Police Blotter: Gunpoint Robbery and Burglaries

Reports from the 77th Precinct

The following information comes from police reports from the 77th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.


Thousands Stolen From ATM 

A thief snatched almost $7,300 from the ATM at a Vanderbilt Ave. salon last week.

An employee from Nicko's Unisex Salon told cops he left the gate halfway open on Tuesday, Feb. 28 to allow pedestrians to use the ATM.

Sometime between midnight and 12:45 p.m., the thief smashed the shop's window, got inside and was able to open the vault door to the street-facing ATM and made the quick cash grab, according to a police report.


Gunpoint iPhone Robbery

A gun-wielding man stole iPhones from women as they walked near the corner of Underhill and St. Marks Aves last week.

“Don’t move. Give me your cell phone,” said the robber as he put a black gun to the back of a 34-year-old woman's head as she and a friend were walking home at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, according to a police report.

He then pointed the gun at her friend, a 35-year-old woman, and demanded she also give up her phone. The robber ran off after snatching both phones.

The suspect is described as black man, about 20 years old, standing 5-foot-10, weighing 180 pounds. He was seen wearing a ski cap, black sweatshirt and a black topcoat.


Prospect Place Burglary

A 28-year-old woman had her home on Prospect Pl., between Underhill and Vanderbilt Aves, burglarized last week.

The woman told cops someone entered through a rear window sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28. after breaking a latch.

Among the items stolen were two laptops, a camera and ten pieces of jewelry, according to a police report.


Fecal Matters

A 37-year-old man reported he was harassed by someone who smeared feces on the two doors of his Washington Ave. home.

The incident happened sometime between 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 and 9:35 a.m. the following morning, according to a police report.


Bergen Street Burglary

A 33-year-old woman's Bergen St. apartment was burglarized after someone used the fire escape to break in through a rear window.

The incident at the building near Carlton Ave. occurred between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, according to a police report.

Among the items stolen were a laptop a watch and a gold pendant.


Clothing Store Robbery

A man stole almost $400 worth of accessories from a vintage clothing store on Vanderbilt Ave. on Saturday.

Among the items snatched from 1 of a Find Vintage at about 1:15 p.m. were a black handbag and eight pieces of rhinestone jewelry, authorities said.

The suspect is described as a black man about 45 years old, standing 6-foot-3, weighing 185 pounds with a scar on his face or head and was seen wearing a white baseball, a tan overcoat and black sneakers.




Miss Mary March 07, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Those gunpoint robberies are unbelievable! To scare people like that over a stupid piece of electronics. There is absolutely no excuses for that kind of behaviour. Guess that is what you get with such a laid-back attitude to weapons combined with the idea that everyone is entitled to pursue material wealth at any cost.


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