Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Cops nabbed an alleged crook with strange taste after he supposedly chucked a rock through the door of a Joralemon Street candy store on Aug. 15 and stole two dolls and some children’s shirts.
Workers at the sweet spot between Court Street and Boerum Place said the accused threw a rock through the glass door at 3:55 am, and took two Ted dolls, one a limited edition model dressed in a tuxedo, and six little shirts.
The merchandise is worth $270, according to the store. Cops showed up and cuffed the 33-year-old suspect.
A crook stole a man’s tools from his truck while it was parked on Willoughby Street on Aug. 11, police said.
The handy 45-year-old truck owner said he locked up the vehicle between Lawrence and Bridge streets at 2 pm, and when he returned an hour later the doors had been tampered with and his tools taken. The burglar made off with two drills and a hydraulic crimper, cops said.
Police arrested three teens — and are looking for three more — who they say beat up and robbed a passenger on the D train on Aug. 12.
The 21-year-old victim said he was riding a Manhattan-bound D train at 3:50 am when a group of youngsters approached him near the DeKalb Avenue station, which is at the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension.
The group punched him in the face, then took his wallet, phone, and backpack, then hopped off the train, according to a police report.
Cops found three teens in the station, a 14-year-old and two 15-year-olds, who the victim identified as being among his attackers, the report says. Three more got away, cops said.
Cops made two arrests in two separate incidents involving CitiBikes in the precinct this week. Here’s how they stack up:
• Cops cuffed a man who they say stole a CitiBike from its dock at the corner of Willoughby and Duffield streets on Aug. 7.
Police said the 60-year-old man removed the bike sometime after 12:19 pm. They found him at 8:20 pm in Sunset Park after noticing that the guy had tried to spray-paint the bike so it did not look like it was part of the bike-share program, according to a police report. Cops contacted CitiBike, confirmed that it was stolen, and arrested the man, officers stated.
• Police arrested another man for allegedly stealing a CitiBike from a dock at the corner of Elizabeth Place and Fulton Street on July 30.
Cops said the 21-year-old removed the bike sometime after 2 pm. They found the guy on Aug. 1 in Prospect Lefferts Gardens at 2:43 pm, and suspected the CitiBike did not belong to him, police reported. The bike-share program confirmed that it did not, and police arrested him, according to the authorities.
An opportunistic thief grabbed 10 computers from an Adams Street classroom sometime between Aug. 5 and 11, cops said.
An employee of the school between Johnson and Tillary streets left the desktop computers in an unlocked classroom at 2:30 pm on Aug. 5, according to cops. He found them gone on Aug. 11 at 11:30 am, law enforcement officials said.
A degenerate stole a woman’s wallet from her bag as she used the computer in a job center on Bond Street on Aug. 12, the authorities reported.
The 27-year-old victim said she was in the center between Fulton and Livingston streets at 11 am when she noticed the wallet had vanished. The billfold contained $50 in cash and a debit card, cops said.
Lowlifes filched soccer players’ bags from Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to reports.
• One took a man’s bag as he played soccer at the pier on Aug. 7, police said.
The 26-year-old ball-player said he left his bag near the fence while he was playing soccer on the pier from 7 pm until 9 pm. When the game was done he noticed his bag had disappeared, cops said. The bag contained a cellphone, credit, and debit cards, according to an NYPD report.
• Another soccer player’s bag went for a walk from the same field on Aug. 15, law enforcement officials said.
The 34-year-old player said he was on the field from 7 pm until 10 pm, and when the game was over he noticed his bag was gone, too. It contained $50 in cash, debit and credit cards, a cellphone, and a pair of sneakers, the authorities related.
A quick-moving goon swiped a man’s bag on DeKalb Avenue on Aug. 12 while his back was turned, according to a police report.
The 25-year-old man reported that he was standing between Fleet Street and Flatbush Avenue Extension at 6:30 pm when he put his bag down and turned around.
When he turned back, the bag was no more, he said. Unfortunately for him, the stolen bag contained $1,100 in cash, $700 in Foot Locker gift cards, and debit and credit cards, according to police.
A pair of punks punched a man off his bike on Adams Street on Aug. 14 and looted his ride, wallet, and cellphone, according to police.
The 62-year-old victim said he was riding his bike towards the Brooklyn Bridge at 5:50 am when the two rapscallions attacked him from behind at the corner of Adams and Sands streets.
The cyclist fell from his bike when the louts punched him in the face, cops said. They then relieved him of his ride and some other items and vamoosed, according to Police Department officials.
Cops arrested one man who they say helped rob a Bond Street bodega of a bunch of food from on Aug. 10.
The 43-year-old clerk said four men came into the store between State and Schermerhorn streets at 12:56 am.
“Don’t move or I’ll shoot you. Let my boys take what they want,” the suspect said as another man blocked the door, according to officers.
The guys took some food and left, according to a police report. Cops looked at surveillance footage of the robbery and arrested a 27-year-old for the food heist four days later, the report says.
A couple of cold-hearted ladies took a 67-year-old woman’s cellphone on the corner of Aitken and Sidney places, cops said.
One of the schemers approached the older woman at 10 pm, tapped her on the shoulder, and asked if she could use her phone, police reported. Then the other thief grabbed the phone from the senior’s hand, and they both ran down Sidney Place towards State Street, a report says.
— Matthew Perlman