Bank heist

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A bandit stole nearly $5,000 from a bank at the corner of Manhattan and Greenpoint avenues on March 7.

Police say that the 6-foot-2 thief, clad in black from his baseball cap to his sneakers, approached a teller window at about 11:45 am.

Gone running

A thief stole a purse from inside a car that had been parked on the edge of McCarren Park on March 3.

The 25-year-old driver, who went to the park for a jog, had borrowed the car from a friend at around noon — and foolishly left her purse on the front seat.

When she returned a half-hour later, the passenger-side window of the car, parked at the northeast corner of Union and Driggs avenues, was broken and the purse was gone.


A sticky-fingered thief snatched a wallet from the bag of a young worker while she was stocking the refrigerator at her Wythe Avenue office on March 7.

The 27-year-old said she noticed her wallet missing at 10:30 am, after withdrawing cash from it to pay the cabby who took her to her workplace, which is between North Third and North Fourth streets.

Money moved

Cupholders are for coffee cups, not cash — a lesson one furniture deliveryman learned all too well on March 8 when someone broke into his truck and stole $4,018 from his middle cup holder.

The Jersey-based victim, 28, pulled over to make a delivery to an address on Manhattan Avenue, between Nassau and Driggs avenues, at 2:20 pm. He locked the doors of his van behind him.

When he returned nine minutes later, the right passenger door had been opened, and the money was missing.


Cops collared a 31-year-old thug for hitting someone with a lock during an argument on March 4.

The 7:20 pm incident inside a building on Skillman Avenue, between Debevoise and Kingsland avenues, resulted in lacerations to the victim’s left hand and wrist.

Updated 4:01 pm, November 10, 2010
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