Police: Man tried to take several pairs of shoes from store

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78th Precinct

Park Slope


Cops busted a man for who they say tried to steal shoes from a Flatbush Avenue boutique on Feb. 27.

An employee told police the suspect snagged several men’s sneakers from the store between Fourth and Atlantic avenues at 5:40 pm, before skipping past the registers with his ill-gotten footwear.

Police cuffed the man that day on a misdemeanor larceny charge, cops said.

No drill

Police arrested a 64-year-old man allegedly caught looting a Fifth Street construction site on Feb. 27.

The suspect crept into the worksite between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 1:30 pm and took a drill, cops said.

Cops busted the man that day on a felony burglary charge, according to police.

Bogus Benjamin

Cops have given up the hunt for the forger who attempted to buy food at a Fifth Avenue taco joint with bogus cash on Feb. 27.

An employee at the store between St. Marks Place and Warren Street told police the guy attempted to buy a meal with a fake $100 at 3:50 pm.

The worker held on to the bogus bill, and didn’t hand over any food, but police have closed the case without any arrests, cops said.

Sharp driver

Police cuffed a man after he was allegedly caught driving drunk at Grand Army Plaza and found in possession of a machete on Feb. 28.

The arresting officer claims he spotted the suspect’s 2001 Ford Explorer driving erratically near Eastern Parkway at 9:20 pm, and when he pulled him over, found he exhibited all the classic symptoms of inebriation, including bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

The cop also found the man in possession of the brush-clearing tool, which earned him a felony weapons charge, according to police.

— Colin Mixson

Posted 12:00 am, March 13, 2019
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