A burglar made off with two buckets full of power tools from an under-construction W. 11th street home on July 22, according to cops.
The property owner told officers he is building the house between Avenues T and U in Gravesend, and when he dropped by to check on progress at 5 pm that day, he noticed someone had forced his way into the home’s basement and removed power tools.
A witness saw a man go behind the residence empty-handed and return with two buckets containing the tools, reports state.
A sticky-fingered shopper lifted a woman’s purse from an open-house sale on Bay 23rd Street on July 27, police reported.
The victim was helping her friend sell off her belongings, and the pair was hosting a “house sale” out of the friend’s home between Benson Avenue and 86th Street in Bath Beach, police said.
The victim left her pocketbook unattended on a table, and after a few more than 20 people had filed through the home by 3 pm, she noticed the purse was missing, law enforcement officials said. The handbag contained $5 cash, credit and debit cards, and identification, a report states.
A pair of bandits stole a woman’s purse from a Bay 40th Street pastry store counter on July 5, according to the authorities.
One scoundrel kept watch at the store’s entrance near 86th Street at 3:26 pm while the second went in and snatched the clutch before both fled the scene, police said.
A home invader let a woman’s pet loose and choked out his victim during a 20th Avenue break-in on July 22, officers stated.
The desperado burst into the home between 80th and 81st streets in Bensonhurst at 3 am, damaging the front door and releasing the victim’s pet pooch, police said. Then the brute grabbed the woman by the neck and began threatening her, police said.
— Max Jaeger