FORT GREENE—CLINTON HILL
A trio of sweet-toothed swipers
allegedly stole a selection of ice
cream and energy drinks from a
Flatbush Avenue Extension 7/11 on
The victim told police the thieves
entered the store near Fulton Street
at about 10pm and loaded up on
Häagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry’s ice
cream, a can of Monster energy
drink, and two cans of Red Bull,
then tried to hustle out without paying.
One of the thieves reportedly
punched an employee in the face as
they made their way out, causing a
Cops arrested the three perps
down the block on charges including
robbery and felony assault.
Some lout walked up to a man
standing in a Fulton Street restaurant
and started hitting him on Jan.
The victim said he was at Crown
Fried Chicken near Washington Avenue
at about 2am when a stranger
allegedly started hitting him with
his cane, lacerating his forehead.
Cops searched the area and found
the supposed striker, though they
did not arrest him, while the victim
was taken to New York-Presbyterian
Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
FBI gets fi lched
A sneak broke into a truck
parked on Classon Avenue and
lifted a radio and a pair of sunglasses
on Jan. 26.
Police said the truck was parked
near Fulton Street from about 6pm
on Jan. 26 to 8:30am on Jan. 27,
during which time the thief tossed
a brick through the window and
made off with his prizes. Unfortunately
for them, the truck and the
radio belong to the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, who provided information
about the $1,000 radio’s
alarm and serial number.
A Clinton Avenue visitor was
swindled into sending $4,000 to a social
media stranger who promised
to invest the money in cryptocurrency
on Jan. 17.
Police said the victim was sitting
in her friend’s apartment near
Gates Avenue at 2:45 pm when she
got a direct message on Instagram
encouraging her to transfer money
via Zelle, and that the mystery
mogul would invest that cash in
crypto. The victim did not receive a
profi t or a refund, and realized later
that her Instagram account had
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Checkout line Chase
Some jerk lifted a shopper’s wallet
as she waited in line at a Flushing
Avenue supermarket on Jan. 23.
Police said the victim was ready
to pay up at the Wegman’s near
Navy Street at 4pm when she felt
someone bump into her, but didn’t
think anything of it — until it was
her time to swipe her card, when
she realized she was missing $300
and a Chase debit card. She later got
a notifi cation from Chase that someone
had charged more than $1,000 to
— Kirstyn Brendlen
CONEY ISLAND—BRIGHTON BEACH—
Guardians of the
A housebreaking duo stole a
Samsung Galay from a Stillwell Avenue
home on Feb. 27.
The victim told police the two
robbers came into his room in his
home between W. 15th Place and
Avenue Z and pointed a gun at
him while he was laying in his bed
around 8:40 am and ziptied his ankles
and wrists before fl eeing.
A package pusher stole an Alec
Monopoly painting that was delivered
to a W. 5th Street home on Feb.
Police said the $1,325 painting
was removed from the packaging
outside of the home between West
and Neptune avenues and left it in
front of the home around 6 pm before
Push to steal
A highway robber stole a white
Lexus parked on 18th Avenue on
The victim told police he went inside
a store with the car running between
71st and 72nd streets as well
as his keys around 8:10 am and returned
to fi nd his car was gone.
Run the block
A savage attacked a man walking
down 20th Avenue after asking
him “what are you doing in my
neighborhood” on Jan. 26.
The victim told police the
bruiser proceeded to say “this is
sun-13 neighborhood” at the intersection
of 64th street and punched
him and slashed him with a knife
multiple times around 10:40 pm after
fi rst approaching him.
A crook stole $2,948.79 from a victim’s
prepaid gift card on Dec. 27.
The victim told police that he
had the car in her pocket, but got
an alert that the money was used
in a department store without her
A baddie looted a victim’s property
on Quentin Road on Jan. 23.
The victim told police that the
home invader broke into his backyard
near W. First and W. Second
street at around 2 am and stole
nearly $1,200 worth of ill-gotten
Addicted To Money
A thief stole nearly $23,000 from
a Bay Parkway ATM on Feb. 17.
Police said the bandit used a tool
to open the top of the money machine
between 66th and 67th streets
and access the software around 10
pm and withdrawing the stacks of
A highwayman pushed a women
to the ground on 86th Street and
stole her phone from her bra strap
on Feb. 22.
Police said the victim’s son retrieved
the phone that was taken
from between W. 12th and W. 13th
streets after the good-for-nothing
called him around 7:14 pm and told
him the location of the phone.
BY BANKS HALVORSON
Police arrested a 19-year-old for
the alleged murder of a 25-yearold,
and the stabbing of another
victim in Gowanus on Sunday.
NYPD offi cers rushed to the
scene near Seventh Street and
Third Avenue at around 10:45 pm,
where they found the two bloodied
victims in critical condition, according
to police reports.
EMS personnel rushed the victims,
aged 25 and 21, to Brooklyn
Methodist Hospital, where doctors
pronounced Bensonhurst resident
Marvin Pretto dead from a stab
wound to the chest.
The 21-year-old, who was
stabbed in the back, is listed in
stable condition, and is expected
to survive, cops said.
The following day, cops arrested
Jose Velasco, and charged
him with manslaughter and criminal
possession of a weapon, according
The killing marks just the second
murder in the 78th NYPD Precinct
this year, following a Feb.
13 homicide at the intersection
of Flatbush Avenue and Bergen
Street, according to police.