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Police Blotter: Thief Steals Cash, Cell Phone, and Wallets at Gowanus Studio Party

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.

Thief Crashes Gowanus Gallery Party 

A thief stole $90 in cash, credit cards, debit cards, and a cell phone from a Seventh Street gallery during a party on Feb. 24.

The 31-year-old victim told police that she was hosting a party at the Gowanus Studio Space on Seventh Street, between Second and Third avenues, but at around 1:10 a.m. a guest became a thief. The crook stole three debit cards, a credit card, 20 keys, a cell phone and $90 in cash from behind the bar set up in the studio space. After the heist, the crook fled.

At the same party in the Gowanus Studio Space, the thief also stole $45, credit cards, driver’s license, bag and wallet from another woman on Feb. 24. 

The 22-year-old victim told police that while at the party, the guest-turned-crook also stole her leather purse at around 1:11 a.m. The crook stole the victim’s belongings, which were also behind the bar and got away with the her purse, wallet, credit cards, driver’s license, health insurance card, and $45 in cash. 

Gym Rat Crook

A thief stole $35 cash, two credit cards and a debit card from a man’s locker at the Ninth Street YMCA Feb. 23.

The 54-year-old victim told police that he put his belongings inside a locker while at the YMCA, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, before going to workout at around 12 p.m. and made sure the lock was secured. When he returned from his workout at around 1:30 p.m., he found that someone had broken into his locker and stole $35 cash, a debit card and two credit cards. His bank notified him that the crook also used his cards at Best Buy, Metro PCS, and Auto Zone. 

Bill lombard March 03, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Hello, this is brooklyn, not Wisconsin where you grew up. You have to secure your valuables in your "art space" or whatever your self important thing is.

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