Dead men may tell no tales, but a dead woman with a signed FedEx receipt may have given cops the break they needed on a case last week.
The woman’s daughter told police on Feb. 16 that her mother had received a computer that she had ordered shortly before she died — but the computer was missing from her apartment, which is on Douglass Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues.
Cops checked the delivery form and discovered that the landlord had signed for the computer on Nov. 1. The landlord repeatedly denied the allegation that she stole the computer, and the case is being investigated.
There were at least three break-ins last week. Here’s a round-up:
• A thief broke into a Second Street apartment on Feb. 15, jewelry and two laptops. The 29-year-old resident of the unit, which is between Fifth and Sixth avenues, told cops that she was not home between 12:30 am and 10:30 pm.
• A thief ripped a hole into the front door of a Third Street apartment on Feb. 17, breaking into the unit to take a laptop. The 76-year-old tenant told cops that she was not in the apartment, which is between Fifth and Sixth avenues, from 11:30 am until 3:30 pm that day.
• A burglar screwed open the lock on an Eighth Avenue apartment on Feb. 18 and helped himself to two Apple laptops. The 35-year-old resident of the unit, which is at Fifth Street, told cops that he was not hope between 10:15 am and 6:30 pm.
A car owner learned that most valuable of crime-prevention lessons last week — don’t leave your vehicle running and unattended — and had his wheels stolen from Seventh Avenue.
The 53-year-old car owner told cops that he had left his Infinity running at around 8 pm when he ran inside the building, which is between 10th and 11th streets, to see a friend.
When he got outside just a few minutes later, the car was gone.
— Gersh Kuntzman