A gunman shot a man in the
head in Nicholas Nayquan Heyward
Jr park on September 30, police say.
The victim told cops he was sitting
in the park on Wyckoff Street
near Bond Street at around 12:40
am when the shooter began fi ring
into the park, striking the victim
in the head. The victim was taken
to Methodist Hospital for treatment.
A purloiner ripped off a workman’s
truck on Livingston Street
on October 1, police say.
The victim told cops the burglar
broke into his work vehicle while it
was parked near Nevins Street at
around 8:00 pm, and made off with
an engagement ring, a Burberry
wallet, a backpack, sunglasses, and
tools, totaling $4,880.
Cops arrested a thief who attempted
to rob a women on the Jay
Street-Metrotech platform on October
The victim told cops the suspect
asked her for $5 at around 4:52 pm
while she was waiting for the R
train. The suspect then allegedly
swiped her purse from her lap and
jumped onto the train tracks. Bystanders
were able to get the suspect
off of the train tracks, and
cops booked him and charged him
with burglary, assault, and criminal
A carjacker stole a car from York
Street on October 2, police say.
The victim told cops she left
her car parked near Navy Street at
around 6:00 pm, when she returned
around 8:00 pm, the car had been
— Ben Verde
FORT GREENE–CLINTON HILL
A group of crooks allegedly stole
a man’s cell phone as he walked
down Cambridge Place on Sept. 28.
Police said the victim was on the
phone while he walked near Fulton
Street when a man grabbed his backpack
and tried to run off with it. He
fought back and was pulled to the
ground. Two of the alleged thieves
ran off, one with his cell phone in
hand, but the victim grabbed the
other and held him in place until offi
Cops arrested the remaining
scoundrel at the scene.
COURIER L 8 IFE, OCTOBER 8-14, 2021
Cops looking for hit and run
driver in Flatbush crash
Grab and hit
A baddie attempted to steal a
woman’s purse on Willoughby
Street on Sept. 28.
The woman was walking near
Ashland Place when the crook tried
to grab her purse, police said. When
she fought back, trying to hold on
to the bag, the jerk punched her in
the left side of the face before taking
off on a bicycle down St. Edwards
A woman’s boyfriend hit her
with his hands and a wooden stick
during an argument on Putnam Avenue
on Sept. 29.
Police said the couple were arguing
The Gowanus Houses in Boerum Hill.
near Classon Avenue when the
bozo punched her face and hit her
left arm with a wooden stick, then
ran off. Offi cers searched the neighborhood
but couldn’t fi nd him.
A sneak stole a bicycle from
Washington Avenue on Sept. 29.
The victim had locked the bike
up near Park Avenue and left it unattended
for just about ten minutes,
police said, but that was enough
time for the thief to cut the lock and
ride off, leaving the lock broken on
A snake stole an unlocked electric
bicycle while its owner was receiving
emergency medical attention
on Clinton Avenue on Sept. 28.
Police said the victim had just
been in an accident on the corner of
Flushing Avenue and left his bike
on the sidewalk while he was being
treated in an ambulance. While he
was inside, the sneak grabbed the
bike and rode off.
Cops used GPS to trace the bike
to the Marcy Public Housing Development
about a mile away, but didn’t
fi nd it in a search of the area.
A fi lcher nabbed a bag stuffed
with personal items from an unlocked
van on Park Avenue on Oct.
Police said the victim was making
a pickup near Cumberland
Street and left his the van unlocked
while he ran inside. When he came
back, someone had opened the door
and stolen his backpack, which contained
$4,000 in cash, as well as his
credit card, drivers license, and social
A sneak stole a Yamaha motorcycle
that had been parked on Clinton
Avenue on Sept. 27.
The victim said he had left the
bike legally parked and locked near
DeKalb Avenue on Sept. 25., but it
was gone when he returned for it.
Cops searched the area but found
no evidence of the motorcycle or the
— Kirstyn Brendlen
A fi end behind a screen tricked a
West 13th St woman on Instagram to
send over $245,000 to several different
bogus accounts on cryptocurrency
trading platform Coinbase on Oct. 3.
The woman said she believed she
was investing in cryptocurrency,
but was told her account was closed
when she tried to withdraw the
Check it out
A fraudster yanked a $9,435
check out of a mailbox at the corner
of 21st Ave and 70th St on Oct. 2.
The perp proceeded to white out
the name written on the receiver
line, and write in his own name before
fl eeing the scene.
A pilferer made way from a
Kings Highway Rite Aid on Oct. 1
with nearly $2,000 worth of stolen
cosmetics in her backpack.
The woman was later found
to also be in possession of a large
amount of a substance believed to
BY BEN VERDE
Cops are searching for a recidivist
reckless driver who fl ed
the scene of a high-speed crash
in Flatbush that left a 30-year-old
Police say the victim was driving
westbound on Church Avenue
at around 11:30 pm on Sept. 30
when she collided with a grey 2020
Nissan Ultima in the intersection
of Ocean Avenue.
The woman suffered minor injuries
and was taken to Maimonides
Medical Center in stable
The collision sent the two cars
barreling into a median in the
middle of Ocean Avenue, with
the totaled Nissan ending up suspended
on two wheels lodged into
The driver of the Nissan, who
fl ed the scene before cops arrived,
has a serious history of reckless
driving, state records show. According
to How My Driving NY,
the plates assigned to the car have
racked up 103 violations between
September 2020 and September of
this year, including 26 school zone
speeding violations, most of them
in the Flatbush area.
Under stalled legislation to impound
the cars of drivers with over
15 school zone speeding violations,
the hit-and-run driver would have
had their car booted 16 tickets ago.
After holding out on enacting the
legislation for years, the city’s Department
of Transportation just
recently announced plans to begin
the program later this year, following
a rash of deaths at the hands of
repeatedly reckless drivers.
The intersection of Ocean and
Church avenues is among the
more dangerous intersections
throughout Flatbush, with 13
crashes recorded there between
2016 and 2021. Those incidents resulted
in eight pedestrian injuries
and fi ve motorist injuries, according
to the open-source data site