A thief broke into an East 7th Street shul in Flatbush, Brooklyn, on Aug. 23, taking $9,000, an assortment of gold and silver coins and a briefcase to put it all in. A 70-year-old who lives above the shul, which is between Kings Highway and Avenue R, right near the Mirrer Yeshiva (pictured), told police about the robbery, which happened around 2:10 am.The senior told cops he woke when he heard someone force a side window.
The quick-moving thief got inside, raided a first-floor office and exited before the senior realized the place had been broken into, cops were told.
In a separate incident nearb , an unhinged assailant stabbed a man on Aug. 21 during a spat on Quentin Road and Coney Island Avenue.
The 20-year-old victim said he was nearing the corner when the unidentified suspect attacked for no apparent reason, leaving him with a single stab wound to the abdomen.
He was listed in stable condition after treatment at Maimonides Medical Center.
In a third incident, members of the Flatbush Shomrim Patrol helped catch a two-man pit crew on Aug. 19 when it saw the two trying to free a car of its wheels at the corner of Avenue S and E. 22nd Street.
The patrol was rolling past the corner at 2:30 am when it spotted the thieves removing the lug nuts from the car’s tires.
The patrol called 911, and cops were able to catch one of the suspects on the corner. The second man was arrested a short time later.
In yet another incidient, over $23,000 in cash and $20,000 in jewelry were ripped out of an E. 18th Street home on Aug. 25 during a daytime raid.
The 66-year-old victim told police that he returned to his apartment, which is between Avenues T and U, at 6 pm to find the top lock to his front door broken. The bottom lock was unlocked, he discovered.
He went inside and found his bedroom tossed about.
Thieves broke into a construction site on E. 12th Street on Aug. 22, taking an assortment of tools, some copper piping and a water meter.
Workers showed up for work at the site, which is between Avenues T and U, at 7:30 am the next morning to discover that the chain to the security fence had been clipped.
The bolt cutters used in the heist had been left next to the fence, cops were told.
A thief made off with a woman’s purse following a furious Aug. 27 exchange at the corner of Avenue T and E. 12th Street.
The 25-year-old victim was nearing the corner at 4 pm when the suspect attacked, ripping her pocketbook from her arm as he ran by.