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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Unholy act

A lowlife swiped a laptop from the second floor of a Sidney Place church on Sept. 14, the authorities said.

The church’s 43-year-old minister said he was preparing for mass in the church between Livingston and State streets at 9 am and left his laptop upstairs unattended. When he went back at 10:45 am, the computer was gone, police said.

Cut-rate prices

Cops cuffed a man who they say stole a bunch of shoes from a Fulton Street department store on Sept. 8.

A 29-year-old employee of the store between Bridge and Duffield streets reported he saw the suspect enter the store at 5:30 pm and start taking things off the shelves. Police arrived and arrested the 50-year-old suspect, who they say grabbed $1,125 worth of shoes.

Man down

A couple of degenerates stole a man’s cellphone on York Street on Sept. 7, and when he chased them he tripped and fell, according to the authorities.

The 60-year-old victim said he was between Navy and Gold streets at 7 pm when two galoots came up from behind, bumped him, and took the phone he was using. The scalawags took off and the victim gave chase, but he tripped and fell, injuring his knee, cops said.

NYPD blue bruised

Police arrested a couple of fellows who they say roughed up an officer at the Jay Street–MetroTech subway station on Sept. 10 for no good reason.

The officer who got hit said he was in the station at 1 pm when the pair came over.

“You’re a cop,” one said, and both set upon the officer, according to a report.

The beating continued until backup arrived and slapped the cuffs on the two guys, both of whom are 26, the report says.

Parting gift

A pickpocket stole a woman’s phone as she was boarding a train in the Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center station on Sept. 10, cops said.

The 14-year-old victim said she was getting on a Brooklyn-bound N train at 4:10 pm when the no-goodnik pushed her from behind and took the cellphone out of her back pocket. The spunky teen chased the fiend, but lost him when he jumped on a train, police said.

Another subway pick

A cretin stole an elderly man’s wallet while he waited for a train in the Jay Street–MetroTech station on Sept. 10, police said.

The 90-year-old victim said he took an F train from the Seventh Avenue station at 5:45 pm, and got off at the Downtown stop to transfer to the A. As he boarded an arriving train, the sneak brushed him from behind and stepped back onto the platform, according to a police report.

The victim turned around in time to see the doors close and the thief stalk off, law enforcement officials said. The wallet contained debit, credit, and insurance cards, cops said.

The Daily Lose

A tricky thief distracted a guy with a newspaper and stole his wallet off a cafeteria table inside a MetroTech Center school on Sept. 10, police reported.

The 27-year-old victim said that he was eating lunch in the school between the Myrtle Avenue promenade and Johnson Street at 3:10 pm and left his wallet sitting on the table in front of him. The unassuming thief came over and told him he could win $5 by reading an article in a newspaper he handed him, according to a police report.

As he was reading, the sneak slipped away his wallet and left, the authorities said. The wallet contained $3 in cash, debit and credit cards, and identification, cops said.

Pay the fine

A crook burgled a man’s car on Warren Street while he was in court on Sept. 11, police said.

The 35-year-old victim said he parked his car on the sidewalk between Smith and Court streets at 9:11 am, and that when he returned at 2 pm his passenger-side door was damaged and his things were gone.

The burglar made off with $1,300 in cash, three gold rings, and three gold necklaces, per officers.

Teen terror

A 14-year-old girl slashed another teen in the face on a Bridge Street sidewalk on Sept. 11, cops said.

The victim, also 14, said she was between York and Prospect streets at 8:35 pm when she and the blade-packing girl got into a fight and knifed her, according to a police report.

Emergency personnel transported the victim to Brooklyn Hospital Center, NYPD officials said.

Stroller roller

A thief took a woman’s wallet that she left in a stroller parked in a vestibule on Atlantic Avenue with a bunch of other strollers on Sept. 13, police stated.

The 36-year-old victim said she left the stroller unattended in the entrance to a children’s gym between Court Street and Boerum Place at 9:25 am. When she returned at 10:15 am, the wallet, containing $60 in cash, and debit, credit, and gift cards, was gone, police said.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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