The following information was supplied by the NYPD's 78th Precinct. It does not indicate a conviction.
Eighth Avenue Apartment Burglarized
A burglar stole over $5,000 in electronics and jewelry from an Eighth Avenue apartment on Feb. 25.
The victim told police that their 34-year-old babysitter was with the children in the house, between Seventh and Eighth streets, but had left at around 9:30 a.m. and did not return until 12:30 p.m. When she returned, she found that someone had broken in and stole a bounty of electronics and jewelry, worth a total of $5,000. The crook got away with an iPad, Apple laptop, Sony video camera, Nikon camera, a designer wallet, a wedding ring and three other pieces of jewelry and two credit cards.
The Pink Purse Snatcher
A quick-handed thief snatched a woman’s $500 purse while at a Union Street bar on Feb. 22.
The 29-year-old victim told police that she was at Union Hall, near Fifth Avenue, when at around midnight she went to the bathroom to wash her hands, but left her bag. When she returned minutes later, the pink handbag worth $500 was gone. The thief also got away with an iPad, her passport, four credit cards, Japanese driver’s license, eyeglasses, and $150 in cash.
E-Crook Steals $23,000
A crafty crook transferred $23,000 from a woman’s account after posing as her husband online on Feb. 20.
The 33-year-old victim told police that an unknown person gained access to her e-mail account and also set up another account to impersonate her husband. At around 11 a.m., the crook sent a request from the fake husband’s e-mail to request a money transfer to an unknown account for $23,000. The bank recovered 90 percent of the money stolen.