Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
A burglar broke in to a Hicks Street apartment on May 19 by removing an air conditioning unit and entering through the window, cops said.
The two 25-year-old victims said that the prowler took out the cooling unit from the window of their abode between Poplar and Middagh streets sometime between 4:45 and 5:30 pm.
The sneak-thief stole a laptop, an electronic tablet, and a pair of headphones before running out the front, police stated.
A crook swiped vintage clothing from a woman’s Atlantic Avenue storage unit on May 22, according to law enforcement officials.
The 65-year-old woman said she was moving items from the unit between Court Street and Boerum Place to her apartment, left the unit unlocked at 10 am, and when she returned on May 24 at 3 pm, the garments were gone, according to a police report.
Among the pilfered vestments were five Armani suits, 30 pairs of shoes, and 10 dresses, the report says. The victim puts the value of the clothes at $10,100, it says.
Cops arrested a 20-year-old woman who they say attacked her sister with a pot on May 19 inside a Sands Street apartment.
The two sisters, both 20, got into a fight in the apartment between Navy and Gold streets at 1:40 pm, according to a police report.
The angrier of the two picked up the dish and smashed her sis in the face with it, cops said.
Police are looking for a goon who snatched a cellphone from a woman on Boerum Place on May 20.
A 46-year-old woman told cops she was standing between Fulton and Livingston streets at 2:25 pm, looking at her phone, when the lowlife approached and grabbed the mobile device. The thief then scrammed on Adams Street towards the Brooklyn Bridge, cops said.
A pair of punks lifted four phones from a cellphone store on Montague Street on May 22, police reported.
An employee of the store between Clinton and Henry streets saw the pair enter at 6:39 pm, grab the gadgets from the display, and vamoose down Montague towards Borough Hall.
The store valued the merchandise at $2,370, according to a police report.
Police arrested a 16-year-old who they say stole a CitiBike on Henry Street on May 20.
A cop saw the kid and two partners take the bike-share ride from a docking station between Atlantic Avenue and State Street at 7:40 pm. The officer caught the one kid, but the other two got away, police said.
There were two car crimes in the neighborhood this week.
• A thief broke into a man’s vehicle he left parked on Livingston Street for about two hours on May 22, cops said.
The victim said he parked the car between Nevins and Bond streets at 6:50 am and returned at 8:45 am to find the front passenger-side window had been smashed and a laptop, a satellite navigation system, and two cellphones were gone.
• A bandit stole a motorcycle from Plymouth Street sometime between May 16 and 20, according to a report.
The motor bike’s 33-year-old owner told cops he parked his red 2008 Kawasaki KLE between Pearl and Adams streets at 10 pm on May 16 and came back at 10:26 pm on May 20 to find the two-wheeler vanished. The crook left behind the bike cover, cops said.
A sneaky thief absconded with a man’s backpack while he played soccer at Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 18, according to the authorities.
The victim said he left his bag on a bench on Pier 5, near the intersection of Furman and Joralemon streets, at 8 pm. He returned after playing soccer for two hours and the knapsack was nowhere to be found, cops said.
The 22-year-old victim told police the bag contained a cellphone, a navigation system, his keys, and his wallet.
— Matthew Perlman