A Fourth Avenue woman woke up to find a burglar rooting through her stuff on June 9 — and it’s a good thing she woke up, because it led to the man’s arrest.
The woman told cops that the stranger startled her inside the bedroom of her home, near 84th Street, at 1 am. When she screamed, the man ran off, but was apprehended by officers, thanks to witness reports.
Thieves broke into a locksmith truck early on June 6, taking enough locks and doorknobs to start a hardware store.
The employee of the locksmith company told cops that he’d parked the 2003 Chevy van on Fourth Avenue near 67th Street at around 1:30 am. When he returned nine hours later, he saw a smashed rear window and discovered that 14 locks and three doorknobs were gone.
At around the same time on the same day, a 2002 Acura parked on Senator Street near Fourth Avenue was broken into. The thief got a navigation system, an MP3 player, an iPod and a wallet.
A member of a five-man gang grabbed the cellphone right out of the hand of an 18-year-old near the corner of 85th Street and Colonial Road on June 3.
The victim was not harmed in the 10:50 pm theft, police said.
Thieves snagged $200 when they stole a cashbox from a Seventh Avenue home on May 28.
The 26-year-old tenant told police that he left his home, which is near 83rd Street, at 11 am and returned exactly 24 hours later to discover that someone had crept into his apartment through a rear window.
The only thing missing was the lock box, officials said.