Update: Three Robberies at Gunpoint: One Victim Fights Back, Flings Iced Coffee

Reports from the 76th Precinct

Update, September 12, 9:58 p.m.:

It has been determined that Robbery 2 was originally reported with the incorrect address, police have stated. The robbery did not take place at Sackett Street. The correct address for that incident actually occurred at the intersection of Henry Street and Summit. The article has since been revised to reflect that information.


The following information was supplied by the 76th Precinct. It does not indicate a conviction.

Robbery 1 

While walking along Dyckman Street between Dwight and Richards Streets on Saturday, August 25 at 12:05 p.m. a woman, 33, was approached by a strange man who immediately pointed a black revolver at her head. The victim threw her iced coffee in the face of the assailant, tossed her cell phone and bag on the ground, then fled, police said. The thief—described as a male, black, 5 foot 9, with braids and a dark complexion—took an HTC Android Incredible phone ($350), a Hurley wallet ($20), $128 cash, debit cards, two Moleskin notebooks ($40 each) and a Chrome messenger bag with a silver seatbelt buckle ($150). The case is still under investigation.

Robbery 2

Another woman was robbed at the corner of Henry and Summit Streets in the middle of the afternoon, last week, according to police. On Tuesday, August 28 at 4:55 pm, the female, 28, was approached by two unknown individuals from behind. “Hey, b****” one called out to her, then displayed a firearm and pointed it in her direction. The crooks took a red Coach purse ($250), a grey Coach wallet ($100), an iPod ($100), an MTA card and other miscellaneous items, said police. The assailants are described as two males, both age 16, about 5 foot 10 and weighing between 110 and 115 pounds.

Robbery 3

At the corner of Columbia and Luquer Streets at 5:02 p.m. on Friday, August 24, two women, both 25, were walking when they were approached by a male and a female bearing a firearm. The thieves then demanded their belongings. Items taken: a Morocco wallet ($10), two credit cards, a social security card, a Canadian citizen card, $14 in cash, an iPhone ($10O), iPod mini ($125) and a Massachusetts state driver’s license. Police are searching for one male, black, age 13, approximately 5 foot, weighing 120 pounds, who was joined by a female, black, also 13. The pair was last seen carrying a green Whole Foods shopping bag, which police say criminals sometimes use for stashing loot.

Rebecca G September 12, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Thanks, Joanna. I do feel like they heard us, but I think we shoudl still move forward and keep pushing until we really see some difference. The stories of the police officers brushing people off when they wanted to make reports seemed like a little epidemic and worrisome to me. David/Danielle: I am going to start pulling together a write up for the TV reporters about our table. Can we agree on a time the table will be there and exactly what we will be doing/talking about to people abot at the table. Will they be signing some sort of petition or anything like that? Do we want to include an local political reps with us at the table?
Rebecca G September 12, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Also, the details the police captain gave about the two gangs and the fact that they were losing revenue in their hood, so they have sent some tweens to rob BOCOCA to get revenue else where was shocking, but clarifying. Holy cow! That's scary.
Prettybones2 September 17, 2012 at 06:13 PM
AHA! I was right. BIG BIG BIG difference between Summit St and Sackett St. Still awful and still something that demands police attention, but not as shocking.
Danielle September 17, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Rebecca - I did not receive notice of your previous post so apologies for the delay in responding. I think we should definitely move forward with the table. A petition sounds good. Also, we should have a list for complaints, as well, I think (what issues people see, if they have been having a problem filing complaints, etc.) So that we can work with the police re rectifying these issues. I have been involved heavily with politics in the past and would be happy to continue following up with our local reps.
Danielle September 17, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Yes, but C.K.'s friend (above) got beaten up and mugged on that same corner in the afternoon so that corner is not immune to muggings and/or crime.


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