Local bank accounts remain safe tonight after the NYPD caught two men who they say installed a card skimming device at an ATM in the Chase Bank at 290 Flatbush Avenue. Police say investigators from the bank contacted the NYPD’s Identity Theft Squad on Tuesday, March 4 about the device, and a surveillance team responded.
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Making sure crosswalks, particularly around schools, are safe is just one part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to increase pedestrian safety, and it looks like it’ll be the next focus of police in our 78th Precinct. After the positive reaction by most to their “failure to yield” sting, where officers issued summonses to
Police say two suspects have been arrested in connection to robberies targeting middle-school kids around the MS 51 area, including one we reported on last week. The suspects, a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old, were arrested after a 12-year-old was mugged after school on Friday, February 14, according to a spokeswoman for the NYPD, who notes that
A 7th grade boy was robbed after leaving school to pick up his younger sibling on Tuesday afternoon, and it may be one of many similar attacks to middle school kids in the area recently. The boy’s mother tells us that he was followed by two teenage boys as he left MS 51, located at
A 40-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot in the leg on 6th Avenue Thursday morning, police say. A spokesman for the NYPD says the victim, whose name has not been released, was shot in the leg in the vicinity of 6th Avenue between St Johns and Sterling Places at around 8:30am. Police
A fire broke out in the third floor apartment of 438 4th Street, on the corner of 7th Avenue, on Tuesday night. Thankfully, according to the FDNY, there were no injuries. The FDNY says the call came in about the fire in the four-story building at 9:25pm, and they arrived on scene a minute later.
The body of a 50-year-old man was found hanging from a tree in Prospect Park early Monday morning after an apparent suicide, police said. A spokesman for the NYPD says the man was discovered near the lake at around 3:45am, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say it appears to have been a
After receiving a lot of flack for not issuing a single ticket for speeding one month last year, the 78th Precinct seems to be stepping up its game in 2014. They’re currently running “failure-to-yield” stings in our area, and have issued 16 summonses to drivers since Thursday, January 23, according to a press release from
A fire broke out this morning on the first floor of the four-story home at 334 8th Street, near 6th Avenue, and left one person injured, says the FDNY. A spokesman for the FDNY tells us that a call came in at about 9:20am on Thursday, January 16, and that the blaze required 12 fire
Newly inaugurated Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson first announced back in October his intention to decriminalize up to 15 grams of marijuana “in public view” (as opposed to in one’s apartment, for instance), issuing only fines instead of necessitating arrests and prosecution. Now that Governor Cuomo has moved toward a limited medical marijuana initiative, however, he has reversed his idea of decriminalizing
A mugging victim hung these signs on Park Place between 6th and 7th Avenues, thanking those who came to her aid during an attack that happened on Sunday, January 5. It reads in part: I wanted to say thank you + to let you know I am ok. I have a broken nose, cuts +
If you’ve noticed a number of cars in the area have been getting keyed lately, you’re not alone — neighbor David tells us that he’s seen an uptick cars being vandalized, and is hoping that those car owners will report those incidents to the 78th Precinct, so that the police are better able to address
UPDATE 10:30pm: According to the NYPD, the man has been identified as 68-year-old Rynn Berry. DNAinfo notes that his half-brother was able to confirm his identify at the hospital this evening. Our thoughts remain with him and his family during this difficult time. EARLIER: The NYPD is looking for help identifying a man who collapsed while jogging
Worrying about delivered packages being stolen from your stoop is understandable; worrying about your newspaper being lifted seems largely unnecessary. But it seems there’s a well-read thief hitting a stoop on Berkeley Place near 7th Avenue, as this sign photographed by neighbor John Classon shows. It reads: Dear New York Times Thief, Please stop taking
The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted in connection with a rape they say occurred at about 10pm on Monday, November 11 in Park Slope. Police say the suspect, described as an Asian man and pictured in the sketch above, forced his way into a 20-year-old woman’s apartment located