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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Subway scoundrel

Cops cuffed a woman for allegedly giving false identification after she was caught fare beating at the Hoyt Street subway station on Feb. 19.

Police say officers noticed the woman crawling under a turnstile to avoid paying the fare at the station near Schermerhorn Street at 2:05 am, and stopped her.

When they questioned her, she gave two different birth dates, addresses, and one different first name, according to authorities.

The suspect then made a run for it with cops in pursuit, one of whom injured his forehead while trying to subdue the suspect, who allegedly refused to be cuffed and struggled with cops, police said.

Commercial robber

A looter broke into a commercial building on Court Street sometime overnight on Feb. 23 and rifled through desks.

The burglar got into the premise near Schermerhorn Street sometime between 11:30 pm and 12:15 am, despite a locked door, and went through desks, taking miscellaneous items, according to cops.

Coin collector

A baddie stole $400 worth of valuable coins from a man’s home on Livingston Street on Feb. 24.

The victim told police someone broke the panel of his hallway door between Court Street and Boerum Place sometime between 4 and 6:30 am, and absconded with his coins.

Luxury loot

A luxury lout used a man’s bank cards to shop at a pricey store on Bond Street between Feb. 13 and 15.

The victim’s bank notified him that the sneak had made two unauthorized charges on his cards, which he had in his possession at the time, one at a Manhattan department store and another at a Brooklyn designer fashion store near Livingston Street, spending more than $1,800 between Feb. 13 at 2 pm and Feb. 15 at 4 pm.

Watch out!

A sneak stole pricey watches from a woman’s Remsen Street home that was being renovated between June 30, 2018, and Feb. 14.

The victim told cops that she is currently having work done at her house between Henry and Hicks streets, and has a house keeper living there, who has access to the home and allows workers to do their jobs freely.

The victim said she does not live full time at the house during the renovation, and that multiple workers had access to the bedroom, where someone stole watches worth $20,000.

Pool loot

A weasel looted a man’s locker at an Atlantic Avenue pool on Feb. 24.

The victim left his wallet and cash inside the locker between Boerum Place and Court Street at around noon, and when he returned at 1:30 pm, saw that someone had cut his locker and taken his bank cards, cash, and driver’s license, police reported.

He also told cops that someone used his credit cards without permission.

— Kevin Duggan

Updated 9:10 am, February 27, 2019
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