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Burglar loots car-wash on Hamilton Avenue

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Transmission fluid

A burglar cleaned out a car wash on Hamilton Avenue sometime overnight on Dec. 1, according to a police report.

An employee of the business between Centre and Mill streets told cops he had locked up for the night at 6 pm. When he returned the next day at 8 am, $1,800 in cash was missing from the register, officers stated.

The prowler may have entered the business through a hole in the wall that allowed access from an abandoned building next door, employees said.

Hungry-man special

An intruder busted into a Columbia Street restaurant through the window on Dec. 1, NYPD officials said.

A witness was passing the eatery between Kane and Degraw streets at 6:15 am when he heard shattering glass and hammering sounds, and noticed a brick lying near the restaurant, according to cops. He then saw a heavyset man climb out of a broken window of the restaurant, jog away, and make his getaway on a nearby B61 bus headed toward Downtown, a report states.

The owners of the restaurant are working to figure out if the trespasser swiped anything, officers related.

Hands off the kids

A brute stole a child’s cellphone on Baltic Street on Nov. 24, cops said.

The 11-year-old boy was between Hoyt and Smith streets at 3:10 pm when the bully snatched his $50 LG cellphone out of his hand, according to the authorities.

The galoot then rifled through the victim’s pockets and demanded money, police reported. When he turned up no loot, he took off with the device down Baltic Street toward Hoyt Street, per police.

— Noah Hurowitz

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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