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Man Robbed at Gunpoint on Classon Avenue

Victim lost cash but was uninjured in robbery at the corner of Park Place.

 

A 21-year-old man was held up on the corner of Classon Avenue and Park Place late in a nighttime robbery, according to a police report.

The victim was walking to the train on Oct. 1 at 10:52 p.m. when a man asked him for the time. The robber then took out a gun and said, “Don’t say anything, don’t move or I’ll pop you.”

The thief then told the man to empty his pockets, which he did, and the mugger made off with $200 cash, a Samsung Galaxy S2 cell phone, an electric cigarette, a food stamp card and a library card.

There have been several gunpoint robberies in the area in past months:

- On June 13, a gunman pistol whipped a man during a mugging of a couple Eastern Parkway between Vanderbilt and Underhill.

- On May 4, a 30-year-old man was held up by a gun-wielding thief on St. Johns Place between Underhill and Washington.  

- On Feb. 28 a gun-wielding man stole iPhones from women as they walked near the corner of Underhill and St. Marks avenues. last week.

In addition, there have been at least 11 violent attacks reported in Prospect Heights and the western edge of Crown Heights since June. 

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Residents can discuss crime with the head of the head of the 77th Precinct at the 77th Precinct Community Council Meeting, held the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at rotating locations. Call the 77th Precinct community affairs office at (718) 735-0634 to find out each month's venue. November's meeting will be held at Hebron Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1256 Dean Street, at New York Avenue.

Men or women wishing for a bicycle escort via the Brooklyn Bike Patrol can call 718-744-7592 between the hours of Sun.-Thurs., 8 p.m. to midnight, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Joe Gonzalez October 19, 2012 at 01:12 PM
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