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Williamsburg Man Has Apartment Looted After Bringing Home Trio From Bar

By Serena Dai | October 21, 2014 9:54am
 A man brought home two men and one woman after drinking at LP 'N Harmony, a bar at 683 Grand St.
A man brought home two men and one woman after drinking at LP 'N Harmony, a bar at 683 Grand St.
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EAST WILLIAMSBURG — A Williamsburg man who brought home two men and a woman from a bar awoke over the weekend to find thousands of dollars of property gone — and hundreds more charged to his debit card, including $200 at a fast-food joint, police said.

The man, 31, said he met the three strangers at LP 'n Harmony, a bar at 683 Grand St., about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, police said. 

The man told police he decided to go home with the two men, both about 25, and the woman, who was about 20 years old, according to police. He was "highly intoxicated" at the time, police added.

The victim told the bar's co-owner, John Clemente, that he had been drugged, Clemente said. The co-owner noted that he and his staff saw a group matching the description of the suspects at the bar and that they ordered two rounds of drinks but only paid for one before leaving. He added that he did not see the victim at the bar.

Upon returning to his home on Graham Avenue near Ainslie Street, the victim realized he didn't have his apartment keys and broke down his own door, police said. He then "passed out" once inside, police said.

The man woke up around 5:30 a.m. to find a 2011 MacBook Pro, a 2014 MacBook Pro, their chargers and an iPhone 4S gone, totaling $5,300 worth of property, according to police.

His debit card also had four withdrawals at a local ATM, adding up to more than $800, and two charges at the 726 Grand St. McDonald's, adding up to more than $200.

Police described one of the male suspects as standing 5-foot-11 and weighing 170 pounds, police said. The second man was described as standing 5-foot-8 and weighing 160 pounds, police said. The woman was described as having short brown hair.

No one has been arrested in the incident.

Other notable crimes in the 90th precinct include:

► A man was punched on the street and then robbed by another person claiming to be concerned about the attack, police said.

The victim, 21, was leaving his friend's house near Montrose and Bushwick avenues on Sunday about 5 a.m. when a man punched him in the face, police said.

It was unclear why the suspect, described as about 23 years old and standing 5-foot-11, attacked the victim, police said.

A second man, described as about 30 years old and using a cane, intervened "as a concerned bystander" and offered to walk the victim home, police said.

But as they walked west, the suspect lifted his shirt and revealed a firearm and bulletproof vest, police said. He then demanded $40 for walking the victim home, police said.

When the victim said he did not have money, the man walked him into a local deli to use an ATM to take out $40, police said. The man then left on foot.

The suspect was described as standing 5-foot-7 and wearing blue jeans, a red military cap or beret, and a red sweater or vest at the time, police said. He also used a brown cane and had a limp, police added.

► A 16-year-old girl was choked and robbed while walking toward her school on Saturday morning, police said.

Tyress Blackman, 19, and Naji Sanders, 19, were charged with robbery, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal obstruction of breathing in the attack, which happened at Walton Street and Marcy Avenue, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's office.

The girl was walking toward her school around 7:15 a.m. when Sanders grabbed her neck, causing her to lose her breath, and demanded, "Give me everything in your pockets," police and the DA's office said.

The girl then handed over her wallet and phone, the DA's office said. Sanders told the girl to hide behind a car and threatened to shoot her if she moved, police said.

Blackman was being held on $1,000 bail, while Sanders was being held on $1,500 bail. Their next court dates are scheduled Oct. 23.

Their attorneys could not immediately be reached.

► A 16-year-old boy was fooled into giving away his gold necklace after a man told the teen it was required as "collateral" for holding a bag full of money, police said.

The man, about 50, approached the teen around 4:20 p.m. Friday saying he needed someone to hold his bag full of $3,500 while he went into Manhattan.

The man said he would pay the teen $100 for the job but needed the teen's $200 gold chain as collateral, police said. The teen agreed, but the man never returned, police said.

The bag only contained paper, police said.

No one has been arrested in the incident.