FORT GREENE—CLINTON HILL
A bold brute threatened a man
with a boxcutter on Fulton Street
on Dec. 30.
Police said the victim was walking
near Grand Avenue at about
8pm when the baddie approached
with his hand inside his pocket, implying
that he had a gun, and told
the him to hand over his wallet. The
victim shoved the perp, who pulled
a boxcutter from his pocket, fl ashed
it, and then decided to fl ee.
A cranky smoker threatened a
Flatbush Avenue convenience store
clerk on Dec. 31.
The victim said the thief entered
the store near Fulton Street at about
2:30 pm and tried to return a carton
of Newport cigarettes he had purchased
out of state. When the clerk
explained he couldn’t take the carton
back and showed him a box
of cigarettes with a New York tax
stamp, the knave grabbed the box
from his hand, picked up a can of
Red Bull, and tried to run out of the
store without paying.
The fast-acting cashier locked
the door, but the smoky snake pulled
a gun, convincing him to let him out
onto Flatbush Avenue, where he ran
The holidays can be stressful,
and one Monument Walk resident
took it out on his family on Dec. 29.
It was just before 6am when the
bruiser allegedly broke a bottle over
his relative’s head, police said, leaving
behind a deep gash.
Offi cers arrested the bottlebreaker
on multiple charges a few
A pair of friends likely turned
enemies after one of the women allegedly
hit her friend in the face on
Tillary Street on Dec. 30.
Following an argument near
Prince Street at about 4:30 pm, the
ruffi an swung at her pal with a
metal lock, causing a minor injury.
Police arrested the woman on assault
charges on the scene.
Christmas break in
A sneak made off with thousands
of dollars of construction materials
while the crew was away from the
Vanderbilt Avenue site from Dec. 23
Police said the victim was sure
to lock up the door on the vacant
home near Lafayette Avenue when
he left at about 4:30pm on Dec. 23.
Even so, when he returned early in
the morning of Dec. 27, after a relaxing
holiday break, the padlock and
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chain had been removed and more
than $4,00o of equipment including
drills, batteries, and demolition
An angry ex-boyfriend allegedly
tried to break into his former partner’s
apartment on Lefferts Place
on Dec. 29.
The victim said the knave arrived
at her apartment near Classon
Avenue with a knife at about
1:30 am. She was able to hold him off
until police came by using a screwdriver
to keep the door closed while
the man shouted threats at her.
Offi cers arrested the ex on multiple
charges when they arrived on
Some lout broke the chain on a
construction site on St. Felix Street
on the night of Dec. 29 and stole more
than $100,000 worth of equipment.
Police said the victim had locked
up the worksite near Hanson Place
when he left at about 3pm. Sometime
between then and his return the following
morning, someone snipped
the lock and used the excavator machine
to collect everything he could
fi nd and hauled it away/
A sneak made off with a package
of designer garments on Ryerson
Street on Dec. 29.
The victim got a notifi cation that
the package, which contained a Balenciaga
jacket and hoodie and two pairs
of Nike sneakers, had been delivered
to the lobby of his building near Myrtle
Avenue at about 10:40 am. When he
made his way down about a half hour
later, police said, the promised package
was nowhere to be found.
Getir bikes here
Some rapid rapscallion stole an
electric bicycle that was left briefl y
on Oxford Walk on Dec. 30.
A courier for the grocery delivery
service Getir left the bike, which is
owned by the company, on the sidewalk
on the corner of Myrtle Avenue
for just a few minutes at about 4pm
while he dropped off the order. Those
few minutes were enough time for
someone to hop onto the unlocked
bicycle, which is worth about $1,500,
and drive off.
Fulton fi sticuffs
Three jerks ganged up on a
stranger on Fulton Street on Dec. 21.
Police said the trio of brutes allegedly
surrounded the victim near
Lafayette Avenue at about 5pm and
started throwing punches, injuring
the victim’s face. When cops arrived
at the scene, at least one of the assailants
resisted arrest, fi ghting being
handcuffed and biting an offi cer’s
shoulder in protest.
— Kirstyn Brendlen
Several Halsey Street
residents rescued from
Firefi ghters at the scene of an all-hands fi re at 632 Halsey St. Sunday, Jan. 2.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
BY LLOYD MITCHELL
Several residents had to be rescued
after a fi re ripped through
a Halsey Street home on Sunday
Fire offi cials say the blaze
broke out in the basement of 632
Halsey St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant
just before 2 pm on Jan. 2. A
total of seven residents were rescued
by fi refi ghters with Ladder
Company 111 on Hancock Street,
all of whom suffered smoke inhalation
due to the heavy smoke
pouring out of the three-story,
The fi rst arriving units were
by heavy fl ames and residents on
the building’s fi re escape.
Smoke eaters operated two
hose-lines to douse the inferno,
while fellow fi refi ghters worked
to clear debris from the building.
The fi re was placed under control
just after 3 pm.