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Sticky-fingered thieves stole five phones from an Avenue U mobile phone shop on Aug. 26.
Police say an unknown number of crooks entered the store near E. 55th Street around 4:33 pm, and as they were being assisted by clerks they picked up the phones from the display case and took off, according to the report.
A sneaky crook lifted a woman’s bag in a department store on Avenue U on Aug. 27.
The bag’s owner told police that she was trying on shoes at the store near E. 55th Street around 4:50 pm when she placed it down next to her. Authorities say minutes later she discovered that it was gone. According to police, the thief was later reported to be using a debit card the victim had inside the bag in at the store and other several nearby locations.
A perpetrator broke into a car parked on E. 51st Street on Aug. 22.
The vehicle’s owner told cops she left her car between Avenue K and Flatlands Avenue around 1 am, and the next morning found it broken into. The victim said that her ride-sharing fuel card was taken, and she cancelled to prevent use, according to police.
A brigand robbed a parked vehicle in a parking lot on Ralph Avenue on Aug. 22, cops said.
The car’s owner told police that she left her car near Avenue K and had stuffed her purse and other items under the driver’s and front passenger seats around 11:30 am. When she returned to her car around 12:30 pm, she found that the debit cards, credit card, and several identification cards that were in her bag were missing. Police say there was no sign of damage to the car.
A bandit took a purse from a woman’s shopping cart in department store on Ralph Avenue on Aug. 23, police said.
The woman said that she was shopping at the location near Flatlands Avenue around 2:50 pm, and around 3:10 pm noticed her bag was missing from her cart, according to cops. Police say the bag contained her smartphone, and debit and credit cards.
A crook invaded a car near E. 55th Street and Avenue K sometime overnight on Aug. 25.
The owner of the car authorities he had parked his car around 2:33 pm and the next morning found that his driver’s side window had been broken into. Cops say the thief got away with a half dozen debit cards and his driver’s license.
— Alexandra Simon
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