A crook who stole from a parked Coca Cola delivery truck on Fourth Avenue on Aug. 29 didn’t quench his thirst with one crime, so he attempted to break into another parked car, but police eventually arrested the insatiable menace.
The delivery truck driver, whose vehicle was parked near 13th Street at 9 am, quietly skulked behind the suspect accused of stealing his backpack at 9 am and observed him breaking into a parked Honda.
The hooligan abandoned his crime spree and the victim’s bag when he noticed that he was being watched. He fled around the corner, only to be arrested by police on 14th Street.
A burglar pilfered thousands of dollars of recording equipment from a storage room in the headquarters of the legendary Miracle Maids on Eighth Street overnight on Aug. 25.
Only the man who reported the crime had the key to locked room between Second and Third avenues. The intruder stole a video camera, batteries, audio recorder, microphone, a tripod and other AV gear, according to the man who discovered the theft.
He said the crime occurred between 3:30 pm on Aug. 25 and 11 am the next morning.
A delivery truck driver forgot to lock his vehicle on Fifth Avenue, enabling a villain to steal a thick wad of cash on Aug. 28.
The driver, 34, told cops that more than $2,900 was taken from the automobile parked between Baltic and Warren streets.
At least four cars were stolen from Park Slope last week, including two Honda Civics from the same block!
• A Chrysler New Yorker was stolen from Eighth Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues between 7 pm on Aug. 28 and 5:40 the next afternoon.
• The Civics, popular vehicles for thieves because they’re easy to unload at chop shops, were parked on 15th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. One woman, 60, left the car there at 11 am on Aug. 25, but when her daughter looked for it on the 26th at 11 am, it was gone. Meanwhile, a witness saw a man break into the Japanese import around 11 pm on Aug. 25 and drive away in the versatile vehicle.
• A driver left the keys in the ignition of his Toyota Sierra when he paid the attendant for gasoline on Union Street on Aug. 27. While paying for the refill, a thief hopped into the car at 2:30 am and fled the gas station between Fourth and Fifth avenues.
— Mike McLaughlin