Burglar hits jackpot at 14th Ave. apartment

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights


A burglar hit the jackpot when he took $22,8000 in cash, jewelry, and electronics from a 14th Avenue apartment on Sept. 12, police say.

The victim said he left his home between 64th and 65th streets at 10:55 am, and came home to see that somebody had forced his door open and moved his kitchen stove into the middle of the room — and taken the cache of treasures hidden behind the appliance.

The man reported that the thief stole 50 $100 bills, $12,800 in gold necklaces, $3,000 in gold bracelets, $1,600 in rings, and his $400 security camera.

Off the rim

A bandit made off with the tires and rims from a car parked on 84th Street overnight on Sept. 13, cops say.

The victim’s wife reported to police that her husband left the vehicle between 11th and 12th avenues at 6 pm, and when she went out at 3 pm on the next day, the car’s treads and shiny wheel covers were gone.


A thief swiped the backpacks of two men off of a street bench on Seventh Avenue on Sept. 12, according to cops.

The victims said they left their bags on the seat at 65th Street at 7:15 pm and went to play basketball. When they came back at 9:30 pm, the knapsacks were gone — one containing an $150 watch and $250 iTouch, the other with a $500 Samsung Galaxy phone inside.

Mac jacked

A fiend stole $2,350 in laptops from a Sunset Park man’s apartment on 62nd Street on Sept. 12, police report.

The victim said he got a call from a neighbor at noon, who told him that they’d just spotted an unknown man leaving his apartment between 10th and 11th avenues. The victim went home to find his $1,350 Macbook Air and $1,000 Thinkpad Edge gone.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507.
Updated 5:35 pm, July 9, 2018
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