Cops: Perp snatches woman’s iPhone, flees on bike

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A quick-handed thief snatched a woman’s iPhone out of her hand while she was on Fifth Avenue on Sept. 23.

The 30-year-old woman told police that she was walking near Sterling Place at 5 pm when the teenage crook grabbed her cellular device and fled southbound on Warren Street on a bicycle.

Bathroom break

A crook stole a woman’s pocketbook while she was working inside a Fourth Avenue laundromat on Sept. 27.

The 29-year-old employee told cops that she went to the bathroom inside her place of work between Butler Street and Saint Johns Place at noon and when she came out one minute later she discovered that her bag — containing her credit and debit cards, $160, keys, cellphone, and wallet — was missing.

The perp tried to make purchases on her debit card, according to a police report.

Sly heist

A sneaky bandit slipped a woman’s wallet out of her bag while she was inside a Seventh Avenue bar on Sept. 28.

The 26-year-old victim told police that she placed her purse under the table inside the bar between Carroll Street and Garfield Place at midnight to get some water. When she returned about a half hour later her brown leather wallet — holding her debit and credit cards, identification, $20, and MetroCard — was missing.

The perp tried purchasing a MetroCard with the victim’s credit card, according to a police report.


A crook burglarized a man’s Eighth Avenue apartment and made off with more than $4,000 worth of wares on Sept. 26.

The 31-year-old victim told cops he left his abode between Third and Fourth streets for work at 9 am and when he returned about nine hours later his front door and back window was open and his belongings were thrown all over the floor.

The thief got away with the man’s laptop, road bike, beard trimmer, and a bunch of pricey jewelry.

Deep sleep

A burglar broke into a woman’s Eighth Avenue apartment and stole some items on Sept. 26 — while she was lying down on her bed.

The 44-year-old woman told police that the thief got into the residence between Second and Third streets through an unlocked side door at around 10 am and got away with $50, her driver’s license, and credit and debit cards.

Lights out

A thief looted the brake lights and some other items from inside a van that was parked on Flatbush Avenue on Sept. 22.

The 31-year-old victim told police that he parked the blue Ford on the street near Washington Avenue at 2 pm. When he returned about two hours later he discovered the taillights missing and a bunch of construction tools gone from the vehicle.

Wide open

A perp got into a man’s Saint Marks Place apartment and stole his MacBook on Sept. 22.

The 42-year-old man told cops that he left his apartment between Fourth and Fifth avenues to go to a nearby chain coffee shop to use the free internet at 7:30 pm. When he returned less than an hour later he found out a thief got into the apartment through an open window and got away with his laptop and laptop bag.

— Natalie Musumeci

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 10:15 pm, July 9, 2018
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