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Police Blotter: Burglar Steals $4K in Electronics and Jewelry from 4th St. Apartment

Reports from the 78th Precinct.

The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.

Burglar Steals $4K in Electronics and Jewelry from 4th Street Apartment

A burglar broke into a Fourth Street apartment and stole over $4,000 in electronics, jewelry, and cash on Jan. 15. 

The three victims, all in their 30s, told police that they left their apartment, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, at 8:30 a.m. and didn’t return until 7:05 p.m. When they came back to their home, they found it burglarized. A crook broke in through the back window off the fire escape and stole three Apple laptops, a camera, assorted jewelry, and $150 in cash. The crook fled through the front door.

Teacher’s Wallet Stolen

A crook stole a teacher’s bankcard, driver’s license, and cash from a cabinet in her classroom inside a Seventh Avenue high school on Jan. 16.

The 53-year-old teacher, who works at Park Slope Collegiate on the John Jay campus between Fourth and Fifth streets, told police that she put her belongings inside a cabinet in her classroom at around 3 p.m. but did not lock it. When she returned 20 minutes later, she found that someone had snatched her belongings. The crook got away with her driver’s license, bankcard and $36 in cash. 

Laptop Snatched from Fifth Ave Bar

A crook snatched a man’s laptop after he left it in a Fifth Avenue bar on Jan. 12.

The 29-year-old victim told police that he was hanging out at Bar Reis, between Fifth and Sixth streets, and put his backpack, with an Apple laptop inside, behind his chair. After a while, the victim left at around 2:30 p.m., forgetting his backpack and laptop. When he returned, the laptop was gone. 

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