From the COLlive Inbox:
I finished work late Tuesday night at the Manhattan restuarant where I work.
I rode the number 2 Subway from 86th street, and arrived at the Sterling Street station in Crown Heights at approximately 3:15 am.
I came out of the Subway station at Sterling St. and Nostrand Avenue, and I started heading down Sterling St. toward New York Ave.
When I was approaching the corner of Sterling St. and Brooklyn Ave., I heard a man running towards me.
Before I had a chance to turn around, he was standing in front of me, holding a knife. His face was concealed with a black shirt so all I could see were his eyes.
The mugger demanded all my money. After I gave him my money, he then saw my headphones and asked me to empty my pockets. He took my wallet, Blackberry phone and iPod Touch.
He then told me to run. I ran home and called the Police. They arrived at my house shortly afterwards, and we searched for him in the neighborhood. We could not find him, but the police have initiated an investigation.
I think people in Crown Heights need to be aware of the dangers that are out there late at night, and to be safe should not carry too many valuable things on them, and perhaps walk with someone whenever they can.