Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights
An opportunistic thief drove off in a delivery man’s ride while he was dropping off pizza on 64th Street on Aug. 13, police said.
The driver left the gray Volkswagon Jetta with the keys in the ignition and the doors open between Second and First avenues at 8:40 pm as he stepped out to make a quick delivery. But when the victim returned the vehicle was gone, police said.
Someone stole a woman’s car she dropped off at a Seventh Avenue auto shop for mechanical work, which she discovered upon picking up the car on Aug. 7, police said.
The 47-year-old woman told police that she brought the vehicle to the shop near Bay Ridge Parkway for simple maintenance work, and when she returned at 3 pm, the tan Honda Odyssey was gone.
A home invader climbed up a fire escape and broke into a man’s Fort Hamilton Parkway apartment on Aug. 13, authorities allege.
The pilferer pushed in an air conditioning unit at the pad between 86th and 88th streets at 9 am in order to slip in through a bedroom window. The victim told police that a black Galaxy Samsung Edge cellphone, four paychecks, and $400 were snatched.
A bandit busted into a 77th Street medical center on Aug. 8, said police.
The victim reviewed security camera footage and discovered the punk forced his way in through the front door of the business between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 4:08 am and took $375, police said.
The raider wore a dark blue baseball cap, gray shorts and sneakers, and a jacket, cops said.
A baddie swiped a man’s credit card from his car parked on Seventh Avenue on Aug. 13 — and then threatened the victim who spotted him after the break-in, said police.
The victim told police he left his vehicle near 84th Street with the card inside, and was notified later by his bank that someone made an $800 charge to the card. The victim went to a bodega close to where his car was parked to ask if anyone had seen someone breaking in to his car. An employee told the victim there was video of the thief in the act, police said.
The two men happened to see the suspect nearby — who confronted the men with a baseball bat before taking off in a white car.
— Caroline Spivack