Talk about an inside job

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Police arrested an employee of a Flatbush Avenue department store for scamming the chain store out of thousands of dollars from Oct. 1 through Nov. 1.

A co-worker tipped off store security that the 18-year-old suspect was up to something fishy. Surveillance footage allegedly shows the arrested teen marking down prices on products for an accomplice and also giving her cash from the till.

Her scheme netted $1,580 in money and property from the store at the corner of Atlantic Avenue, but landed her in handcuffs on Nov. 4.

Un-magnificent 7

A posse of seven outlaws beat a man at the corner of Edwards Street and Myrtle Avenue on Nov. 4.

The 23-year-old victim called police from a hospital in Queens near his home and said the muggers punched and kicked him at 10:30 pm in order to steal his cellphone and iPod.

Safe at home

Burglars struck three Ft. Greene and Clinton Hill homes last week while residents were at home, which thwarted thieves in two of the break-ins.

In the first instance on Nov. 5, the crook was stopped at an Adelphi Street threshold. A man returning to his home, between Park and Flushing avenues, scared off an intruder who was trying to bust open the apartment’s front door at 8:30 am.

The following day, a burglar triggered an alarm on Clermont Avenue while the resident was in the brownstone’s basement apartment. The homeowner bounded upstairs at 5:55 pm and discovered a stranger who said, “It’s just me, Cuz.” The thief scurried out the front door, between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues, without taking any property.

Also on Nov. 6, an invader successfully looted a Washington Avenue home while a 90-year-old woman was upstairs.

The elderly woman heard a strange noise from her living room and asked if it was her grandson causing a racket. Instead, it was a thief who shattered the glass on the front door, between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues, and stole a Panasonic projector at 6:30 pm

Misogyny doesn’t pay

Police nabbed two teens after they attacked and mugged a woman on Waverly Avenue on Nov. 6.

The 32-year-old victim and a 75-year-old stranger who witnessed the attack at 4:27 pm between Greene and Lafayette avenues told police that two 18-year-old suspects hit the woman from behind and grabbed her phone. They were arrested shortly thereafter when they were identified and found to be in possession of the lady’s mobile.

Bad lock lady

A hoodlum pilfered a South Portland Avenue apartment on Nov. 6.

The thief stole a television set, diamond earrings and an MP3 player between 10 am and 10 pm, according to the 42-year-old victim, apparently without having to break into the apartment between Myrtle and Lafayette avenues. Her landlord admitted that he was missing a set of keys to her flat.

Nose job

Three thugs beat up a man on the corner of Willoughby and Washington avenues on Nov. 7.

The 19-year-old victim said the troika boxed his nosed, cutting it, and then fled with his cellphone and earphones 11:15 pm.

— Mike McLaughlin

Posted 12:33 am, November 12, 2008
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