Teen thief steals cash from sleeping senior

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Knocked out

A teen thief broke into a senior’s Sands Street apartment while she was knocked out on sleeping pills and stole $2,640 cash, a cell phone, and laptop on Oct. 30.

The 67-year-old victim was fast asleep in her residence near Gold Street at 4:30 pm after taking sleeping medication for her insomnia and awoke to find the bandit rifling through her drawers. Upon seeing her wake up, the delinquent fled down the stairs with her belongings, according to a report.

The woman told cops she had the door chain on, but the intruder had broken it.

Bagged it

Some fancy-pants filcher stole a $1,095 Gucci bag from an Albee Square store overnight on Oct. 22.

The store owner told cops the thief removed the bag from the shop near Fulton Street at some point between 11:55 pm and 8 am by cutting the wire to the display case.

Wigging out

Police arrested a woman who they say tried to steal fake hair from a Fulton Street store then attacked a worker who confronted her about it on Oct. 25.

The worker saw the suspect taking the hair off the store shelves and placing it into her bag, and when she confronted the suspect about it, the suspect allegedly tried to push her way to the exit by punching, slapping, and spitting on the employee, according to a report.

Late-night train

A trio of troublemakers pinched a guy’s phone and punched him in the face as he was riding the Manhattan-bound F train at York Street station on Oct. 29.

The victim was on the locomotive at 3:15 am when he saw the three punks walking between train cars. Upon arrival at York Street, one of the snakes held the train door open while another grabbed the victim’s phone from his hands and bashed him several times before fleeing, authorities said.

Klein and dash

Cops cuffed a guy who allegedly stole $1,700 worth of Calvin Klein apparel from a Fulton Street store on Oct. 28.

The suspect allegedly took two pairs of gloves, three hats, and seven coats before cops arrested him, police said.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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