As lovely as the residents of Prospect Heights may think their neighborhood is, there is no shortage of petit theft and muggings as of late.
A 39-year-old man was robbed on Pacific Street between Vanderbilt and Underhill on October 22 when a pair of thugs jumped out of their car, pressed an object into his back (likely a gun), took the victim’s wallet, and ran back to their car. The crime happened just after 8:00 PM. Talk about a drive-by.
Not even the laundry was safe on October 23 at lunchtime. The fold-and-wash felon too more than $350 worth of clothing straight from the dryer in a Prospect Place building laundry room. The building, between Carlton and Vanderbilt, has an onsite laundry facility for residents. Nice neighbor!
An 18-year-old victim was mugged at gunpoint on October 25 on Sterling Place between Underhill and Washington just after 11:30 PM. The thief flashed his gun and demanded the victim hand over his iPhone immediately.
Source – The Brooklyn Paper, “Harrowing Holdup”