A cat burglar ripped off a school
on Hanover Place on Nov. 1, according
to the NYPD.
The vagrant snuck into the
school near Bond Street through
an unlocked window sometime between
3:30 and 6:30 am, and made
off with a iPad and a MacBook Air.
Sneak thieves made off with
thousands of dollars of property
from an apartment on Livingston
Street on Nov. 5, cops say.
According to the report, the burglars
gained access to the apartment
near Court Street sometime
between 11 am and 4 pm, and made
off with electronics including a
drone, a camera lens, and a camera,
totaling over $6,000.
What a tool!
A handy thief ripped off a construction
site on State Street on
Nov. 3, according to police.
According to the report, the burglar
broke a lock to enter the site
near Nevins Street around 8:00 pm
and made off with $9,900 worth of
— Ben Verde
FORT GREENE–CLINTON HILL
Breaking up and in
Someone’s rogue ex-girlfriend
threatened him with a knife and
stole his television from his Fleet
Walk apartment on Nov. 2.
The victim told police the fi lching
former fl ame was in the apartment
near Navy Street at about 2pm
when she asked him for $10. When
the victim said no, she pulled a knife
and threatened him with it, and he
ran outside. When he returned a few
minutes later, she was gone – and so
was his TV. Police found the knife,
but saw no sign of the ex girlfriend
when they searched the area.
You have the time?
Three thieves tricked a man and
stole his pricey watch on Waverly
Avenue on Nov. 3.
Police said the victim was out
late at a party and was invited by
three men and a woman to an afterparty
near Fulton Avenue at about 4
am. When they arrived at the apartment,
the three men allegedly who
had invited him attacked him, injuring
his head and face, and stole
his $185,000 Patek Phillipe watch.
Two of the alleged weasels were
later arrested on existing complaints.
COURIER LIFE, N 8 OVEMBER 12-18, 2021
Fire injures 9 at Sunset
Park construction site
Firefi ghters from Tower Ladder 149 rescued several construction workers trapped
on the upper fl oors of a building under construction. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
Candy store stealers
A platoon of pilferers allegedly
attacked an employee and stole
money and goods from a Fulton
Street candy store on Nov. 3.
The victim told police the thieves
entered the store between Fort
Green Place and St. Felix Street at
about 3pm and one of them punched
him hard in the shoulder before the
group stole cash, candy boxes, and
Juul vape pens before running away
down Fulton Street.
Offi cers later found and arrested
the four fi lchers.
Three men robbed a straphanger
on a northbound C train on Nov. 4.
Police said the trio of rustlers entered
the train at the Clinton-Washington
station at about 8pm and immediately
approached him, saying
“Give me everything you have.”
One of the men took out an object
covered with a red handkerchief
and pointed it at the man’s head
while the other two went through
his pockets. When he fought back,
the victim said the thief holding the
covered object hit him in the head
with it. The victim got off the train
when it stopped at Lafayette, but
the three jerks stayed on and rode
A construction worker was
nearly stabbed in the leg while
working on scaffolding outside an
apartment on Fleet Walk on Nov. 4.
Police said the victim was working
on the outside of the building on
scaffolding at around 9am when a
tenant opened their window, yelled
at him, and tried to stab him in the
leg with a kitchen knife. The worker
was unharmed and called police.
— Kirstyn Brendlen
CONEY ISLAND—BATH BEACH
No good deed…
A crooked couple hit a man with
a metal pole on the Riegelmann
Boardwalk West causing damage to
his eye on Nov. 4.
The victim told police he was
feeding people experiencing homelessness
at the intersection of W.
19th Street when the couple attacked
home around 12:30 pm and stole his
cellphone and charger.
A brigand mugged a women of
$254 on W. 24th Street when she was
scootering on Nov. 1.
The victim told police the bruiser
punched her in the face when she
rode up near him between Mermaid
and Surf avenues around 4 pm before
running off with the money.
A thief stole a man’s cellphone
when asking for direction on W.
19th Street on Nov. 4.
The victim told police the bandit
fl ashed a handgun when asking
for directions between Neptune and
Mermaid avenues around 3:15 pm
and ran off.
A creep approached a women on
the southbound D-train around 86th
street and tackled her on Oct. 31.
The victim told police the bully
said she should be a “sword swallower”
before attacking her near
the intersection of 20th Avenue onto
the fl oor around 5:40 am before the
victim could escape.
A duo of divas attacked a
woman on the B1 bus at 86th
Street on Nov. 5.
The savages stole her purse and
got off at the intersection of 20th Avenue
around 6:10 pm after punching
her several times.
BY BEN VERDE
A construction site in Sunset
Park was engulfed by an inferno
on Nov. 9, trapping several construction
workers on the upper
fl oors of the partly-constructed
building on Fourth Avenue.
Smoke-eaters received the 911
call of a fi re on the ground fl oor of
the site near 63rd Street at 8:45 am,
and 17 units, with 75 fi refi ghters,
responded to put the blaze under
control just before 10 am, a FDNY
According to an FDNY Deputy
Chief, fi refi ghters rescued three
workers were rescued from the
fi fth fl oor, two workers jumped
to safety from the third fl oor, and
another worker jumped to an adjoining
building. Nine civilians
sustained injuries, including one
with serious smoke inhalation.
Two fi refi ghters were injured in
the incident, though all injuries
were considered non-life-threatening.
Videos from the scene show a
large plume of black smoke rising
up through the building and into
the air, while a sizable bright orange
fl ame burns on the ground
level. An FDNY offi cial said foam
insulation was thought to be the
cause of the fi re, though the offi cial
cause is still under investigation.
The site of the fi re is an in-theworks
affordable housing development
on the site of the former Zion
Lutheran Church, which is being
developed by the Fifth Avenue
Additional reporting by Lloyd