Hold-Up on Washington Avenue

Man, 21, robbed by pair of thieves who appeared to have a gun.


A pair of thieves held up a 21-year-old man on Washington Avenue.

 The victim was walking on the avenue near Lincoln Place at about 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, when two men came up to him from behind, according to a police report.

One said “don’t move,” and then the man heard the sound of a gun being cocked. Next, he felt something placed against the back of his head that he believed was a gun.

The second thief then forcibly took $743 worth of property from the man including a True Religion hat, Beats headphones, a Nudie brand jacket, a North Face coat and the victim’s Social Security card and driver’s license.

There have been at least five gunpoint robberies in the area over the past year:

- On Oct. 1, a man was robbed at gunpoint on Classon Avenue.

- On June 13, a gunman pistol whipped a man during a mugging of a couple Eastern Parkway between Vanderbilt and Underhill.

- On May 4, a 30-year-old man was held up by a gun-wielding thief on St. Johns Place between Underhill and Washington.  

- On Feb. 28 a gun-wielding man stole iPhones from women as they walked near the corner of Underhill and St. Marks avenues. last week.

In addition, there have been three violent muggings at the  Franklin Avenue Station in November alone and at least 11 violent attacks reported in Prospect Heights and the western edge of Crown Heights since June. 

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Residents can discuss crime with the head of the head of the 77th Precinct at the 77th Precinct Community Council Meeting, held the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at rotating locations. December's meeting is at St. Gregory's Church, 991 St. John's Place at Brooklyn Avenue. 

Men or women wishing for a bicycle escort via the Brooklyn Bike Patrol can call 718-744-7592 between the hours of Sun.-Thurs., 8 p.m. to midnight, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

az1010 November 30, 2012 at 04:00 PM
What cross street of Washington did this happen on?
Amy Sara Clark November 30, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Hi az1010, It was at Lincoln Place. Best, Amy
joyce January 09, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Do people consider screaming when they are being robbed? To alert others nearby as the case on Bergen at 945pm? How can anyone help when they do not know? Is screaming a bad idea, chance of getting hurt. Stuff is not that valuable. Do police have useful tips?


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