Posted on 07 February 2012.
The dominant crime last week in the 88th Precinct was car break-ins, with eight reported (and others, likely, unreported). And, of course, the iPhone, iPad and other iThing assault continued unabated. once again, you can read all the items below or click on our handy map to locate all the crimes in your area.
More iStuff TakenAt least four iDevices were swiped last week in yet another busy week for Steve Jobs–loving thieves. here are the details:
• Four thugs surrounded a man at the Nevins Street station on Jan. 30, taking his iPhone 4S and fleeing on the next train out of there. The man told cops that he was on the Utica Avenue-bound platform at around 9 p.m. when a thief attacked him from behind while three accomplices surrounded the victim.
• Cops collared a thief who swiped a woman’s iPad inside the Clinton Avenue G-train station on Feb. 3, police said. The woman, 34, told cops that she had entered the station at Lafayette Avenue at around 7:30 p.m., and a middle-aged thug swiped her bag, which contained the so-called “God tablet.” The villain fled, but was quickly apprehended above ground, police said.
• a thief bashed a woman on DeKalb Avenue on Feb. 5, taking her iPhone 3G and the headphones that might have concealed his approach. The victim, 27, said that she was near Hudson Avenue at around 6:30 a.m. when the thief grabbed her from behind, pushed her to the ground, and took the smartphone.
• a thief swiped two cellphones — including the coveted iPhone 4 — from a Washington Avenue man after spending the night on Feb. 1. The victim told cops that he had invited the Manhattan man to spend the night at his apartment, which is between Greene and Lafayette Avenues, but when he woke up the next morning, his iPhone and Samsung Galaxy — plus some cash — were gone. so was the overnight guest.
Wheel ReportAt least eight cars were broken into or stolen last week. Here’s the roundup:
• a thief smashed a rear window to steal a cash-free wallet from a car on Greene Avenue on Jan. 25. The victim said that he parked near Washington Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and returned 15 minutes later to find a broken window and a missing bag, which contained the wallet and various cards.
• a car thief stripped a vehicle of door panels, an air bag and a center console stereo on Fulton Street. The victim told cops that she parked near Gates Avenue at 6 p.m. on Feb. 3 and returned about 24 hours later to discover a broken window and missing door and dashboard panels. Cops say that the thief got away with more than $2,000 in parts.
• a thief stole a 12-year-old Dodge from Adelphi Street on Jan. 30. The victim said that he parked near Myrtle Avenue at around 9 a.m. and returned 12 hours later to find the car gone.
• a motorcycle rider lost his wheels on Rockwell Place sometime between Jan. 30 and 31. The victim told cops that he parked between DeKalb and Lafayette Avenues.
• a thief stole a 15-year-old Nissan from Emerson Place sometime between Jan. 29 and 31. The victim said that he’d parked his Maxima between Willoughby and Myrtle Avenues.
• a diligent thief stole a motorcycle from Lafayette Avenue after chopping down the traffic sign pole to which the wheels had been locked. The victim told cops that he’d parked near Waverly Avenue on Jan. 31, and returned on Feb. 2 to find the cut-down pole where his chopper had been.
• The pride and joy of Detroit — a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme — was swiped from Clinton Avenue overnight on Feb. 2. The victim told cops that she parked near DeKalb Avenue at 8 p.m. and returned at 3 p.m. the next day to find the 17-year-old sweet ride gone.
• a thief tried to steal a 15-year-old Nissan on Waverly Avenue overnight on Feb. 3, but left after damaging the door lock and breaking a window. The victim said that she parked near DeKalb Avenue at around 7 p.m. and returned to find the damage at 6 p.m. the next day.
No MercyAt least two public servants were ripped off last week:
• a thief swiped a wallet from a health care worker as she toiled inside the intensive care unit at Brooklyn Hospital on DeKalb Avenue on Jan. 31. The victim told cops that she hung her coat inside the neonatal intensive care unit near Ashland Place at around 2:30 p.m., but when she returned to it 30 minutes later, she discovered that the wallet, which contained cards and her Ohio driver’s license, was gone.
• a P.S. 270 teacher had her wallet stolen out of her classroom on Feb. 4. The victim, 34, told cops that she had put her jacket in a closet inside the school on DeKalb Avenue at Emerson Place, at around 9:15 a.m., but it was gone 15 minutes later. The thief got various cards.
Shop LiftedA thief stole a pocketbook out of a shopping basket at a Fulton Street dollar store on Jan. 31.
The victim, 75, told cops that she was inside Dollar Deal, which is between Hudson Avenue and Rockwell Place, at around 2:20 p.m. but left the store without her bag. when she returned 25 minutes later, the purse, containing various cards, was gone.
SlowhandA $30,000 guitar accessory disappeared from a woman’s Lafayette Avenue house — and she suspects her ax-wielding ex-husband.
The woman told cops that she last saw the pricy effects pedal in 2009. but when she entered the basement of her home, between Adelphi Street and Clermont Avenue, on Feb. 2, she discovered that the device was gone.
Many people have had access to the basement over the years, the woman told cops, but her ex-husband was the original owner of the equipment.
TargetedA pickpocket swiped $4,000 from a woman minutes after she had taken out the money from an ATM inside the Atlantic Terminal Mall.
The victim told cops that she had withdrawn the cash at around 2 p.m., but failed to zip closed her wallet. she noticed that the cash was missing about an hour later.
Crime Report: Lots More Stolen iPhones and Many Car Crimes – The Local – Fort-Greene Blog – NYTimes.com