Cops: Duo uses magnet to break into store

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70th Precinct


Cop magnet

A man and a woman were arrested for allegedly looting a Flatbush Avenue pharmacy on Sept. 22, in which they used a powerful magnet to break into the store, cops said.

A loss-prevention agent told police he was working outside the closed store between Beverly and Courtelyou roads at 6:20 pm when he spotted the suspects working together to fleece his employers. The woman allegedly held up a chain-link fence surrounding the pharmacy, allowing her male accomplice to crawl under a gap, before making his way inside the store and looting merchandise, police reported.

When police arrested the suspects, they found one of them in possession of a powerful magnet that is frequently used to “force entry” into a building, according to court documents.

Nice guy

Police arrested a man who they say beat and choked a woman inside an Albemarle Road apartment on Sept. 20.

The victim told police that she was inside the abode between E. 17th and E. 18th streets at 7:20 pm when the suspect pushed her to the floor and began choking her. The man then beat her in the face and body with an object, which the victim could not identify, cops reported.

Talk about the blues

A man was arrested for allegedly breaking another man’s karaoke machine inside a Flatbush Avenue restaurant on Sept. 20.

A witness told police that he was between Cortelyou and Beverly roads at 2:10 am when he was busy singing a song on the eatery’s karaoke machine. The suspect apparently wasn’t a fan of the man’s singing, however, and busted the device’s screen and threw it onto floor, according to police.

— Colin Mixson

Posted 12:00 am, September 25, 2013
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