Thief takes woman’s wallet and uses her card for shopping

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Stolen shopping spree

Some punk swiped a woman’s wallet and charged her credit card at a Fulton Street restaurant on Dec. 30, police said.

The woman told cops she had left her hotel at about 10:15 am with her wallet in her coat, and when she got to a Washington Street store a little after noon to make a purchase, it was gone, according to authorities.

The thief had her wallet with her three credit cards, Global Entry card, and driver’s license inside it, and swiped one of her plastics at other Brooklyn stores, including a fast-food joint near Nostrand Avenue for $11, cops said.

Five-finger discount

Cops cuffed a guy for allegedly stealing from a Fulton Street department store on Dec. 27, police said.

The suspect bought three items from the store near Gallatin Place at about 1 pm, but stashed one unpaid-for item with the rest and left, according to authorities.

Caught red-handed

Police arrested a man who they say swiped phones from an Albee Square department store on Christmas Eve.

The suspect snatched a Samsung Galaxy phone and iPhone from a display in the store near Fleet Street a little before 9 pm, cops said. The suspect also damaged the phones, according to authorities.

What a dead-beat!

A good-for-nothing grabbed a woman’s headphones from her head inside a Joralemon Street subway station on Dec. 27, police said.

The victim told cops she was walking up the stairs inside the station near Court Street when the weasel snatched her Beats from her head and ran off, according to authorities.

Not so fast

Police arrested a guy for driving a stolen car on Hoyt Street on Christmas Day.

Cops spotted the suspect operating a dark blue 1999 Toyota Corolla with New York plates near Livingston Street at about 4 am that had been reported stolen minutes before, according to authorities.

— Julianne Cuba

Posted 12:00 am, January 2, 2019
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