Robberies Rose in the Slope and Carroll Gardens Last Year

The NYPD reports that there was an increase last year in robberies in the 76th Precinct, which covers Carroll Gardens and Red Hook, and the 78th Precinct, which covers Park Slope, according to a story in the Post. There were 124 robberies in the 76th Precinct last year, compared to 100 in 2010, and a 32 percent increase in the 78th Precinct. The thieves are targeting “tipsy revelers, distracted shoppers and anyone with earbuds oblivious of his surroundings, police sources say.”
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  • Gotta love how the police straight up blame the victims for the crime increases.

  • how bout allow citizens to carry and change the law so you can shoot the !@#$%.

    criminals aren’t worth the resources society puts into them from housing to food.

    • May also want to look into cops pursuing the stolen goods and busting a perp or two so the others think twice.

      Believe it or not I’ve heard these ‘Electronic Devices’ have things called ‘Serial Numbers’.

    • May also want to look into cops pursuing the stolen goods and busting a perp or two so the others think twice.

      Believe it or not I’ve heard these ‘Electronic Devices’ have things called ‘Serial Numbers’.

  • Yeah, that will solve everything, shooting would-be robbers. Assuming they could even get the gun out to shoot, before it’s taken from them and used to kill the victim anyway. That way the thieves not only get money and an IPod, they also get a nice new gun.

    Or worse yet, the wannabe Bernie Goetz sends a few errant rounds into the neighborhood, hitting some poor kid watching tv in his/her brownstone living room. Yep, arming everyone is a great solution Those thugs will think twice before jumping some underweight hipster bopping to his IPod now, by gum.

  • Yeah, that will solve everything, shooting would-be robbers. Assuming they could even get the gun out to shoot, before it’s taken from them and used to kill the victim anyway. That way the thieves not only get money and an IPod, they also get a nice new gun.

    Or worse yet, the wannabe Bernie Goetz sends a few errant rounds into the neighborhood, hitting some poor kid watching tv in his/her brownstone living room. Yep, arming everyone is a great solution Those thugs will think twice before jumping some underweight hipster bopping to his IPod now, by gum.

  • The targeting of commuters emerging from the Carroll St station is nothing new. It happened to me in 1991 at 7pm on President St about half-way down the block to Hoyt, and this was way before iPhones, iPods, and any other such electronic device was ever sold. Every time there’s an incident (mugging, purse-snatching and the like), the NYPD posts a couple of rookies at the corner of Smith/President for a couple of weeks or so, and then they’re gone after that. In addition, there is no longer a human presence at the President St end of the subway station itself which is another opportunity for hoodlums (most of them kids, by the way) to select their prey. There was a major bust at the corner of President/Smith on New Year’s Eve afternoon (3pm) when a bunch of kids tried to rob the Rite Aid on the corner. I had just entered the store as they were running out the adjoining exit door, but they (except for one who was nearly hit by a car but ran away) were nabbed, cuffed, and taken away by the NYPD. Someone inside must have alerted the police because no less than eight patrol cars converged on the corner in an instant and caught the gang. Hopefully, this was the same gang that had already (successfuly) robbed the Rite Aid once before and had attempted an additional hit before this last one.