Sneaks swipe woman’s wallet at department store

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63rd Precinct

Marine Park—Mill Basin—Flatlands—Bergen Beach

In a flash

Two bandits stole a wallet from a shopper at a Ralph Avenue department store on Aug. 5.

The woman told police that she was in the retail place near Flatlands Avenue around 2 pm when she got to the register and noticed her bag was open and her money pocket missing, according to police.

Cops said that store footage identified two women approaching the victim from the front and behind, and leaving soon after, according to the report. Police also said that one her debit cards was used at another nearby department store with transactions totaling more than $1,800.

Incognito bandit

A nogoodnik broke into a car parked on E. 66th Street on Aug. 2.

The car owner told police that he parked his car near Whitman Drive around 4:02 am and the next morning found that his designer money pocket containing $310 was missing, according to the report. Cops say that video surveillance showed the thief in action, but footage could not positively identify a suspect.

Close call

Some brigand smashed the window of a car parked on Hendrickson Street on Aug. 3.

The vehicle’s owner told police that she parked her car near Fillmore Avenue around 9:25 am and returned an hour later to find it broken into, according to police. Police said the front passenger-side window was shattered and her bag containing her credit and debit cards were taken, which the crook tried to use later, but was unsuccessful.

Peeking thief

A marauder stole several items from a car parked on E. 48th Street on Aug. 5.

The owner told cops that she left her unlocked vehicle near Avenue I around 10:30 pm. The next day she found two of her purses containing a debit card and identification card missing, according to police.

Poser haul

A fraudster posing as a city worker stole more than $7,000 from an Avenue N shopkeeper on Aug. 1.

The owner of the store near E. 63rd Street told police that he received a call to his business around noon, when someone posing as an employee of the city’s electric provider demanded he pay $7,692, according to police.

Clinic theft

A sneak thief lifted a woman’s purse at a Flatbush Avenue medical office on Aug. 2.

The woman says that she was in the clinic near Avenue P around 7 pm filling out patient forms, and discovered that her bag was removed from her office, according to cops. The thief got away with her purse, which contained her designer wallet, credit cards, and an identification card.

— Alexandra Simon

Posted 12:00 am, August 9, 2017
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Reader feedback

tom says:
Without ni66ers we would have the crime rate of Iceland. 13% of the population causes 80% of the problems. We should have picked our own cotton.
Aug. 9, 2017, 10:51 am
Jess from Brooklyn says:
Tom, you're absolutely right, but unfortunately, the train left the station! And you can't go back!
Aug. 11, 2017, 11:29 pm

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