Bandit on bicycle accosts woman on Lorimer Street

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90th Precinct


Speed racer

A bicyclist cut off a woman on Lorimer Street on Nov. 16 and grabbed her cellphone out of her hands, officers said.

The 24-year-old victim said that she was at Ainslie Street at 12:45 am when the mounted bandit rode in front of her and snatched the device, then sped off.


A goon stole an elderly woman’s purse off of her couch in her Wythe Avenue apartment on Nov. 15 when she went downstairs to take out the trash, cops reported.

The 84-year-old woman said she left her door unlocked when she walked out of her apartment at Clymer Street at noon.

When she made it back upstairs 10 minutes later, her purse — containing her Medicaid card, Social Security card, and eyeglasses — was gone, according to the authorities.


A thief got more than she bargained for when she took a mom’s purse out of her baby stroller in Cooper Park on Nov. 15, law enforcement officials said.

The 40-year-old victim said she was hanging out in the greensward with her infant at 4:30 pm. She left her handbag in the carriage while she played with her child, and out of the corner of her eye, she saw a teenage girl grab the purse and run off, a report states. She chased the juvenile delinquent, with baby and carriage in tow, and the little rascal eventually dropped the loot at the edge of the park, according to officers.

That old trick

A sneak thief bumped into a German national and stole his wallet on Bogart Street on Nov. 13, per the NYPD.

The 29-year-old victim said that he was at the corner of Morgan Avenue at 5 pm when he bent down to pick something up and someone bumped into him.

He realized later that the stranger had stolen his wallet, which contained his German identification, a credit card, a driver’s license, a MetroCard, and cash.

Off the clock

The owner of a Varet Street jeans and sneakers store said that a security guard stole merchandise between Nov. 11 and Nov. 14.

The proprietor of the establishment between Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street reported that he caught the rent-a-cop on video taking several pairs of sneakers from between Nov. 11 at 5 pm and Nov. 14 at 11 am.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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