Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
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.
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.
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.
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