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77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights
Cell phone robbery
Last week, a 26-year-old woman was followed and robbed while walking home, cops said.
The incident occurred on the northeast corner of Rogers Avenue and Bergen Street. The victim said while she was walking home from the train station at around 6:25 am, she noticed an unknown man following her.
Police said that the man punched her with a closed fist, causing her to fall on the sidewalk.
The thief then took the victim’s cell phone and fled.

Snatched from hand
On June 21, a 19-year-old woman had her cell phone ripped from her hands as she sat on a park bench along Eastern Parkway, police said.
The incident happened at about 11:10 pm.
The thief fled on a mountain bike westbound on the parkway.

Car stolen
On June 22, a 24-year- old woman had her car stolen after she parked it in front of 515 St. Marks Avenue.
The victim stated that when she returned to the location, she noticed her 1996 red Saturn sedan was missing.
Police said that they did not observe any broken glass and the vehicle was not towed.

79th Precinct covering Bedford-Stuyvesant
Man murdered
A 25-year-old man was murdered on Monday night, June 27, in front of 62 Kosciuszko Street near Nostrand Avenue at about 9:00 pm, police said.
The shooting victim was identified as George Lee, Jr.
Police responded to a 911 call and found the victim at the scene with one gunshot wound to the head. Emergency vehicles arrived on the scene shortly afterward.
Police sources said the victim was conscious when they arrived and the victim said he was just standing and heard the shot fired. Then he lost consciousness and died in the ambulance en route to the hospital.
There are no arrests at this time. Police sources believe the incident may have been drug-related.

Bicyclist hit
A yellow cab struck a bicyclist on Myrtle Avenue near Taffe Place just before 1 am on Sunday morning, June 26, police said.
The biker was taken to Kings County Hospital for minor injuries.
No arrests were made or tickets issued.

Man shot
A man was shot once in the stomach inside of 425 Gates Ave. around noon on Sunday, June 26, police said.
The man was taken to Kings County Hospital in very grave condition, but is now expected to recover.
Police sources said the victim was uncooperative with officials and the incident remains under investigation.

81st Precinct covering Stuyvesant Heights
Impact Zone moved
Due to spikes in robbery and grand larceny, police moved the Impact Zone in the precinct from between Marcus Garvey Blvd. and Malcolm X Blvd. and between Lafayette Avenue and Monroe Streets further south in the precinct.
The new Impact Zone is between Fulton and Decatur Streets and from Malcolm X Blvd and Saratoga Avenue.
An Impact Zone is an area in a precinct that is flooded with a larger police presence due to a spike in crime in that particular area.

No Fourth of July
Police are not issuing any block party or street closing permits from July1-4, due to the Independence Day holiday.
Sources say that the holiday weekend often gets hectic and with a larger incidence for illegal fireworks use they made the weekend a frozen area for such gatherings.

88th Precinct covering Fort Greene/Clinton Hill
Stickup
On June 23, a 27-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint while walking home from work, police said.
The incident occurred at 12:30 am on the northwest corner of Willoughby Street and Saint Edwards Street. Two perps allegedly approached the victim from behind and one placed his hand over the victim’s mouth and took out a silver handgun.
Police said that the perp demanded that the victim hand over her wallet, phone and purse. The bandit ranoff with the belongings and later met up with another male.

Gunpoint holdup
On June 23, two males were walking home from the Clinton/Washington train station when a thief approached them, police said.
The perp was armed with a handgun and told the two victims to, “Give me everything you have right now, keys, wallet, phone. I’m not playing around with you.” The thief made off with  both of the victim’s debit cards and driver’s license

Burglar nabbed
On the morning of June 23, a 39-year-old woman was working at home when she heard someone else in her home.
The victim hid under her office table when she heard someone and immediately called 911.
Police said that the thief heard the victim and ran out the front door with the victim’s laptop.
A witness saw the perp as he made his escape and cops collared the 21-year-old male suspect in the rear of 46 Irving Place.

Best Buy worker arrested
An employee at the Best Buy in the Atlantic Terminal Mall was arrested for making fraudulent charges with a Best Buy Credit Card, police said.
The first victim noticed that the perp had opened a Best Buy account under her name and made unauthorized charges to that account.  The accused made at least $3,015 worth of charges to her account.
A similar incident with the second victim was also reported to the tune of  $2,400 fraudulent charges.
Police arrested a 25-year-old man in the incident.

Man burglarized
On June 18, A burglary occurred inside of 107 Gates Ave.
The 40-year-old victim told police that when he returned home, he noticed his rear window open and hole cut through the wall.
The bandit made off with about $1,989 worth of assorted electronics including a suitcase.

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