A woman visiting the city’s Human Resources Department office on Flatbush Avenue Extension had her bag stolen from inside the lobby of the building on June 5 — even though she had asked the security guard to keep an eye on it while she went out for a smoke at around 9:45 am.
The 49-year-old smoker returned only a few minutes later, but her bag was gone, along with an iPod, Social Security card and birth certificate.
The guard said he saw nothing (nothing!).
It’s a classic Fulton Mall story: A thief snatched a pocketbook out of a woman’s shopping cart as she browsed inside the Conway’s department store on June 1.
The pocketbook was resting atop the woman’s baby stroller at around 2:30 pm inside the store, which is near Hoyt Street.
A worshiper at the Bethel Baptist Church on Bergen Street near Nevins Street, was praying for a miracle on June 2 after a thief made off with her cash — money she thought would be safe inside the church lobby.
The 64-year-old woman told police that she placed her handbag on a table in the lobby at 4:55 pm as she talked to another worshiper. Ten minutes later, the bag — and the $3,500 inside — was gone.
Thieves swiped a woman’s handbag as she looked at a subway map on the Q-train platform at DeKalb Avenue station early on May 31.
Cops say that two men ripped her bag off her shoulder and ran off before she could respond in the at 3 am. The bandits got a phone, keys, $6 and some credit cards.
Three days later, another straphanger was mugged — this time of an iPod — while she was riding under Downtown on a Smith-Ninth Street-bound G train.
The 15-year-old victim said she was sitting on the train as it entered the Bergen Street station at 3:50 pm when the thief reached over and snagged the digital music device.