Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
A goon grabbed a purse laying atop of a baby stroller in Cobble Hill Park on Sept. 28 — then used the credit cards inside to buy an assortment of MetroCards.
The 30-year-old victim was in the playground near Clinton Street and Verandah Place at 10:45 am when she turned away from the stroller for just a few moments. The bag was gone seconds later.
Thieves raided at least three vehicles in Carroll Gardens and Red Hook over the last week. Here’s what happened:
• A speedster swiped a pair of tires and rims off a 2011 Nissan Maxima parked near Union and Columbia streets on July 25.
The car’s 25-year-old owner left her four-wheeled dream at 4:30 pm, but when she returned two hours later, only two tires remained.
• A crook smashed the driver’s-side window on a Chevrolet cargo van on Henry Street near Lorraine Street overnight on Sept. 29 — taking an assortment of tools and electronics found inside.
The van was parked at 8 pm and was found opened and empty exactly 12 hours later.
• A brute busted into a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country parked on Columbia Street — swiping a laptop computer, a satellite radio, and an iPad during a 10-minute window on Sept. 29.
The owner parked between Congress and Warren streets at 5:15 am and returned at 5:25 am to find that someone had ransacked his car’s cabin.
A villain swiped a bag from a woman as she lunched inside the Beard Street IKEA on Oct. 1.
The 50-year-old woman left the restaurant inside the furniture superstore without her purse at 2:45 pm. When she realized what she had done, she ran back to her table, but the purse — as well as the $400 inside it — was gone.
— Thomas Tracy