Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, News, Police Blotter

Cops Seek Greedy Bank Robbers in Downtown Brooklyn Heist

December 27, 2012

Police are looking for a man who, they say, robbed the Investors Bank at 81 Court St. around 6:00 Wednesday evening.

The suspect allegedly demanded money from two tellers who complied right away, but their “contributions” apparently weren’t enough to appease him. He demanded that they enter the vault and retrieve more cash. $20,000 later, the perp was on his way.

The robber is described as a black male, 25-to-35 years old, 5’6″ to 5’8″ in height, light complexion, thin build, and wearing a blue Yankees hat and a black leather jacket. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577.

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Police Seek Brooklyn Heights RadioShack Robbers

November 24, 2012

Police have released a photo of a “person of interest” they say may have information pertaining to a trio who robbed the RadioShack on Montague St. on the afternoon of October 28, as well as two others in Brooklyn and Queens.

In each incident, three males allegedly entered the establishments while wearing ski masks, brandished weapons, and corralled the employees to the back of the stores while they made off with cash and electronics. In the third such incident, at a RadioShack on Liberty Ave., the man shown here was observed talking to a store employee before the robbery occurred. As a “person of interest,” he is not necessarily considered a suspect, but is sought for questioning.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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October 30, 2012

FDNY is arriving on scene at 360 Furman St., reporting what sounds to be an electrical fire in the basement. More info to follow.

UPDATE: FD monitoring an “electrical condition” as well as an oil leak in the boiler room, caused by “rising water.”  More to follow.

UPDATE, 11:58 P.M.: The chief has requested an engine company equipped with a dry chemical agent known as Purple-K, used when water is not appropriate to control a fire (as it would not be in this case.)

FINAL, 12:07 A.M.: FD is holding with five units and placing the situation under-control. No evacuations were necessary. Busy night all around Brooklyn, with a 2nd alarm in Red Hook occupying many of our resources. Engine 205 has been sent to southern Brooklyn to assist with the operations out there.

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Brazen Burglar Hits Two “75s”

October 11, 2012

Police are looking for this man who is wanted for burglarizing an astonishing seven apartments in the Heights early Friday morning.

The first five incidents occurred at 75 Henry St. between 4:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on October 5, where the suspect allegedly gained entry to five apartments, each time being caught in the act by occupants.

Deciding to try his luck elsewhere, he moved south to 75 Livingston St., where surveillance footage shows him entering the lobby past a guard and boarding the elevator.  He attempted to hit two apartments in this building between 6:25 A.M. and 6:35 A.M., but was again thwarted.

No property was taken in any of the incidents.


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RIP Marilyn J. Beck, Local Actress

July 2, 2012

Marilyn appears in 2008 film "Rag Doll."

Marilyn J. Beck, a longtime Remsen St. resident and active member of the Heights Players, died at Long Island College Hospital Saturday night. She was 80. Marilyn hailed from Indiana, where she attended St. Mary’s College and Ball State University. She worked for many years as a New York City public school teacher, retiring in 1989, but devoted much of her time to studying acting at HB Studio, in addition to pursuing African dance and ballet. A member of the Screen Actors Guild, her credits included “Going in Style” (1979), “A Beautiful Mind” (2001), and a 2003 episode of “Chappelle’s Show,” in which she played the wife of Chappelle’s blind, white supremacist character Clayton Bigsby.

Marilyn kicks up her heels in "Waiting in the Wings" at the Heights Players. Photo by M. Hermann

Marilyn appears opposite Dave Chappelle in 2003.

As a literacy advocate, she organized a program of dramatized short story readings that toured local libraries and nursing homes in the early 1990s, and volunteered with the SAG BookPALS program. Local audiences may remember her collaboration with legendary jazz violinist Noel Pointer on the production “Loving Henry,” a musical based on the Henry Ward Beecher adultery scandal of the 1870s. Marilyn was a fixture at the Heights Players, appearing in countless roles over the years. Dedicated to her craft, in 2005 she collapsed backstage during a production of “The Women,” but insisted on finishing the show before being brought to the hospital. Despite failing health, she appeared on stage as recently as last month in a tribute to Heights Players founding member John Bourne.

Scene from independent film "El Delivery" in 2004.

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A View To Remember

May 28, 2012

Photo by M. Hermann/BHB

It’s one flight that even the anti-helicopter caucus could support. A handful of servicemen from Charlie Company, 1st Bn.-9th Marines got this look at Brooklyn Heights today as their MV-22 Osprey, piloted by VMM-264 (“The Black Knights”), set off for a demonstration at Clove Lakes Park on Staten Island. The unit has returned from a recent deployment overseas, and is participating in Fleet Week events. (Click through to view the full-size image.)

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