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77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights
Gun bust
     Three teens were charged with criminal possession of a gun  on June 8, cops said.
The bust was made at about 11:45 am in front of 277 Eastern Parkway. Arrested were two males age 18 and 17 and one female age 17. Police gave no further information on the arrests.

Knifepoint hostage
A man held his 14-year-old daughter hostage at knifepoint June 11, cops said.
The man’s distraught wife called cops at 4:16 am, and after arriving at the 505 Lincoln Place apartment, saw blood on the outside of the door. They then called the Emergency Services Unit, but shortly after arriving, the disturbed perpetrator escaped using the fire escape.
Police said they found the wife and daughter unharmed, but the wife was disheveled with torn clothing.
     The wife was then uncooperative in providing information about her husband, police said.

Mercedes swiped
A 44-year-old woman had her 2002 Mercedes-Benz swiped sometime between June 10 and 11, police said.
The victim parked the car on the northeast corner of Bedford Avenue and Saint Johns Place at 9:30 pm,  on June 10. When she returned at 4 pm, on June 11, the car was gone.
Police noticed no glass on the ground, which would have indicated the thief or thieves, broke into the car first.

Left Home without it
A sneaky thief was arrested on June 13 after utilizing five fraudulent American Express credit cards, police said.
Cops were alerted to the scam after the 30-year-old suspect checked into the Best Western Arena Hotel, 1324 Atlantic Avenue, at about 1 am using one of the cards.

Rash of  burglaries
Several burglaries were reported in Crown Heights the past week, including two in one building on June 9, cops said.
The sneaky thief or thieves hit two apartments at 1125 Sterling Place within hours of each other and both times gaining entrance to a window from the fire escape.
In the first incident, they gained entrance through a kitchen window at about 12:30 pm and escaped with  two gold rings and a computer with a total value of about $1,000.
Then sometime between 2 and 4:30 pm on the same day they came through a bedroom window and escaped with a computer, watch and cash totaling about $740.
Also on June 9, thieves broke into an apartment at 921 Saint Marks Avenue at about 11 am, entering from a fire escape leading to a back bedroom window. They escaped with about $1,935 in goods including a laptop computer, a camera and cash.
     Then at about 3:30 am,on  June 11, a 30-year-old woman returned to her 102 Rogers Avenue apartment to find her flat-screen television and computer stolen. Police are not sure how the thief gained entrance to the apartment.

Crack bust
Both the seller and buyer of crack cocaine were arrested on  June 11, police said.
Members of the police street narcotics enforcement unit (SNEU) observed the deal going down at about 7:25 pm on the northeast corner of Saint Marks and Nostrand Avenues.
Two males, ages 24 and 27, were arrested,and cops recovered crack and the transaction money.

Weird robber
A 44-year-old man was arrested after robbing a drugstore of $20 and then trying to rob a nearby bank on June 7, cops said.
First, the perpetrator entered a drugstore at 828 Nostrand Avenue at 10:18 am, and passed a note to the cashier stating he had a gun and wanted money. The cashier told the robber she didn’t have that much money and gave him $20.
Then about 20 minutes later the thief went to the Banco Popular Bank, 539 Eastern Parkway, passed a note to the teller and demanded $400. The teller gave the note back to the perpetrator, who then took his time leaving the bank and was busted shortly afterward.

Department store robbed
     A gun-toting goon stuck up a department store on June 12, police said.
The thief struck the 1679 Pacific Street store at 9:14 am when he came from behind the store clerk, pulled a gun out and demanded  all the money in the safe.
He then escaped with $3,625 in cash.

Youth beat up
Two teenage girls beat up a 12-year-old girl on  June 13, police said.
     The two young perpetrators approached the victim at about 5 pm in front of 179 Troy Avenue, and one of them said, “Hey, you let my cousin get jumped.”
     Then the two teens, ages 17 and 12, punched, kicked and hit the victim with a stick.
    The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital and is expected to recover.

79th Precinct covering Bedford-Stuyvesant
Felony crime down
Major felony crime is down more than 10 percent for the year, according to official police statistics.
Leading this crime reduction is burglaries, down about 28 percent, and auto theft, down 34 percent.
However, murder is even for the year with six so far in 2011 as compared to 6 at this time last year, and rape is up with 16 reported incidents so far this year as compared to 11 at this time in 2010.
Reported felony assault and grand larceny is down slightly for the year, while robbery is up slightly.

81st Precinct covering Stuyvesant Heights
Home invasion
Three criminals invaded a home and robbed three men at gunpoint on June 13, police said.
The three perpetrators entered the home on Bainbridge Street between Saratoga and Howard Avenues at about 2 am. They robbed all the victims and then made them strip and lie on the floor.
Police made one arrest and expect to arrest the other two perpetrators shortly.

Man shot
A 33-year-old man was shot twice on June 9, police said.
The victim was in the lobby of 50 Stuyvesant Avenue at about midnight when both bullets hit him in the stomach.
He was taken to Kings County Hospital and is expected to recover.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
88th Precinct covering Fort Greene/Clinton Hill
Caught in the act
     Cops collared one of four thieves trying to break into an apartment on  June 5.
     The police were called to the scene of a burglary in progress at about 11:30 am at 45 Irving Place. 
They had entered through a rear window and were exiting through the front door of the 40-year-old male victim when cops arrived.
A 20-year-old male was arrested at the scene.

Left unattended
A sneaky thief swiped an unattended Apple laptop computer from a restaurant on June 8, police said.
     The 21-year-old female victim said she had left it momentarily at the 398 Flatbush Extension Restaurant at about 2:45 pm. When she returned she noticed the laptop was missing.

Purse snatched
A devious thief made off with a woman’s purse while she sat in a restaurant on June 7, police said.
The victim claimed that she had placed the purse beside her chair at about 10:15  at the eatery located at 211 DeKalb Avenue.
Witnesses said that they saw two unidentified people sit behind the woman and then quickly get up and leave.
Items inside the purse included a  BlackBerry phone, $100 cash, cosmetics and credit cards.

Pick pocket
     A female had her pocket picked on the corner of Myrtle Ave. and Adelphi St.
     The incident occurred  on June 7. The victim stated the money was in her back pocket. The thief made off with $30 dollars. 
Police later arrested a 33-year-old male in connection to the theft.

Bike stolen
     A young male was robbed of his mountain bike on  June 9, police said.
The two 14-year-old perpetrators allegedly threatened the victim in front of 163 Park Avenue  stating, “I’m gonna shoot up your whole store.”
     The thieves then made off with the victim’s bike, which was eventually recovered and returned to the victim.

Mugged in words and deed
Three unknown perps slurring anti-Semitic remarks mugged a woman on June 10, police said.
The 45-year-old victim had just bought cigarettes at a local store at 10:30 pm when the goons pushed her against the gate of the building uttering remarks against both her gender and Jews. They then robbed her of $180 dollars and debit cards.