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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Not from around here

Police arrested a Virginia man on gun possession charges on March 16 after they say they showed up at his hotel room on Sebring Street to discuss a theft he had reported and spotted a loaded gun on a table, according to a report.

Responding to a call about a theft at the inn between Columbia and Richards streets at 10:20 am, officers entered the man’s room with his permission, they said. Upon entering the room, they noticed the pistol sitting on the table, and the man explained that the gun was his and he had just arrived in Brooklyn from Virginia, the officers said.

Snatch and dash

A thief stole a pair of purses from a luxury store on Atlantic Avenue on March 17, a report says.

The shoplifter entered the department store between Clinton and Court streets with three other shady characters at about 11:20 am and snatched the two Yves Saint Laurent handbags, worth a total of $2,640, then scrammed, cops said.

Store security cameras caught the theft on tape, cops said.

Walk-in closet

A sneak looted valuable duds from a common-area closet in a residential building on Sackett Street on March 16, according to law enforcement officials.

The victim left his home between Henry and Hicks streets at 1 am, and upon his return at 8:30 am, he found $9,373 worth of clothing taken from an unlocked basement closet, police said. Among the fancy items were a Prada suit worth $2,000, 12 ties worth $500, six pairs of pants worth $800, and 45 T-shirts worth $1,900, per police.

Making headline

A car thief drove off with a newspaper delivery man’s ride at Smith and Union streets while the man was in the middle of a drop-off on March 14, cops said.

The delivery man, an indispensable link in the chain between journalists and readers of print publications, left his red 2006 Honda Pilot idling as he brought a stack of papers to their destination, the NYPD said. The worker saw the bandit speed off in the sports utility vehicle, which contained the victim’s Social Security card, two passports, a driver’s license, a Samsung tablet worth $450, a phone worth $160, and the victim’s daughter’s birth certificate, among other documents, according to a police report.

— Noah Hurowitz

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Rick from Bushwick says:
So, was the guy federally barred from owning a firearm, or was he arrested for being a law-abiding citizen with a gun in Communist New York?
March 18, 2015, 2:57 pm
Mike from Red hook says:
Dude told on himself, reported himself saying he had a gun, lmfao.. Not too bright, that wead u be smoking must be crucial, man
March 22, 2015, 9:55 pm
Mike from Red hook says:
He was probably a fake spie anyway, good job 76
March 22, 2015, 9:57 pm

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