Cops arrested a guy who they say tried to cut down an Oak Street gym’s sculpture on March 15.
The suspect was underneath a welded art piece between West and Franklin streets at around 10 pm with a hydraulic rebar bolt-cutter, a piece of metal art inside of his car, and graffiti gear on him, according to police.
Police charged the 44-year-old man with grand larceny.
A lowlife jumped a man as he came out of the Grand Avenue L station in the early morning of March 11, cops said.
The 24-year-old victim told police that he had been drinking at a bar in Manhattan and then got on the L train to come home. When he exited the station at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue at 2:30 am, the fiend grabbed him from behind and snatched his phone, wallet, cash, and credit cards out of his right hand, police reported.
A crook stole a woman’s purse when she left it in her unlocked car for 10 minutes on West Street on March 16, police stated.
The 53-year-old victim reported she left her purse in her unlocked car when she went into a home at 2:45 pm and, when she came back 10 minutes later, she found the handbag — which contained her credit card, debit cards, iPhone, and ID — missing.
A prowler pinched $2,000 in cash from a Norman Avenue restaurant safe on March 9, according to authorities.
The owner of the eatery between Eckford Street and McGuinness Boulevard said he keeps his money in a safe in the storage room and he left it unsecured between 7 am and 3 pm that day.
When he returned to check on it, the cash it was all gone, a report says. The owner told police that the safe was in an area accessible to all employees.
— Danielle Furfaro