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Stealthy thieves got nearly $1,000 in gadgets from a Sixth Street apartment overnight on June 16 — and moved so quietly that they didn’t even wake one resident who was sleeping next to the items!

The owner of the unit, which is at Third Avenue, bashfully told police that the family had accidentally left the front door unlocked and that he was, in fact, sleeping on the couch when the crime occurred.

Other members of the clan woke up at 8:50 am to discover what had happened. Safe to say they were not pleased.

Industrious thug

An unknown thief went on a rampage, stealing credit cards from several employees of Brooklyn Industries on Fifth Avenue on June 17. One employee told police that she had left the bag in the break room of the store, which is at Union Street, at 11 am, and noticed four hours later that her credit cards were gone.

She told the story to a co-worker, who discovered that her credit cards had been stolen during the same time period.

Honeymoon over

A thief made off with a couple’s wedding rings worth $1,335 when he broke into their Fifth Avenue apartment on June 17.

The victims told police that they were out of the apartment, which is near Fifth Street, from 7 am to 9:20 pm.


A thief stole $60 out of an unattended bag at the Starbucks on Seventh Avenue while its owner used the bathroom on June 16.

The victim told police that she entered the bathroom of the chain coffee pusher, which is between First Street and Garfield Place, at 1:15 pm. After finishing her business five minutes later, she left the ladies room and found her wallet missing.

Auto thefts

It must be Park Slope because at least six cars were stolen or broken into last week. Here you go:

• Thieves stole a Chrysler parked on Baltic Street on June 14. The victim told police that he had parked the car between Third and Fourth avenues at 12:30 am. His sister noticed that the car was gone 12 hours later.

• Another car was stolen at around the same time on 14th Street. This wheel-less victim told police that he had parked the car between Third and Fourth avenues at 7 pm on June 14, and woke up the next morning to find that it had been stolen.

• A van was broken into on June 16 while parked on Garfield Place for just 15 minutes. The victim told police that he had left the van between Eighth and Ninth avenues at 3:20 pm and returned to discover that thieves had broken into the trunk and stolen $850 in power tools.

Another old Honda Civic was stolen overnight on June 17. The victim told police she parked the car on Sixth Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 8:30 pm and returned 12 hours later to find that her car had been stolen.

• A tricky thief broke into a car while the owner was shopping at Lowe’s on Second Avenue on June 18. The thief broke into the vehicle between 1 pm and 1:45 in the store’s parking lot, which at 10th Street, and got a $350 purse containing several credit cards.

• Finally, on June 19, a Mazda was stolen while parked on Garfield Place. The victim told police that he had parked the car between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 7:45 am that morning and returned at 5:45 pm to find it missing.

Posted 12:04 am, June 24, 2009
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Smartman from Park Slope says:
Whoever left their bag unattended is a moron. THIS IS NYC, GET A CLUE!
June 24, 2009, 12:15 pm

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