Maid Gone Bad
A crook snatched a $10,000 engagement ring, an expensive watch and three gold bracelets from a woman’s Fifth Street apartment some time between July 29 and 30.
The 43-year-old victim told police that the last time she saw her jewelry was on July 29 at around 10 p.m. when she put her pieces in her bedroom dresser in her apartment between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West.
The next day, the woman’s cleaning lady came to her apartment. At around 9 p.m. that night, she noticed that $13,100 in jewelry, including a $10,000 Marquis diamond engagement ring, a TAG watch and three 22 karat gold Bangle bracelets worth $2,400, were gone. She asked her cleaning lady about the missing items, but the worker denied taking the jewelry. The victim’s daughter asked the other cleaning lady about the situation and she blamed the other maid.
Tires and Rims Be Gone
A thief took two tires and two rims off a man’s car that was parked on the corner of Butler and Nevins streets between July 29 and 30.
The 37-year-old victim told police that he parked his car, which belongs to his job, on July 29 at around 2 p.m. on the northeast corner of Butler and Nevins streets. When he returned to the car the next day, at around 9:30 a.m., he found that the two left tires and rims were gone. The crook made off with the two tires, worth $500 and BMW rims worth $1,200.
Sound System Heist
A thief broke into a car parked on Third Avenue and stole over $1,000 in electronics on July 30.
The 39-year-old victim told police that he parked his green Toyota between 10th and 11th streets at around midnight. When he returned to his car the same day at 7:20 a.m., he found that someone had smashed his passenger-side window and stole a TV, two sets of Kenwood speakers and an amplifier, audio pipes and a Sony amp, worth a total of $1,045. The crook was caught on a camera in the area.
A booster jacked a car parked on President Street some time between July 30 and 31.
The 49-year-old victim told police that she parked her blue Toyota Camry between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West at around 7:30 a.m. on July 30 in front of her sister’s house. When she returned to get her car the next day at around 5:30 p.m., it was gone. There were no signs of broken glass.
Fraudulent Check Cashed
An identity thief removed almost $3,000 from a Park Slope woman’s business bank account on July 31.
The 35-year-old victim told police that she realized someone had cashed a fraudulent check from her business’ checking account at around 8 a.m. The crook was able to remove $2,810 from the bank account with the fake check.
Another Tire and Rim Heist
A crook snatched all four tires and rims off a woman’s car that was parked in front of the Wyckoff Houses on Nevins Street some time between July 31 and August 1.
The 28-year-old victim told police that she parked her Toyota between Warren and Baltic streets in front of the public houses on July 31 at around 10:10 p.m. When she returned to her ride on Aug. 1 at around 3 a.m., she found that all four tires and rims, worth $4,004, were gone.