Crime is up 38 percent in the 81st Precinct (36 incidents, versus 26 incidents) for the week of January 28 - February 3, 2013, compared to this same week in 2012. For the month, crime is up 12 percent (113 incidents, versus 101 incidents), compared to this same 28-day period in 2013. And year to date, crime is up 8 percent (131 incidents, versus 121 incidents), compared to this same time period last year.
On Wednesday, February 6, at approximately 7:55 a.m., a man was robbed inside of the Carver Federal Savings Bank, located at 1950 Fulton Street. According to reports, the victim, a 67-year-old man, said he was walking inside of the banks ATM annex when an unknown person who appeared to be a panhandler walked up to him, snatched his ATM card out of his hand and tried to flee. The victim spotted two police officers just outside of the bank and waved them down. The officers were able to catch up to the perpetrator and arrested Erwin Rose, 54, of Bed-Stuy.
On Thursday, February 7, at approximately 1:00 a.m. in front of 1150 Broadway, there was an attempted robbery at knife point. According to reports, the victim, a 40-year-old Bed-Stuy resident, said the robber, who he describes as an Hispanic man in his early 20s, approached him, brandished a knife and attempted to rob him. A small struggle ensued, according to the victim, and then eventually the perpetrator ran away. The victim called 911. Police arrived and canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The investigation is ongoing.
On Friday, February 8, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a 34-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint in front of 1104 Herkimer Street. According to police reports, the victim said he was walking down Herkimer when he was approached from the front by two unknown males, both described as black, approximately 5 foot 8", in their 20s and wearing dark jackets. One of the suspects pulled out a gun .38 (revolver) and demanded money, while the other suspect began emptying the victim's pockets. They stole $90 from the victim and then fled on foot. Police canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The investigation is ongoing.
On Saturday, February 9, a 21-year-old man was robbed at the corner of 30 Buffalo and Atlantic avenues. According to police reports, the victim said he was crossing the street at Buffalo when a group of men pulled up in a Black Impala, jumped out of the car, brandished a gun and ordered the victim to "give up the bread." All of the perpetrators were described as black males; two were approximately 6 feet tall and another, 5 foot 8". The suspects took possession of the victim's blackberry and $805 in cash then jumped back inside the car and took off. The victim noted the car had a temproary license plates in its back windshield. The victim called police who arrived on the scene, canvassed the area, but were unable to locate any of the suspects. The investigation is ongoing.
On Wednesday, February 6, at approximately 10:35 a.m., three shots were fired at a 16-year-old in front of Boys and Girls High School, located at 1700 Fulton Street. According to police reports, the victim, who lives in Staten Island and is a student at BGHS, said he had a verbal dispute with someone on the train as he was riding into Brooklyn. The teen said that as he exited the train, the suspect followed him out of the station and then started shooting at him. The 16-year-old ran into the school building and the administration called the police. Police canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. However, transit cops recovered video footage of the suspect and NYPD currently are looking for the suspect.