Jewel thief takes large sum of trinkets

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Jewel thief

A dirty crook nabbed a jewelry box and its fortune’s worth of baubles from a First Street home sometime between July 19 and 22, while the owner was out of town.

The victim said she went out of town on July 19 and came back to her apartment near Prospect Park West on July 22 at 9:30 am to find her jewelry box missing along with a large sum of gemstones.

She told cops that the fire department responded to a smoke condition at her home on July 20, letting several neighbors came into her apartment, but that a neighbor had locked the door afterwards and she believes the scamp came in through the roof.

Sneaker sneak

A sneak asked for sneaker assistance at a Fifth Avenue shoe store on July 20 — before running off with some pricey athletic gear.

Cops say the thief came into the shoe store near 14th Street at around 1:30 pm and asked for help finding a pair of sneakers, but when the manager went to grab a pair, the runaway perp grabbed a shirt and some shorts and fled toward Fourth Avenue.

Hospital goon

Some goon snatched a hospital worker’s purse from the staff room at a Sixth Street hospital last month, then wrote himself a fat check for more than $2,000 with the stolen checkbook.

The victim told cops she left her purse in the staff room at the hospital between Seventh and Eighth Avenues and returned to find it missing sometime in late June.

She did not report the crime until she noticed on July 20 that the slimy scamp filled out a blank check for $2,500 and cashed out at her expense, said cops.

— Allegra Hobbs

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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