The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.
iPhone Snatch on Fourth Ave.
A quick-handed thief snatched a woman’s cell phone from her hands while she was walking along Fourth Avenue on Sept. 4.
The 26-year-old woman told police that she was walking between Fifth and Sixth streets at around 8:40 p.m. when a black teenage boy, who is described as about 16 years old, 6-foot, 180 lbs. and with an afro, walked up to her and said, “Give me your iPhone, you f@*king b@#ch.” He then ripped her iPhone out of her hands. She tried to get it back, but he kicked her and ran northbound on Fourth Avenue towards Staples and made a left on Third Street.
Library Laptop Heist
A thief stole a library-goer’s laptop from a table in the Pacific Library on Fourth Avenue on Sept. 4.
The 32-year-old victim told police that she was using her PC laptop at one of the library’s tables, between Pacific and Dean streets, at around 3 p.m. She went to use the copier and left her computer on the table. But, when she returned her laptop was gone.
Smash ‘N Grab
A crook smashed a car window and stole an official’s shield, an $800 watch, a suit and jewelry from a car parked on Fifth Avenue some time between Sept. 5 and 6.
The 35-year-old victim told police that he parked his Toyota between Union and President streets at around 10 p.m. and did not return until the next day, Sept. 6 at 6:45 a.m. When he returned, he found that someone had smashed his sedan’s passenger-side window and made off with two bags filled with expensive belongings. The crook got away with the man’s Deputy Attorney General shield, an $800 watch, a suit, a dress shirt, a designer belt and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
Bike Riding iPhone Snatcher
A bike-riding thief rode up to a woman walking along Eighth Avenue, snatched her cell phone out of her hands and rode towards Prospect Park on Sept. 6.
The 24-year-old victim told police that she was walking southbound on Eighth Avenue when at around 10:40 p.m. she approached Fourth Street when a black teenager, who was wearing a black hat and black clothes, rode up to her on a bike and snatched her iPhone out of her hands and rode off towards Prospect Park West. She also said that the crook was about 16 to 18 years old, was riding a black bike and had an accomplice with him also riding a bike.