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77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights

Man gunned down
A 20-year-old man was shot and killed on March 13, police said.
Police responded to sounds of gunfire at about 7:50 pm and found the victim shot once in the chest.
He was taken to Kings County Hospital and declared dead on arrival.
Police canvassed the neighborhood with no results. Detectives are continuing an investigation.

Construction equipment stolen
A brazen thief broke into a basement on March 10 and made off with about $1,000 of construction equipment, police said.
The thief removed two padlocks to gain entrance inside 637 Park Place and fled through the side front doors.
Police are investigating the incident.

Car stop drug arrest
Police charged a man with felony crack possession on March 9 after stopping his car because it had no brake lights.
Cops stopped the 34-year-old suspect at about 10:30 pm on the northeast corner of Bedford Avenue and Pacific Place. When they approached the car they noticed the smell of marijuana and observed a plastic bag of a white rocky substance that later tested positive for crack hanging exposed from his front right pocket.
The suspect also had $450 on him at the time of the arrest.

Hide your valuables
A thief or thieves made off with a laptop, an Apple ipad and $280 from a parked car on March 12, police said.
The 30-year-old victim had parked his car opposite 1311 Pacific Street and when he came back at about midnight saw the driver’s side window broken and discovered the items missing.

Drug dealers busted near school
Two 43-year-olds were collared on March 9 after allegedly selling drugs within 1,000 feet from a school, police said.
Members of the plainclothes street narcotics enforcement unit (SNEU) bought some of the unspecified illegal drugs at about 8:30 am before making the arrest.
79th Precinct covering Bedford-Stuyvesant A gun-toting bandit held up a 28-year-old man on March 7, police said.
The victim was walking on Franklin Avenue near the corner of Madison Street at about 11:40 pm when he was robbed.
The thief made off with $85.

Gunpoint stickup

Woman mugged
Three cowardly thugs mugged a woman on March 10, police said.
The 26-year-old victim was walking through the Lafayette Gardens Housing Development at about 2:40 pm when the three perpetrators approached her.
One of the thugs placed her in a headlock, while the other two removed her purse from her shoulder.

Cell phone swiped
Three male punks robbed a man of his cell phone on March 11, police said.
The 36-year-old victim was on the corner of Marcus Garvey Blvd. and Hancock Street at about 11 pm when the thugs approached him. They pushed him to the ground and removed his BlackBerry cell phone.

Residential burglary
A burglar escaped with an Apple iMac computer and other items after robbing a residential home on March 9, police said.
The thief gained entrance to the 838 Myrtle Avenue building by breaking into a basement door.

81st Precinct covering Stuyvesant Heights

Two men slashed
In separate incidents two men were slashed in the face, police said.
In the first attack on March 11, the 20-year-old victim was standing on the corner of Hancock Street and Howard Avenue at about 6:30 pm when an unknown perpetrator ran past him and slashed him.
The second attack occurred at about 5 am, on March 15 when a 34-year-old man was slashed in the face following a verbal dispute along Broadway.
Both victims were taken to Kings County Hospital and are expected to recover.

88th Precinct covering Fort Greene/Clinton Hill

Car stolen
A 46-year-old man had his 1987 Buick Regal stolen on March 6, police said.
The victim parked his car on the northwest corner of Adelphi Street and Willoughby Avenue at about 8 pm. He discovered it missing at about midnight.

Beware of pickpockets
Several pickpocket incidents occurred this past week, police said.
At about 6:30 pm on March 8, a 38-year-old man was standing in front of the mall at 625 Atlantic Avenue when a few perpetrators bumped him from behind. Fifteen minutes, later he discovered his wallet missing.
Separately, at about 8:30 am, March 7, a 20-year-old woman was riding the subway when someone pushed her bag. When she got off at Atlantic Avenue she discovered her wallet missing.

Senior lets out burglar
After a would-be burglar climbed through a residential window he was confronted by his 85-year-old woman victim, police said.
The thief entered the apartment at 309 Lafayette at about 5 am when the victim confronted him in the living room.
“I’m not going to hurt you,” the thief allegedly said.
The senior citizen then let the perpetrator out her front door.

Pistol-whipping robbery
Two thugs stuck up and pistol-whipped two victims on March 11, police said.
The 18-year-old and 52-year-old victims were inside 8 Monument Walk when one of the thugs displayed a silver handgun and then struck both victims with it.
The perpetrators fled after taking the victims’ wallets and cell phones.

Security collars thief
Store security chased down a thief who fled with store receipts on March 12, police said.
The thief was walking in the Pathmark at 625 Atlantic Avenue at about 7:30 am when workers emptied out the self-serve registers and put the money in a cart. He grabbed the loot and fled with store’s security in pursuit.
The security workers caught up with the 20-year-old perpetrator a few blocks away and recovered $6,378.

Gunpoint robbery in Fort Greene Park
A gun-toting bandit robbed a man in Fort Greene Park on March 12, police said.
The male victim was sitting in the park at about 2:45 pm when the perpetrator pulled a silver handgun and robbed him of $190 before fleeing.

Man on Rikers robbed
A girlfriend robbed a man of $3,000 while he was being held at Rikers Island, police said.
The 33-year-old victim reported the incident after coming home to the Ingersol public housing development.
The girlfriend is still being sought.

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