CONEY ISLAND—BATH BEACH
Shop and drop
Savages broke into a West Street
apartment and attacked the residents
for some clothing on Dec. 16.
The bandits stole a puffer jacket
and a pair of boots along with
other items from the apartment between
Avenue Z and Shore Parkway
around 7:48 am before fl eeing.
A housebreaker stole a video
game systems from an 86th Street
home on Dec. 18.
Police said the robber came in
to the home between Avenue V and
W. 8th Street through the unlocked
front door around 6:10 am before
swiping the electronics
Thieves broke into a car parked
on Avenue Z and stole $2,000 worth
The victim said the highwaymen
snagged the two pairs of glasses
from the center console of the car
parked between Coney Island Avenue
and W. 7th Street around 7:55
am when he left it unattended.
FORT GREENE—CLINTON HILL
A pair of thieves stole a wallet
stocked with credit cards from a
man walking on Adelphi Street on
Police said the victim was walking
toward his car near Greene Avenue
just before 10pm when two
teenagers wearing surgical masks
walked up and demanded his wallet.
He handed over the bifold, which
contained multiple credit cards, his
drivers license, and his job identifi -
cation, and the duo ran away.
First they’re sour
Some punk stole candy from a
Fulton Avenue Ext. 7/11 on Dec. 16.
It was just about 11pm when the
sweet-toothed swiper entered the
store near Fulton Street and fi lled
his pockets with Sour Patch Kids,
Twix bars, Reeses Cups and more,
police said. When the victim ran out
of the store to try to recoup the merchandise,
the thief fl ashed a knife
and kept running.
A marauder stole a whole cart of
soon-to-be delivered Amazon packages
from a Monument Walk lobby
on Dec. 18.
Police said the victim was delivering
packages in a building near
Navy Street at about 2pm when
the crook walked up to him with
COURIER LIFE, D 8 ECEMBER 24-30, 2021
a small black gun and told him to
“stay here,” on the tenth fl oor of the
building while he ran downstairs.
When the deliveryman went down
to the lobby, where he had left his
cart, full of 19 packages, it was gone.
He searched the building and found
the cart, empty of packages, a few
fl oors up.
Three bruisers attacked a man
while he was panhandling on Park
Avenue on Dec. 16.
The victim told police he was at
the corner of Cumberland Street
at about 5pm when two men and a
woman approached him and started
attacking him with a bat, leaving
him with bruises and lacerations on
his head and face. After the assault,
he walked to a nearby train station
and boarded the A train.
Offi cers found the victim at a
nearby station and took him to Lutheran
Hospital for treatment.
A virtual good-for-nothing sent
threatening text messages to a Monument
Walk resident on Dec. 14.
The victim said he matched with
the scoundrel on a dating app, and
obliged a few times when the wouldbe
love interest asked for money for
gas. When the victim said no one
morning, the rogue threatened to
come cause him physical harm, he
called police for backup.
— Kirstyn Brendlen
A crook swiped 40 inspection
stickers from an 84th Street mechanic
sometime after they were delivered
on Nov. 27.
The victim told police they
reached out to the state DMV about
the order that seemed to never show
up to their shop at the intersection
of New Utrecht Avenue, but were
told it was delivered around 3:30 pm
fi ve days after they were ordered.
A bandit snagged a cellphone
from an unexpectedness straphanger
while riding the N-train on Dec. 16
The victim told police the thief entered
at the Eighth Avenue subway
stop and fl ed from the subway at the
New Utrecht station around 6:30 pm
after stealing her cellphone.
A carjacker stole a black Honda
Odyssey parked on Kings Highway
on Dec. 19.
The lout also swiped the victim’s
cash and credit cards from the vehicle
between W. 3rd and W. 4th Streets
around 7:55 am that was left running.
Deadly police shooting
deemed ‘suicide by cop’
Police canvass the Eastern Parkway location following a police shooting on Dec.
20, 2021. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
BY ROBERT POZARYCKI
The knife-wielding man killed
in a Brooklyn police shooting on
Monday morning had apparently
sought a “suicide by cop,” the NYPD
Two police offi cers opened fi re
on the individual, identifi ed as
Eudes Pierre, as he charged at them
with a knife along Eastern Parkway
near Utica Avenue in Crown
Heights at about 4:10 a.m. on Dec.
20. Pierre was hit numerous times
in the torso, and pronounced dead
a short time later at Kings County
But law enforcement sources
said Tuesday that it now appears
Pierre intentionally provoked police
into shooting him because he
wanted to end his life.
Detectives learned that Pierre
himself had called 911 and reported
a man with “a gun and a knife” at
the location to get members of the
71st Precinct to respond. The call
had been made from a cellphone
found in his possession after he was
When offi cers arrived on the
scene, Assistant Chief Michael Kemper
said Monday, they observed the
man, later identifi ed as Pierre, holding
a knife with a three-inch blade
in one hand, and his other hand in
his pocket. No gun was ever found
in Pierre’s possession.
Offi cers made numerous demands
for Pierre to drop the knife,
at one point following him into and
out of the nearby Utica Avenue station.
Police attempted to immobilize
him by fi ring their Tasers, but Kemper
said that they had no effect.
After Pierre had exited the station,
police offi cials said, he again
refused demands to drop and ran
at the offi cers, prompting them to
open fi re.
“Follow-up investigation revealed
that this incident now appears
to be a ‘suicide by cop’ situation,”
the NYPD said in a statement.
“NYPD records indicate responses
to two attempted suicides by the
same individual prior to yesterday’s
Police also later obtained a suicide
note that Pierre had written,
which had been left at his family’s
The NYPD Force Investigation
Squad is continuing its investigation.
The Offi ce of Attorney General
Letitia James has also launched its
own probe into the matter.
Despite the NYPD’s fi ndings, an
attorney for Pierre’s family wants
to know why offi cers chose to pull
the trigger on a mentally ill man.
“The death of Eudes Pierre is
not the fi rst time in this city a mentally
ill person has been killed by
a member of the NYPD,” said attorney
Sanford Rubenstein. “The
question that needs to be answered
is, ‘Was Eudes Pierre an imminent
threat to the lives of the police offi -
cers who shot and killed him?’ This
family will fully cooperate with the
investigation of the Attorney General’s