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Police Blotter: Burglar Steals Gold and Cash from 15th Street Home

Reports from the NYPD’s 78th Precinct.

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

Burglar Steals Gold and Cash 

A burglar snatched $300 in cash, a gold necklace and a gold ring from a man’s living room in a 15th Street apartment on Sept. 17.

The 26-year-old victim told police that he left his apartment, between Fourth and Fifth avenues, at around 9 a.m. and did not return until 9 p.m. When he came back home, he found that his gold chain worth $2,000, a $500 gold ring and $300 in cash was stolen from his living room. There were no signs of forced entry. 

Burglary Attempt 

A few burglars tried to break into a Second Street home on Sept. 17 but were scared off by the owner.

The 29-year-old victim told police that she was at home, between Fourth and Fifth avenues, working at around 2:01 p.m. when she heard a couple crooks trying to push in her rear window air conditioner. She screamed and the burglars ran away. 

Thief in The Night 

A burglar broke into a 10th Street apartment while the victim was sleeping and stole some electronics on Sept. 17.

The 27-year-old victim told police that she went to bed at around midnight in her apartment between Third and Fourth avenues. When she woke up at around 7 a.m. she found that the window was wide open and her front door was propped ajar with a brick. The thief in the night stole the victim’s 47-inch TV, a Nintendo Wii and a video game. 

Check Mate 

A former employee of a 13th Street medical center fraudulently deposited two of the business’ checks for a total of $4,900 into her personal account between Sept. 18 and Sept. 20.

The accountant for Park Slope Medical Center was doing the payroll when she noticed that a former employee had deposited two checks into her own bank account. The first check, which was signed by the owner the center between Sixth and Seventh avenues and was meant for the doctor’s insurance plan, was left blank, but the crook wrote it for $2,900 and took it as hers. The second check was supposed to be for the crook, but instead of $1,000, the crook changed the amount to $2,000. 

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