Clearly, the thief thinks pretty highly of himself.
Dressed in all black, with a large shopping bag on one arm, he pushed his way passed the store clerk at an Atlantic Terminal Mall lingerie store on Feb. 25 at 3:20 pm, announcing, “Get the f— out of my way. You can’t do anything,” police said.
But the security camera was rolling the entire time, and the video captured the 6-foot-1, 215-pound black man as he collected 30 bottles of “Very Sexy for Him,” a house-brand cologne, and 200 pairs of underwear. The entire haul was worth nearly $2,000.
It wasn’t about the Benjamins. More likely, the Lincolns.
Trouble started at a Classon Avenue deli when one patron insisted he was short changed after purchasing a beer on Feb. 28, police said.
A man stumbled into the store, near Putnam Avenue, just before 4 pm.
He bought a malt beverage and left, but returned moments later, insisting, “You didn’t give me my change.”
When the 22-year-old clerk stood his ground, the thirsty man began pulling candy from the shelves.
He then withdrew a red box-cutter and slashed the clerk on the right hand. When a 19-year-old employee tried to intervene, the knifeman stabbed his right leg.
Both workers refused medical attention.
She was almost home safe.
Instead, a robber met his victim at the door of her Carlton Avenue home and threatened to shoot her if she didn’t turn over her purse on Feb. 28.
“Give it to me and you won’t get shot,” the thief insisted, around 2 am.
The brute punched the 28-year-old woman and threw her to the ground, then grabbed her bag and ran down Dekalb Avenue.
The bag held a brown designer wallet, valued at $200, her paycheck, several credit cards, her driver’s license and a checkbook.
She described the thief as a white Hispanic man, 5-foot-9 and 140 pounds, dressed in a dark ski jacket.
Thieves swiped everything — including the kitchen sink — from a North Elliot Place construction site between Feb. 23 and Feb. 26, police said.
The 60-year-old owner said the job site was locked tight at 10:30 am on Feb. 23. But when he returned three days later, he discovered the damage at the building, which is off Flushing Avenue.
The thieves had broken through the lock on the back door and damaged an inside door to steal a pair of screw guns, a power saw, three toilets, three sinks, a dozen 25-gallon buckets of paint, a jack hammer, two grinders and five tubs of roofing glue.
All told, the goods were valued at over $4,500.
Some projects are just cursed.
It’s not yet clear if that’s the case with a job site on Ashland Place near Fulton Street. But sometime between 1:50 pm and 2:10 pm on Feb. 26, someone swiped two Dell laptops and several computer cables from an office at the project, police said.
A 41-year-old employee saw four men running from the office and discovered a chain on the door had been cut.
Burglars grabbed a digital camera from a Lafayette Avenue parking garage office last week, police said.
Sometime between 4 pm on Feb. 23 and 9:30 am on Feb. 27, the thieves pried open a side door at the trailer inside the lot, at Ashland Place, and swiped the Canon Sure Shot.