The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.
The Penny Burglar
A burglar stole a collection of change from an apartment on Eighth Avenue Feb. 11.
The 51-year-old victim told police that he left his apartment, between Third and Fourth streets, at around 7:40 a.m. and locked his front door, but left his back window open. When he returned home at around 9:15 p.m., he found the front door unlocked and his coin collection, worth $20, was missing.
A crook boosted a car from its parking spot on Third Avenue sometime between Feb. 6 and 15.
The 44-year-old victim told police that he parked his red Subaru on the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Douglass Street at around 11 a.m. on Feb. 6. The victim said that he locked all the doors and windows before leaving. When he returned to his car Feb. 15 at 7:30 a.m., it was gone. There was no broken glass on the scene, and he has no outstanding parking tickets. Police said it was not towed.
An identity thief opened a credit card using a 12th Street resident’s name and information and charged over $2,000 on Feb. 4.
The 52-year-old victim told police that a woman has tried to open various credit cards under her name, Kohl’s, Toys “R” Us, Home Depot, etc., but successfully opened one at Sears. On Feb. 4, the crook charged $2,700 on that card without authorization.
Check Forged for Almost $5K
A crook chased a forged check at Chase Bank on Seventh Avenue for almost $5,000 on Jan. 19.
The 32-year-old victim told police that he did not lose his checkbook or any checks, but somehow an unidentified man was able to forge a check from his account. On Jan. 19, the unidentified man went into the Chase Bank near Carroll Street and cashed a check from the victim’s account for $4,700.