Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
A corrupt security guard stole a heap of computer equipment from an office in Metrotech Center on May 17.
An employee at 3 Metrotech Center, near Duffield Street and Myrtle Promenade, told police that she caught the shady night watchman on camera removing dozens of flat-screen monitors and computer towers in bags.
She said that the guard moved 22 monitors and 14 computers to another spot in the office. He returned after work in plain clothes and dragged out the loot.
Police arrested a 52-year-old suspect a month later.
A 65-year-old bald man pilfered designer dresses from a chic DUMBO clothier on Washington Street on June 17.
An employee of Zoe told police that a strange old thief entered the store near York Street at about 2 pm. Five minutes later, he ran out the door with six dresses worth more than $10,000.
A crazed woman not only burglarized the Fulton Street Duane Reade, but socked a police officer on June 17, cops said.
An employee told cops that the 44-year-old shoplifter had entered the store near Jay Street at about 10:25 pm, and swiped some items off the shelves.
He called police, but when an officer arrived, the woman allegedly punched him in the eye — and then warned him she had secreted a nail clipper and razors inside her private parts.
After arresting the suspect, police did indeed find sharp items in her underwear, cops said.
A young grifter trying to steal from the Conway discount chain on Fulton Street beat up a security guard on June 16.
The 50-year-old employee told police that the teenage thief walked out the door with a pair of shorts at 6:36 pm, causing the security alarm to go off.
When the guard stopped the girl, she whacked him several times with a metal buckle on her purse.
Police arrested a 17-year-old suspect at the store near Pearl Street.
Bill of goods
A pickpocket swiped a wallet from a 65-year-old woman at a Fulton Street retailer on June 16.
The victim told police that she was at Conway near Pearl Street at 1:57 pm when she realized that her billfold was gone. The thief also got away with the woman’s wallet and glasses.
A greedy stranger snatched the gold necklace from a woman on the F train on June 15.
The 39-year-old victim told police that she was on the train at noon as it approached the York Street stop. A minute later, a man came up from behind and yanked the $5,400 chain from her neck.
A purse-snatcher swiped a woman’s bag at the Aeropostale on Fulton Mall on June 14.
The 28-year-old victim told police that she was at the store near Hoyt Street at 1:19 pm when she dropped her bag on a display table. Within minutes, her purse was gone — along with her sunglasses, various cards, and $1,600.
2 wheels of pain
A scoundrel stole an expensive bicycle from Joralemon Street on June 15.
The male victim told police that he locked his bike between Court and Adams streets at 3:10 pm. When he returned a half hour later, his $5,000 set of wheels was gone.
A trio of thieves stole two iPhones from a Fulton Mall AT&T store on June 13.
An employee told police that the rogues entered the store near Elm Place at 6 pm. Within a few minutes, they swiped the smartphones from a display rack and ran out the door.
— Kate Briquelet
©2011 Community News Group
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