Thief takes woman’s wallet and goes on spending spree

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Fraudulent charges

A baddie stole a woman’s wallet and charged her credit cards on Flatbush Avenue on April 13, police said.

The victim told officers she hopped off the 5 train near Nevins Street to meet a friend at about 4:15 pm when she realized her Fossil wallet with her license and three credit cards inside it was missing from her pocket, cops said.

The victim’s bank told her some malefactor racked up $320 in charges at a store on Flatbush Avenue, according to authorities.

Misplaced and stolen

A jerk stole a guy’s dropped wallet on Willoughby Street on April 13, police said.

The 20-year-old victim told police he dropped his wallet containing his identification card and debit card near Lawrence Street at about 10 pm, but some punk picked it up and tried to use his card, cops said.

Four against one

Four curs threatened a teen with a knife and stole his wallet on Navy Street on April 9, police said.

The 19-year-old victim told authorities he was walking near Nassau and Concord streets at about 9 pm when the four nogoodniks came up to him from behind and pulled out a knife.

The villains made the victim run his pockets and ran off with his wallet with a health insurance card, identification card, and credit card inside, according to officials.

Dog fight

A pair of snakes tossed coffee at a guy and hit him with a belt on Schermerhorn Street on April 9, police said.

The 46-year-old victim told cops he was walking his dog near Smith Street at about 2:30 pm when two punks behind him asked him to move his dog, but he told them to walk around.

One of the jerks started arguing with the victim and then threw his coffee on him and hit him with his belt on his right arm, cops said. The two curs fled, according to authorities.

Swipe and go

A malefactor swiped a woman’s wallet from her bag while inside a Court Street clothing store on April 13, police said.

The 40-year-old woman told officers she was inside the boutique near Remsen Street at about 9 am when the baddie grabbed her wallet from her bag containing her credit cards, driver’s licence, MetroCard, and job identification card and ran out of the building towards the Borough Hall Subway at Court and Montague streets, cops said.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 5:46 pm, July 9, 2018
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