Two crimes went down in the same building on Remsen Street between Court and Clinton streets last week, and cops are investigating the possibility of a criminal operating solo.
In the first case, a thief snatched an office worker’s purse on March 2 while she had stepped away from her desk. The victim, who works for Premier Health Care, told cops that she’d left her purse in her office chair at around 2:30 pm. and returned 20 minutes later.
The next day, a thief snatched another officer worker’s purse while she was in a meeting. This victim told cops that she went to her confab at around 2 pm and returned 30 minutes later to find that her purse, iPod, cellphone, credit cards and $60 were gone.
A grammatically challenged bank robber stole $400 from a Sovereign Bank on Washington Street in DUMBO on March 4.
A teller told cops that the perp approached his window at the bank at Water Street at around 12:30 pm and passed a note that said, “Give me $400 or nobody gets hurt.”
Apparently ignoring the inconsistencies in the demand, the teller handed over the cash and hit the alarm. The perp then demanded the note back and took off.
A thief was caught trying to remove cash from the register of the Victory Café on State Street on March 5.
Officer Sean Fielder said that he noticed a smashed window between Hoyt and Bond streets at around 10:30 pm, and investigated further to find a perp inside the café. That’s when he slapped the cuffs on the suspect, who had sliced his hand on the window he had busted.
A cunning thief swiped a man’s wallet from the counter at a Livingston Street Papa John’s on March 1.
The victim told cops that he was buying pizza at the eatery between Hanover Place and Bond Street at around 8 pm when the thief made his move.
The bandit struck paydirt: the wallet contained a whopping $325.
Two ladies left the Smith Street nightclub Perks together — but their friendship was short lived, as one robbed the other and stole her car keys on March 7.
The victim told cops that she and her friend left the club in a car at around 4:10 am. The pair got in an argument, and when they arrived at Third and Atlantic avenues, the driver snatched $600, a phone, car keys, and an ID from the victim. The rowdy driver then booted her passenger out of the car.
Unfortunately for the perp, she was quickly busted by Officer Hasnain Saief.
A thief snatched a 13-year-old’s cellphone in the Atlantic-Pacific subway station on March 3.
The frightened youngster told cops that he was exiting from the Manhattan-bound platform at Pacific Street at around 7 pm when a shady character followed him up the stairs to the mezzanine. There, the thief made his move and fled out of the station.
A thug jacked a Chevrolet from the corner of Henry and Pierrepont streets.
The owner said that he last saw his beloved car at around 11 am on Feb. 25. When he returned five days later at around 2 pm, the car was gone.
A gym rat stole a wallet from a locker at the New York Sports Club on Court Street on March 1.
The victim told cops that he had worked up sweat at the gym between Remsen and Montague streets and returned to his locker at around 3:45 pm, only to find his padlock removed and his wallet, containing $20 and an assortment of credit cards, missing.
Two thugs robbed a man at Willoughby and Pearl streets on March 1.
The victim told cops that he near the corner at 10 am when the pair approached from behind. One of the brigands grabbed him around the neck while the other rifled his pockets, taking two cellphones and $200.
A thief broke into a car on Duffield Street and made off with a veritable treasure trove of goodies on March 4.
The victim told cops that he had parked his car at around 8:30 pm between Willoughby and Fulton streets. When he returned two hours later, he found that a thief had taken two iPods, an iPhone, an assortment of school books, a Blackberry, five credit cards, a fancy handbag and a Gucci wallet.