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Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
A thief stole 2,000 phone cards from a car on Atlantic Avenue on Dec. 1 — while the vehicle’s owner was changing a flat tire!
The owner told police that he was fixing the punctured rubber between Third and Fourth avenues at 1 pm, but didn’t realize that the phone cards had been taken until 20 minutes later.
A thief stole electronics from a Schermerhorn Street home on Nov. 29.
The occupant said he left the apartment, which is between Hoyt and Bond streets, at 4 pm. When he returned at 5:20 pm, the front door was unlocked and a television and two MP3 players were missing.
A crook stole a man’s cellphone on Henry Street on Nov. 27 — while its owner was texting and walking!
The victim said he was sending an SMS message near Orange Street at 10:20 pm when the thief grabbed his phone and fled.
Two thieves stole a woman’s cellphone at the Lawrence Street subway station — but the device was recovered after police arrested a pair of men.
The victim was on the R train platform at the station near Willoughby Street at 10:25 pm when the crooks grabbed her phone.
But the victim got the phone back moments later after police stopped two men who they said had stolen the device.
Two card sharks stole $500 from a man on Flatbush Avenue Extension on Nov. 12.
The victim said he was watching a card game — most likely Three-Card Monte — at DeKalb Avenue at 2 pm when the men running the contest asked if he had money to play.
When he pulled out the cash, they grabbed it ran off.
A thief gershed a bike from the DeKalb Market on Dec. 3.
The biker said she locked the two-wheeler on the Flatbush Avenue Extension side of the bustling souk at 11:30 am. When she returned at 2 pm, the bike was missing.
A thief stole $8,900 from a Remsen Street apartment overnight on Nov. 22.
The victim said she left her home between Clinton and Henry streets at 9 pm. When she returned the next day at 1:30 pm, the cash was missing.
A woman stole another woman’s wallet after the two fought inside a Court Street movie theater on Nov. 28.
The victim said she started arguing with the other woman inside of a bathroom at the cinema at State Street at 4:20 pm. The altercation spilled out into the hallway, where the thief grabbed her wallet and fled.
A thief stole a car from Pierrepont Street on Nov 30.
The owner said he parked between Monroe Place and Clinton Street at 5:30 pm, but the car was gone when he returned at midnight.
Gun-toting thugs stole a man’s cellphone on Cadman Plaza West on Dec. 2.
The victim said that he was near Water Street at 3 pm when the men approached, displayed a gun and one said, “Yo, give it up!”
The man tried to flee, but the crooks stole his cellphone before he could escape.
— Daniel Bush
©2011 Community Newspaper Group
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