Take out: Burglars nab $63K looting eateries in Park Slope, Red Hook

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These burglars are growing fat on Brooklyn diners.

Police are looking for a crew of safe-cracking crooks who have stolen more than $63,000 in a robbery spree of eateries and watering holes in Park Slope and Red Hook since Aug. 18.

The crooks nabbed their first score from a Seventh Avenue cafe between St. John’s and Lincoln places at 8:20 pm, when the crew broke in and carted a safe and the $1,500 it contained into the night, cops said.

A few days later on Aug. 22, the thieves targeted an 11th Street Italian bistro between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 1:30 am, where they pried open the front door with a crowbar and looted the register for another $1,500, according to police.

The same day, the crooks headed south to a Seventh Avenue beer garden between 19th and 20th streets at 3:30 am, where they removed a safe containing $24,450, cops said.

And on Oct. 18, the thieves hit Red Hook, where they looted a Reed Street crab shack between Conover and Van Brunt streets at around 4:50 am, nabbing a safe containing $36,000, according to a report.

Surveillance footage from the break-ins shows two men, both wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks, lurking in the vacant eateries in search of loot.

Tipsters can phone police on their confidential line at (800) 577–8477, or submit tips by logging onto or by texting 274637, followed by TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

jjm from c. hill says:
Not blaming the victims but come on, you guys keep moving into areas where there is still a pretty high poverty & crime rate, especially in red hook. Quit being duped into thinking its the next "it" neighborhood. Dumb a**es.
Oct. 23, 2015, 1:57 pm
Tyler from pps says:
jjm -- What you just did was, by definition, blaming the victim.
Oct. 26, 2015, 10:56 am

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