Masked marauder accosts woman for her purse

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Man in the ski mask

A masked villain stole a woman’s cash and Social Security card in an apartment building on Hoyt Street on Feb. 13, cops said.

The 19-year-old woman was walking down the stairs of the building between Warren and Baltic streets at 10 am when a man wearing a ski mask, black jacket, and red sweatpants pushed her and grabbed her purse, taking $300, her Social Security card, and a bank card, police reported.

Cops are looking for video footage in order to apprehend the suspect, they said.

Hack attack

Cops cuffed a lady on Feb. 14 who they say stole thousands from a Carroll Gardens woman’s bank account last year.

The 19-year-old hacked into two bank accounts of the 44-year-old victim — who lives on Third Place between Court and Smith streets — last June and siphoned out $1,800, cops said.

Detectives finally tracked the suspected cyber-criminal down on Valentine’s Day and slapped her with grand larceny and identity theft charges.

Bling’s the thing

A thief went on a jewelry-stealing rampage in a woman’s apartment on Luquer Street between Feb. 11 and Feb. 13, police said.

The 42-year-old victim left her abode near Clinton Streets on Feb. 11 and, when she returned on Feb. 13 around 11 am, the rear window was open, according to cops. The crook took an antique diamond ring, one pair of cuff links, a 14-karat gold chain, set of pearl gold earrings, and other jewelry, police reported.

Bike buccaneer

A bandit pilfered a bicycle parked in a basement on Sullivan Street from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, cops said.

The 17-year-old victim left his dark green mountain bike between Richards and Van Brunt streets at 3:15 pm on Feb. 2 and, when he returned at 3:25 pm two days later, it was nowhere to be found, police said.


A vandal shattered the window of a woman’s car parked on Woodhull Street between Feb. 11 and Feb. 15, cops said.

The 40-year-old victim parked her grey Subaru between First and Second places at 5 pm on Feb. 11 and, when she came back at 10:15 am on Feb. 15, she noticed the back passenger-side window broken, according to authorities.

The woman did not find anything missing, cops said.

Point and steal

A band of burglars stole camera from a woman’s apartment on Third Place on Feb. 10, according to police.

The 29-year-old woman left her apartment between Smith and Court Streets at 8:40 am and, when she returned at 5:30 pm, she noticed that her Nikon camera and camera lens were missing, cops said.

— Megan Riesz

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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