Wednesday Crime Blotter: Robbery in a Borough Park School, Thrown Down in Brownsville & More

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BOROUGH PARK – Police are looking for a burglar who broke into a private school in Borough Park late last month.

The incident took place around 5:30 pm on Saturday, October 27, police said, at 1373 43rd Street, near 14th Avenue. Forcing his way past a secured door, the suspect stole a pair of laptops and about $1,000, police said.

Surveillance footage of the thief can be seen below:

The crime against a school in Borough Park follows closely on the heels of a string of robberies in the same neighborhood, where a man broke into religious institutions to steal cash and computers.

CYPRESS HILLS – Police are looking for a man who grabbed a woman inappropriately in a laundromat near the Cleveland Street J station.

The incident took place on Wednesday, October 24, around 10:20 am, said police. As the suspect was leaving the Kwik Laundry at 2987 Fulton Street, he grabbed the female victim on the buttocks, smiled at her, and exited the location.

Surveillance video of the suspect can be seen below:

BROWNSVILLE – After two men threw an older woman to the ground as they robbed her, police are on the hunt in Brownsville.

The robbery took place on Monday, October 22, around 7:30 pm. One of two suspects approached the 68-year-old victim from behind, grabbing her purse and throwing her to the ground as he ripped it from her, police said. The second suspect acted as a lookout.

The suspects fled on foot and the victim was treated for pain and bruising at the scene by EMS, police said.

Surveillance video can be seen below:

FLATBUSH – Finally, police are still looking for the man who made a racist attack on a woman at the Church Avenue B/Q station last week. A police sketch of the suspect can be seen below:

Anyone with information in regard to the above incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


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