Police: Man robs bar to help girlfriend

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

How romantic

Cops arrested a 39-year-old man who they say stole $779 from a bar on Smith Street on Feb. 10 to help his cash-strapped girlfriend.

Police say the suspect took the cash from the watering hole near Sackett Street at 12:50 pm to help out his significant other.

He has been charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Teenage angst

A 16-year-old boy was arrested for stealing a bottle of bourbon and $200 worth of coins from a Summit Street home sometime between Jan. 30 and Feb. 11.

Police say the suspect broke into the home between Hicks and Henry streets at 4:55 pm by removing a window screen.

Gas crisis

Police arrested a man who they say damaged an emergency shut-off valve at a Hamilton Avenue gas station on Feb. 12.

Officials say the 25-year-old suspect was at the service station near Bush Street at 2:37 am when he slammed the valve with his hand.

He was charged with criminal tampering.

Illegal windfall

Thieves took more than $5,000 in cash from a Court Street store sometime between Feb. 8 and 9.

Police say crooks broke a window at the store between Warren and Baltic streets sometime between 2 pm and 11 pm the following day and took $5,045.

— Jaime Lutz

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 5:40 pm, July 9, 2018
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