Thief buys brand-new Beemer with man’s money, he waits six months to report it

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Beemer schemer

Someone used a Front Street man’s checking account to purchase a pricey car last July, and the victim only just reported it, cops said.

The victim, who lives between Washington and Adams streets, said someone stole $23,193.31 from his checking account on July 24 at 9 am, and used it to purchase a 2015 Bavarian Motor Works ride. He reported the crime on Jan. 31, police said.

Park and ride

An opportunist drove off in a man’s sports utility vehicle after he left it running with the doors unlocked on Cadman Plaza West on Jan. 31, the authorities said.

The victim said he left his Land Rover running between Pierrepont and Clinton streets at 4:30 am. He returned five minutes later and his ride was gone, police said.

Security footage shows the car heading down Cadman towards Montague Street, according to a police report.

Shove and take

A lowlife pushed a teen to the ground and stole his phone on Nevins Street on Jan. 28, cops said.

The 13-year-old said he was between Schermerhorn and State streets at 6:10 pm, talking on his cellphone, when the bully rushed up from behind and shoved him to the ground.

The tough then took the kid’s phone and took off on Nevins towards Atlantic Avenue, police said.

Bad place to park

Police arrested a man who they say attacked a delivery-truck driver with a baton in MetroTech Center on Jan. 28, following a dispute over where the driver could park.

The victim said he got into an argument with the suspect at 8:45 pm near the corner of Lawrence Street and MetroTech Roadway over where he could leave his wheels.

The suspect allegedly pulled out a retractable baton during the dispute and whacked the victim in the back of the head, according to a police report.

School’s out

A group of toughs followed a kid from the train and stole his cellphone on Montague Street at Cadman Plaza West on Jan. 28, police said.

The 13-year-old said he got off the train at the Borough Hall Station at 3:48 pm, and saw the treacherous trio lurking near the turnstile. The fiends followed him and one asked for the time, NYPD officials said. When the youngster stopped to give it to him, the goon grabbed him, another asked where he was going, and each of the three tried to force him to walk in different directions, according to a report. The dance ended when one scoundrel snatched his phone and they all scrammed towards Court Street, officers said.


Officers arrested a man who they say stole some chicken patties and turkey bacon from a Gold Street grocery store on Jan. 26, then punched the clerk in the stomach when he tried to stop him.

The clerk said he was working in the store between Concord and Tillary streets at 2 am when the suspect came in and grabbed two packages of Applegate chicken patties and a box of Applegate turkey bacon.

When the suspect tried to leave without paying, the worker confronted him and got a fist to the gut for his trouble, cops said. The tables turned when police showed up, according to the authorities.

Musical spares

A miscreant made off with a bunch of audio equipment from a Jay Street studio sometime between Jan. 15 and Jan. 29, cops said.

An employee of the studio at the corner of John Street said the equipment was last seen at 8 pm on Jan. 15, and that they noticed it was gone at 12:05 am on Jan. 29.

The culprit or culprits made off with three microphones, a Fender bass and amp, and a distortion pedal, according to a police report.

Out of paper

Someone stole the contents of a woman’s purse left in a Livingston Street courthouse bathroom on Jan. 26, law enforcement officials said.

The victim said she used the facilities inside the courthouse between Court Street and Boerum Place at 1:30 pm, and left her purse hanging on a hook inside the stall.

She realized her error immediately and went back to get it, but later discovered everything had been taken out of it, according to police. The crook got $70 in cash, and debit, credit, and insurance cards, cops said.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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