GREENPOINT — A man followed a woman into her building in Greenpoint last week, putting his hands over her mouth and around her waist in an attempted robbery, police said.
Two men followed the woman, 20, into the vestibule of her building on Morgan Avenue near Driggs Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 8 around 1:30 a.m., police said.
One man told her not to scream as he put his hand over her mouth and around her waist. The second man "observed but did not touch," according to police. One of the men about 20-years-old, police said.
She screamed, and then the men left, police said. She believed they intended to rob her, but nothing was taken.
Other notable crimes in the 94th Precinct, according to police, include:
► Four motorcycles were taken from North Brooklyn streets last week, including one worth $13,000, police said.
On Monday, a 30-year-old woman's 2013 Honda motorcycle was taken from Havemeyer Street and North 7th Street between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m., police said.
A 1980 Honda XL 250, owned by a 32-year-old man, was taken from Leonard Street near Meserole Avenue on Tuesday morning between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., police said.
On Wednesday, between midnight and 6:15 a.m., a 28-year-old man's 1985 Honda XR350 was taken from Eckford Street, near Engert Avenue. The ULock was broken and removed from the rear tire, police said.
And then a man, 24, had his 2014 Triumph Daytona motorcycle stolen after parking it on North Fifth Street near Bedford Avenue. He left it at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 and returned to the spot at 2 a.m. the next day to find it gone.
It was worth $13,000, police said.
► Nearly 30 items were stolen from American Apparel last Wednesday, police said.
Five women went into the store at 104 North Sixth St. between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 and split up. They left in a blue Ford SUV with 28 items worth a total of $1,100 items, police said.
American Apparel did not return request for comment.
► A street vendor on Bedford Avenue had a pair of $2,500 Jimmy Choo shoes swiped while she was away, police said.
The woman, 59, left her post near North Seventh Street at 11 a.m. to go shower, police said. Two other workers remained at the merchandise table.
When she returned around 2 p.m., the "special edition" shoes were gone, police said.
► A man who handed a stranger on the street his wallet and phone early Sunday morning had his iPhone and $4 stolen, police said.
The man, 40, was walking home near Bedford Avenue and North 12th Street at 5:10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. He was approached by three people.
They asked to see the man's wallet, and the man handed it to one of them, police said. The suspect then handed the wallet back to the man, police said.
The suspect then asked to see the man's cellphone. The man handed over his cellphone.
The person "took the cellphone and fled into an unknown direction," police said. No injuries were reported, and $4 were also missing from the wallet.