Skateboarder ripped!

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78th Precinct

Park Slope


A thief swiped a 24-year-old skateboarder’s purse that she had stashed behind an air conditioner while she did some sick tricks in Washington Park, formerly J.J. Byrne Park, on May 5.

The ripped-off ripper told cops that she had hidden her bag inside the park on Fifth Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues at around 11 pm. When she returned to grab her gear an hour later, it was gone.

She lost an assortment of credit cards and IDs, her cell phone, an iPod and $200.

Broke & entered

A burglar stole a laptop from a Sixth Avenue apartment on May 5.

The tenant told cops she had left her place between St. Marks and Flatbush avenues at around 8:10 am.

When she returned home about 12 hours later, her $3,000 Macbook was gone.


A thief stole a van from quiet Fiske Place on May 4.

The plumber who owned the 2001 Ford said he had last seen his ride between Garfield and Carroll streets at around 10:20 am. When he returned a mere 40 minutes later, it was gone.

— Stephen Brown

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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