Greenpoint Gazette

Teenager Beaten and Robbed in South Williamsburg, and other Crimes from the 90th Precinct


A 19-year-old was beaten and robbed on August 7 at a building on Divison Avenue.

The teenager was hanging out with a 16-year-old on the 10th floor of the building just after 3:30 p.m. that afternoon, when two people approached him from behind.

The 16-year-old joined them and all three started punching and kicking the victim over the head and the body.

One of the three began hitting him with a cane and said, “Give me everything you got.”

They nabbed an iPhone valued at $700, and a mountain bike worth $800.

Police did not have information on why the victim was at the building.


ATM, then gone

An 18-year-old was hanging out with a friend in an apartment in South Williamsburg in early hours of August 5, and decided to leave to get money from a nearby ATM.

He was accompanied by an acquaintance from his friend’s apartment. The victim grabbed some cash from an ATM located inside a deli at 267 Broadway and began walking back to his friend’s place.

All of a sudden, two men jumped him from behind, and the acquaintance joined them.

All three then struck the victim repeatedly on the face and the head.

They grabbed his phone, valued at $300 and $100 in cash that he had just withdrawn from the ATM.


Bathroom Assault

A 48-year-old man was attacked inside of the Doe Fund building located on Porter Avenue on the night of August 6.

The victim said he was making his way to the bathroom when a man threw water at him.

When questioned about his behavior, the perp started punching the victim about the face, causing multiple fractures on the left side of his face.

The victim described the suspect as a 24-year-old resident of the building who is 5’7” tall.

The victim was admitted to Woodhull hospital for his injuries.


Pre-teen Robbed of Bike

An 11-year-old was riding his bike along the northeast corner of Throop Avenue and Walton Street on the night of August 6.

An unknown man approached him at the corner, and said, “Give me the bike or I’ll punch you.”

Fearing for his safety, the boy did what he was told and fled towards Harrison Avenue.


Possible Domestic Violence

In what appeared to be a case of domestic violence, a 35-year-old man violently attacked a 41-year-old woman inside her Devoe Street apartment on the night of August 3.

He first grabbed her arm and then proceeded to grab her neck, preventing her breathing. He then took a t-shirt and attempted to strangle her, but left abruptly, pushing her to the ground before he did.

The victim was left with scratches and bruising around her neck and arms.


School Robbery

The Juan Morel Campos Secondary School was robbed by one if its own students on the night of August 2.

A teacher returned to her office that night to realize that several items were missing.

When she investigated video footage from the night, she recognized one of the students at the school, letting in three other men into the building.

All four made off with cameras, sporting equipment and microphones, valued at close to $500.


Attempted Robbery at McDonalds

Workers at a McDonalds in Bushwick were no match for this thug.

On the morning of August 3, an unknown man walked into the McDonalds, placed an order, and then demanded that the server hand over all the money in cash register.

He then simulated a gun under his t-shirt.

“This is a robbery,” he said. “Give me all the money in the register. I have a gun.”

The attendant then went to confer with the manager, who came to the front and asked the perp, “How can I help you?”

The perp again asked for money, but the manager refused. The perp then fled on foot.



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