Crime is up in Prospect Heights, and in Brooklyn as a whole.

There has been a 41% increase in crime reported to Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct, and a 90% increase reported to the 78th Precinct during the week Feb. 28 to March 6, compared to the same period last year.

Across the two precincts, there have been 43 incidents reported, including seven robberies and 10 felony assaults. During the same period last year, there were also 27 incidents reported across the two precincts, including one rape and six robberies.

There have been two murders and five rapes reported this year in the neighborhood.

Looking at the 28-day cycle, there has been a 55.9% increase in incident reports at the 77th Precinct and a 80.4% increase at the 78th Precinct this year on last.

The most common incident reported over the week-long period was grand larceny, with 21 reports. That is 12 more reports of grand larceny than the same period last year.

On March 10, the 77th Precinct tweeted the photo of a man who is wanted for assaulting a USPS letter carrier at a BP gas station on Atlantic Ave. The officers are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man.

On March 1, the 78th Precinct tweeted the photo of a man wanted for a robbery near the Atlantic Center Mall. The officers are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man and offering a $2,500 reward.

Across Brooklyn:

Across the borough, there have been 593 incidents reported between Feb. 28 to March 6, according to NYPD’s CompStat, compared to 475 during the same period last year. The reported incidents include seven rapes in Brooklyn North and five rapes in Brooklyn South. There were 70 reported robberies and 133 felony assaults.

In the headlines:

An 83-year-old previously convicted in two other killings has been arrested in connection with the grisly discovery of a woman’s body — missing a head, arms and legs — that was found in a garbage bag in a shopping cart on a busy street outside a Brooklyn store last week, according to police and prison records. Harvey Marcelin, who has spent more than 50 years in prison for the two prior convictions in deaths of other women, is charged with concealing a human corpse regarding the torso that law enforcement sources said belonged to a 68-year-old woman living in an LGBTQ shelter in the Clinton Hill area at the time of her death.

A Brooklyn man has been charged with robbery and firearms crimes for allegedly robbing the owner and multiple customers of a Queens check-cashing business, stealing more than $1 million, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. 37-year-old Robert “Chicho” Rodriguez appeared in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday charged in connection with the July 2020 and September 2021 robberies. Rodriguez’s co-defendant, Raymundo Heyaime Sanchez, was previously arrested and indicted for his role in one of the four robberies, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Breon Peace said.

A Brooklyn man was shot to death while unloading his car Thursday night, two blocks away from where another man died in a hail of 30 bullets last month. Gary Delima, 31, was shot in the chest several times in a drive-by shooting outside an apartment building on Willmohr St. near E. 95th St., on the East Flatbush-Brownsville border at about 7:15 p.m. The victim, known to his neighbors as “Snap,” was unloading his gray Honda sedan when the shooter rolled up and opened fire.

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