Basement burglar makes off with cameras and cash

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Basement burglar

A burglar stole two cameras and some cash from a woman’s Clinton Street apartment on Jan. 27.

The victim told cops that thief snuck into the building between Congress and Warren streets sometime after 9:30 am through a door in the basement that was left unlocked. He made off with a $150 digital camera, a $100 flip camera, and $80.

Cash envelope

A thief stole cash from a business on Dikeman Street on Jan. 19.

The crook entered the building near Ferris Street through an unlocked window sometime after 5:30 pm, taking an envelope containing $4,800 out of the building’s financial office, according to cops.

Silver knife steal

A knife-wielding jerk robbed a woman on Court Street on Jan. 23.

The victim told police she was between Nelson and Luquer streets at 6:10 pm when a woman approached her from behind.

“Give me the phone, or I’ll cut you,” she barked while displaying a silver knife, cops said. She then took the victim’s $50 Blackberry and fled.

Pharmacy attack

A woman was arrested after allegedly attacking a teller and stealing toiletries from a pharmacy on Court Street on Jan. 25.

Police said the woman entered the drug store between First and Second places around 1:45 pm and went to leave the store with about $80 worth of shampoos, lotions and other bathroom products, without paying.

That’s when a store clerk tried to stop her, but she responded by allegedly attacking and punching him before fleeing, he claimed.

Cops say they arrested a woman who fit the suspect’s description.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 5:30 pm, July 9, 2018
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