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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Purse stings

Thieves stole at least four purses last week. Here are the details:

• A crook snatched a woman’s purse from the bag check area at the City Tech bookstore on Adams Street on Feb. 2.

The victim said she checked the bag in at the bookstore between Tillary Street and Tech Place at 5:45 pm. She told cops it was missing when she returned 45 minutes later.

• Someone swiped a woman’s purse from a bar on Front Street on Jan. 27.

The victim said she left the purse at Rebar, between Jay and Pearl streets, at 10:30 pm. When she came back for it the next night, the purse was gone.

• A crook swiped a woman’s purse from the movie theater on Court Street on Feb. 4.

The victim told police that she placed her purse on the seat next to hers at the theater near State Street as the movie started at 7 pm. When the movie was over, her bag was gone.

• A thief stole a purse from an unlocked car on Atlantic Avenue on Feb. 2.

The woman told cops that she parked her car between Nevins Street and Third Avenue and left the purse inside to go pay the meter at 4:30 pm. When she returned one minute later, the bag was gone.

Diamond heist

A crook stole a man’s $4,000 ring inside of the Family Court building on Jay Street on Jan. 26.

The victim said he left the diamond ring in a bathroom inside the building near Tech Place at 2:30 pm. When he went returned one hour later, the ring was missing.

Macy’s malice

A thief stole a wallet from a shopper at Macy’s on Feb. 2.

The victim told police that she left the wallet near the register at the Fulton Street department store at 12:30 pm. When she returned for it 15 minutes later, the wallet was no longer there.

iPhone swiped

A crook stole a man’s iPhone at the Court Street subway station on Jan. 30.

The victim said he was riding a Bay Ridge-bound R train at 7:40 pm when the thief grabbed his cellphone and hopped off the train.

— Daniel Bush

Updated 5:30 pm, July 9, 2018
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