Big bucks burglary

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Huge heist

A burglar stole more than $9,000 worth of valuables from a Warren Street apartment on April 26.

All three residents of the apartment between Fourth and Fifth avenues were out when the heist occurred sometime between 10:40 am and 7 pm.

When two of the residents returned that night they noticed damage to the front door and many costly items were gone.

The perp made off with four laptops, a Canon digital camera, an iPad, two cell phone chargers, three camera lenses, a pair of sneakers, a Fossil watch, jewelry, a hard drive, a roller bag, and $20 in coins.

Call and maul

Cops collared a 22-year-old woman who allegedly snatched a cell phone out of a woman’s hand on April 23 and then attacked her.

The 41-year-old victim told police that the perp asked to use her cellular device to make a call at 2:55 pm on Eighth Avenue near Carroll Street.

Minutes later the suspect grabbed the phone and scratched the victim on the face and neck, cops said.

Police said that the phone was recovered in the suspect’s coat pocket.

Quiet as a mouse

A stealthy crook broke into a Fifth Avenue apartment on April 23 and made off with an iPad.

The 26-year-old victim told cops that she left the abode between Union Street and Berkeley Place at noon. When she came home more than an hour later there was minor damage to her front door and the iPad was missing.

The victim’s roommate was home at the time of the heist, but did not hear anyone in the apartment, cops said.

Hospital theft

Someone stole credit cards from an employee at a Sixth Street hospital on April 25.

The 30-year-old victim told police that he left his jacket unattended in the medical center between Seventh and Eighth avenues at 10 am.

When he returned about two hours later he noticed three of his credit cards and drivers license was missing.

The victim told police that his co-workers, as well as three patients had access to the room.

The perp used one of the credit cards to purchase a $40 MetroCard, according to a police report.

Car looted

A bandit busted into a parked car on Baltic Street and stole $2,000 worth of vehicle parts sometime between April 26 and April 28.

The victim told cops that she left her red Nissan on the street between Fourth and Fifth avenues on April 26 at 7 pm and when she returned two days later at 11 am she noticed that following things missing: the air bag in the steeling wheel, the AM/FM radio, the HVAC system, and the shifter.

Night out gone wrong

A perp broke into a Union Street apartment and swiped a bunch of goods on April 27.

The victims, 28 and 29 years old, told police that they left the abode between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 6:50 pm to go see a play in Manhattan.

When they returned at midnight they discovered that two Macbook laptop computers and more than $800 worth of jewelry was missing.

The victims told police that they suspect the crook entered the apartment through an open rear window.

Computer for free

A robber burglarized a Fourth Avenue apartment and absconded with laptop on April 23.

The 35-year-old victim told cops that he left the residence near Third Street at 10 am. When he returned more than 12 hours later he saw that his door and doorframe had been smashed and his MacBook was gone.


A quick-handed thief grabbed a woman’s iPhone right out of her hand while she was talking on it on April 24.

The 40-year-old victim told police that she was having a conversation on her iPhone 5 on Fourth Avenue near Butler Street at 7:30 pm and then suddenly a hooded criminal swiped the phone from her and fled northbound on Gregory Place.

Car jacked

A perp stole a car that was parked on Eighth Avenue sometime between April 19 and April 20.

The 58-year-old victim told police that he left his locked white Kia on the street between Fifth and Sixth streets at 7:20 pm and when he returned the next day at 10 am his ride was gone.

— Natalie Musumeci

Reach reporter Natalie Musumeci at or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her at
Updated 10:10 pm, July 9, 2018
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