.
The offi cers headed a few blocks
south of the intersection to Boardwalk
Wine and Spirits, where they
encountered three people who’d
been shot. Surrounded by shattered
glass from the blown-out storefront,
the victims told offi cers that the
gunman had fl ed the scene on foot,
turning west onto Wilson Avenue.
Offi cers “immediately gave
chase,” said Holmes, adding that
body camera footage reviewed by
the department shows the responding
cops approaching the alleged
gunman, who was crouched on the
sidewalk in front of a nearby home
halfway down the block, and demanded
he drop his fi rearm.
“They observed the man holding
a fi rearm in his left hand, and
gave commands for the man to drop
the gun,” Holmes said. “The man
does not comply and instead raises
the fi rearm in the direction of the
The offi cers then shot at the suspect,
who was hit by at least one of
their bullets. He was taken to Wyckoff
Hospital, where he was pronounced
Holmes said the cops involved in
the shooting were taken to an area
hospital for observation. The three
victims who were shot on Halsey
Street are also being treated at area
hospitals. Police have not yet released
the identities of the victims.
A least one fi rearm belonging
to the suspect was recovered at
the scene, and the investigation remains
active and ongoing by the
Force Investigation in conjunction
with the Detective Bureau.
One witness said she was
stunned by the gun-down.
“That liquor store is always
calm,” said Stacy Clark. “I am surprised
something would happen
However, shootings are up
nearly 86 percent year-to-date in the
83rd Precinct, where the Thursday
night shootout occurred, according
to NYPD data. As of July 4 of this
year, there were 18 reported shootings
in the precinct, compared to
just seven during the same time period
Local resident Tina Richardson
told amNewYork Metro that
there’s “always something going on
on these two blocks,” referring to
the blocks surrounding the liquor
“This is the third shooting I’ve
seen on this block,” she said.
Additional reporting by Lloyd