BROOKLYN (PIX11) — A string of violent home invasions in Brooklyn Monday night had the NYPD on the hunt for just one man.
According to police, as of early Tuesday a man was in custody and investigators believe he is responsible for 3 different incidents in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
The first attack occurred at 85 Berry Street in Williamsburg around 8pm Monday. Police said the suspect was able to enter to the woman’s apartment and started to beat her up.
According to the NYPD there was an attempted sexual assault. When the man left he took the victims laptop and phone. The woman was taken to Woodhull hospital.
The woman’s neighbor, who only went by Peter, said he saw the man on the block before.
“This guy was sitting across the street last week and he was casing out the entire side over here. I looked at him. I stared at him. And he got up and walked away,” Peter said. “And then yesterday when I saw him go up the stairs, I said this doesn’t look right… And then I came back out about 15 minutes later and all of a sudden I see an ambulance here.”
Police said it continued in Greenpoint. At about 10pm there was another home invasion at 194 Engert Avenue. The NYPD said a man and woman were inside. They suffered minor injuries fighting their attacker off. Cops said the man stole a cell phone.
Then about 20 minutes later at 262 Nassau Avenue another home invasion. PIX11 spoke to a resident of the building and she believed the door to the building was ajar and that’s how the man got in.
She said the man forced his way into her neighbor’s apartment and threw the woman on the bed. But the woman’s screaming and fighting scared him off. PIX11’s source said she called 9-1-1 because she heard the screaming. According to the NYPD, the man stole the woman’s laptop.
As of Tuesday early morning, the NYPD had not released a description of the suspect. He had not been arrested or charged.