Woman Wakes in Apartment After Being Choked on Brooklyn Street, Police Say
GOWANUS — A woman woke up in an apartment after being choked unconscious on a Gowanus street, police said.
The victim, 27, was walking on Hoyt Street between Butler and Douglass streets about 1:50 a.m. when a man approached her and began to throttle her neck until she passed out, police said.
She woke up on the seventh floor of Hoyt Street building and found scratches and bruises on her neck, police said. It is unclear if she was familiar with the apartment.
The attacker was described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and 180 pounds, according to police. He was last seen wearing a black coat and grey bandana.
Other notable crimes in this month’s blotter at the 76th Precinct included the following from police sources:
► A construction site on Douglass Street in Carroll Gardens was broken into between Nov. 11 and Nov. 12, causing damage to a water pipe. Flooding from the pipe caused more than $25,000 in damage to the building’s floors and ceilings as well as destroying $1,650 in construction tools. No property was stolen from the site.
► Residents of a Baltic Street apartment returned from work on Nov. 6 to find their home robbed of $4,170 worth of property, including an iPad, two laptops and Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs merchandise.