Robbery incidents decreased recently in Park Slope and its surrounding areas, according to the latest Compstat report for the 78th Precinct, though one neighbor was the victim of a violent mugging just this past weekend. Details below, with more information from the 78th Precinct blotter:
September 14 – A crook stole a woman’s wallet while she was washing her clothes at a laundromat on 5th Avenue near Saint Marks Place. The 35-year-old victim told police that she had her leather wallet in a plastic bag near her cart while was doing her laundry around 3pm. She says the perp grabbed the wallet, containing her passport, debit and credit cards, and driver’s license, and walked out. (Brooklyn Paper)
September 17 – A burglar stole $1,000 in cash, sterling silver jewelry, an Apple desktop computer, a clock radio, tools, and batteries from a woman’s apartment on 8th Avenue between Garfield Place and First Street. The 49-year-old victim told cops that she left her apartment around 12:30pm and came back five hours later to find the front door unlocked, her home wares tossed around, and the loot missing. (Brooklyn Paper)
September 17 – A thief stole a woman’s cellphone out of her hand while she was riding the Manhattan-bound B train. The 42-year-old victim told police that she was playing with the phone at around 1:20pm when the train pulled into the 7th Avenue stop. As the doors opened, the young perp sitting across from her grabbed her phone and ran off the train. (Brooklyn Paper)
September 22 – A 31-year-old man was attacked and robbed while walking home on 9th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues. At around 3:45am, the victim was struck in the head with a bottle, after which the assailant took off with his iPhone. The man suffered injuries to the face, including a cut on the nose which required stitches.