A rash of petty crimes hit downtown Brooklyn at the end of August, but fortunately no one was injured.
Two thefts occurred on Nevins Street this week. On August 13th around 5:45 pm, a woman was walking into the Chase ATM at Nevins and Flatbush Avenue when she was approached by a man claiming she was his “lucky charm” at three-card monte. People still play three-card monte? She ignored the man and made a withdrawal of $1,000 from the ATM, which itself doesn’t seem too bright… The man and an accomplice sneaked up behind the woman and snatched her bag, running off with more than they could ever make playing three-card monte.
The next Nevins attack took place on August 29th at approximately 12:30 am. Two women were walking at the corner of Nevins and Bergen streets when they realized they were being followed. Thereafter, a knife-wielding thug demanded their bags, which they handed over.
This is what you get for giving to panhandlers…
A man was sitting on a park bench at Court and Montague around 2 am on August 28th when he was approached by a man asking for $2. When the victim took out his wallet, the thief grabbed his wallet and dashed off into the Borough Hall station. Walking away with a tidy $17.
Isn’t church supposed to be sanctuary?
On August 22nd, a thief walked into Plymouth Church at around 10:20 am pleading for help. He then helped himself to someone’s wallet in the kitchen area. Inexplicably, the thief returned three days later. Churchgoers called 911 and the man was arrested. The victim’s driver’s license was recovered, but she lost $30.
That’s a snippet of the crime in Downtown Brooklyn for the end of August. Be careful out there!