Bandit swipes purple bike on Court Street

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Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Two-wheeler taken

A thief made off with a woman’s bike on Court and Montague streets on Feb. 20, cops said.

The victim said she left her ride chained to a bike rack at 7:30 am, and returned at 3 pm to find it gone. She described the bike as purple and an “old lady’s bike,” according to a police report.

Promenade problem

Some no-goodniks swiped a woman’s tote bag from her baby stroller while she sat on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on Feb. 18, according to officers.

The victim said she was sitting near the corner of Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Street at 4:20 pm when the two goons came over. One of the scalawags asked her how to get to Barclays Center while the other grabbed her bag, which contained $15 in cash plus debit and credit cards, cops said. The pair then took off on Pierrepont heading towards Willow Street, law enforcement officials recounted.

Cheap suits

The authorities arrested a man who they say shoplifted two suits from a Fulton Mall department store on Feb. 21.

A worker said the suspect came into the store between Gallatin Place and Hoyt Street at 3:50 pm and grabbed a Calvin Klein and Vince Camuto suits. Officers turned up and cuffed him, per a report.


A prowler broke into a Schermerhorn Street apartment while the owners were away, sometime between Feb. 14 and 16, police said.

The residents said they left their pad between Court Street and Boerum Place at 11 am on Valentine’s Day. They returned two days later at 5:30 pm, and discovered that a laptop, an electronic tablet, and a jewelry box were missing, cops said.

Forcible withdrawal

A lout fought with a security guard inside of a Flatbush Avenue bank when the worker asked him to leave on Feb. 18, cops said.

The guard said the brute was hanging around the cash machines in the bank between Livingston and Nevins streets at 11:30 am. The guard asked the ne’er-do-well to leave and got into a grappling match for his trouble, according to a police report.

The surly fellow then snatched the guard’s identification card from his neck and took off running, the report says.

Office space case

Some burglars broke into the office of a Furman Street construction site on Feb. 17 and made off with two laptops, police said.

A worker said the staff locked up the office near Doughty Street when they left for the day. Video surveillance shows that the crooks came in at 10:10 pm, grabbed the computers, and left, according to the authorities.

Backpack sacked

A sneak thief stole a woman’s phone from the pocket of her knapsack at the DeKalb Avenue subway station on Feb. 17, NYPD officials said.

The victim said she was riding a Coney-Island-bound Q train at 6:05 pm, and noticed the shady character standing close behind her. When she exited the train at DeKalb, the fiend followed her off, but then got right back on, according to a police report.

Then she realized her bag was open and the phone was gone, per law enforcement.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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