Shoplifter swipes sex toy, condoms from Flatbush Ave. drugstore

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Good to go

Cops are hunting for the shoplifter who nabbed a sex toy, condoms, and performance-enhancing drugs from a Flatbush Avenue drugstore on Jan. 31.

An employee told police that the suspect waltzed into the pharmacy between Prospect and Park places at 12:10 am, grabbed a gift bag off the shelf, and started stuffing it with $270 worth of sex paraphernalia, before sneaking off with his ill-gotten love-stuff.

Power move

A dirty crook cut power cords off a Third Street building’s clothes-dryers on Jan. 30.

A resident of the building told police that the delinquent vandalized the laundry machines at the building between Fourth and Fifth avenues sometime after 1 am, damaging three dryers and causing around $200 in damage in the senseless crime.


Police arrested a man who they say was caught carrying three bogus driver’s licenses on Sterling Place on Feb. 2.

The arresting officer found the suspect inside a gray Audi parked in front a fire hydrant between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 10:45 am, where the man produced a driver’s license that didn’t belong to him, cops said.

After properly identifying the suspect, the patrolman found his license had been suspended and, following his arrest, officers allegedly found three forged licenses on the guy, according to police.

DU Why?

Cops busted a man for allegedly driving drunk on Flatbush Avenue on Feb. 5.

The arresting officer spotted the suspect driving near Sixth Avenue at 2:47 am with his headlights off, and pulled him over to discover the man reeked of booze.

Upon further investigation, the suspect was found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.155, nearly twice the legal limit, cops said.

Steal and smash

Cops have called off the hunt for the thief who stole a woman’s car from Carlton Avenue and then crashed it on Feb. 4.

The victim told police that she parked her Dodge Charger near Bergen Street at 4:30 pm, and returned a few hours later to find it gone.

She cleverly used a phone application to track her car to Gates and Evergreen avenues, where she was horrified to discover it had been crashed and then abandoned, cops said.

The car was towed to a borough auto shop, but no arrests have been made, and the case has been closed, authorities said.

Bad joint

Officers arrested a woman for allegedly attacking a homeless services officer inside of an Eighth Avenue women’s shelter on Feb. 4.

The victim told police that she was making her rounds of the refuge between 14th and 15th streets at 9:55 pm when she spotted the suspect rolling a joint.

When she asked the suspect to place her hands behind her back, the woman became violent and started kicking the officer, injuring both of her arms, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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