Art thief caught red-handed

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94th Precinct


Steal this art

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.

Stay vigilant

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.

Safe unsound

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

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Mike from Williamsburg says:
The Grand L station is not in the 94th precinct. Nor is it on the corner of Metropolitan. You probably mean Graham.
March 19, 2014, 8:28 am
NYPD from NY says:
Again, I have to ask:

How many of these crimes were committed by transplant hipsters? Why aren't cryhipster and swampdonkey chiming in about "Real Brooklyn" and things were better here before the gentrification started.
March 19, 2014, 10:21 am
Matt from Greenpoint says:
When are hipsters going to learn? Trust-funds are not for drinking until 3AM in Manhattan, they are for opening handmade clothing stores that close in a month or two.
March 20, 2014, 11:06 am
NYPD from NY says:
March 21, 2014, 11:22 am

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