The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.
Burglar Steals $12K in Jewelry from Fourth Ave. Apartment
A burglar swiped over $12,000 in electronics and jewelry from a Fourth Avenue apartment on Nov. 27.
The 27-year-old victim told police that she left her apartment, between Douglass and Degraw streets, at around 4:30 p.m. and did not return until 7:20 p.m. When she returned, she found that someone had broken into her apartment through the front door, damaging the lock. The burglar stole an Apple MacBook Pro laptop, a diamond bracelet worth $7,000, 15 rings worth $2,000 and 20 necklaces worth about $500.
Thief Picks Wallet from Woman on Seventh Ave.
A quick-handed crook stole $140 in cash from a woman’s wallet while shopping on Seventh Avenue on Nov. 28.
The 53-year-old victim told police that she was shopping along Seventh Avenue when she went into a hair salon called From Head to Toe, between 13th and 14th streets, at around 6 p.m. and she realized that her wallet was missing. The victim said that no one bumped into her during the course of the day, but after checking with her credit card companies, she found out that someone had made multiple charges on a few of her cards. The crook also got away with $140 in cash, five credit cards, a debit card and her identification.
Two Men Steal Two Motors from Scaffolding
Two crooks stole two motors worth $16,000 from a construction site on Eighth Avenue and drove away in a pickup truck on Nov. 29.
The construction company, named MC Construction, was doing work on a building and had two engines on the scaffolding. But between 8 and 9 p.m. two men, both described as white 40-year-old men standing approximately 6-foot and weighing about 200 lbs., stole the engines and loaded them into a black pickup truck, believed to be a Chevy. The generators are worth $16,000 in total.
Purse Snatch and Dash
A quick-handed thief snatched a woman’s designer purse from her shoulder while walking on Fifth Avenue on Nov. 30.
The 34-year-old victim told police that she was walking along Fifth Avenue with her Coach purse slung over her shoulder. At around 6:30 p.m., she came to the northwest corner of Ninth Street when a woman ran up from behind, pushed her and ripped the purse off her shoulder and ran.
The victim described her assailant as a white or Hispanic woman standing about 5-foot-6 with a ponytail. The thief got away with a debit and credit card, a US passport, a monthly MetroCard and $18 in cash. The most expensive thing the crook stole, however, was the victim’s Coach purse, totaling about $300.
You Drop It, Crooks Snatches It
A quick-handed crook stole a woman’s purse at a Second Avenue bar and got away with her cellphone and $550 in cash on Dec. 2.
The 24-year-old victim told police that she was standing in line for the coat check at SRB Brooklyn, between 13th and 14th streets, when she unknowingly dropped her purse at around 2 a.m. A thief then stole her bag and went outside. The bar owner said he has surveillance video of the purse snatching and may even know the crook, who can only be described as a white woman. The thief got away with the victim’s iPhone, a credit card, wallet and $550 in cash.