Cops: Employee steals 26 new iPhones from cell shop

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach


A clerk at an 86th Street cellphone store stole 26 brand-new iPhone 6s from his employer on Sept. 21, cops said.

The worker swiped the smartphones from the store between 21st Avenue and Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst at 6:35 pm, police said. The haul was valued at $16,731, a report says.

Master set

Cops collared a man as he allegedly tried to steal a car parked at the corner of 18th Avenue and 74th Street in Bensonhurst on Sept. 25.

A witness called police after he saw the suspect break into a 1999 Ford Econoline van parked at the intersection at 12:15 am, police said. The responding officer saw the accused remove a screwdriver from the van’s ignition mechanism, according to the authorities.

After arresting the suspect, police found two additional screwdrivers and 18 car keys for which he could provide no proof of ownership, law enforcement officials said.

Candy capers

A group of good-for-nothing kids punched a grocery store clerk in the face and stole candy from his Avenue U store on Sept. 27, police said.

The posse of pre-pubescent-plunderers burst into the store between W. Eighth and W. Ninth streets in Gravesend at 10:30 pm, socked the counter man in the face, and made off with the sweets down Avenue U, cops said.

Back-to-back burglaries

A burglar stole cash and jewelry from two neighbors in a 76th Street apartment building on Sept. 20, officers related.

The fiend busted down the front doors to one apartment in the building between 16th and 17th avenues in Bensonhurst at 8 am, stealing $2,659 in cash and $5,100 in jewelry, cops reported.

An hour later, the thief broke into the apartment across the hall and pocketed an unspecified amount of jewelry, law enforcement officials said.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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