68th Precinct Police Beat: Unknown perp places lethal substance in outdoor bird feeders, cat food bowls

December 9, 2015 Jaime DeJesus
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Between Tuesday, November 24 and Thursday, December 3, the 68th Precinct received reports of one robbery, two burglaries, one grand larceny and one act of animal cruelty. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


A 15-year-old Asian teenager was assaulted and robbed while walking home on Wednesday, December 2 at approximately 4:30 p.m. The victim was near Eighth Avenue and 62nd Street when a group of unknown perps approached him, nabbed his cell phone and punched him in the back of the head.

No arrests have been made.


According to cops, a 52-year-old Hispanic woman reported that an unknown perp had put a white powdery substance into a bird feeder, cat food and water tray which was set up outside for the animals. Subsequently, the woman claims sick and dead cats and birds have been found in the area.

The investigation is ongoing.


A 27-year-old man was robbed of a backpack with electronics worth approximately $2,170 while napping on a southbound N train on Tuesday, November 24 at 1:30 a.m.

According to police, the victim placed the bag on the seat next to him and fell asleep. When he woke up at the Fort Hamilton Parkway station, the backpack, which held a Dell laptop and an iPhone, was missing.


A 40-year-old male returned home to his apartment at 68th Street and Bay Ridge Avenue to find that an unknown perp had ransacked the place and stolen approximately $1,777 worth of property sometime on Thursday, December 3 between 9 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. Cops say the perp entered the building through the living room window and stole several watches, electronics, cash and silver certificates.


On Tuesday, December 1 a 48-year-old Asian man returned to his apartment near Bay Ridge Avenue and Sixth Avenue to find that an unknown perp had broken in sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., by breaking down the front door. Approximately $975 worth of clothing was taken, according to cops.

No arrests have been made.

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