The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.
Apartment Heist: $2 Grand in Jewelry
A robber broke into an apartment on Sixth Avenue and stole electronics and $2,000 worth of jewelry on July 29.
The 47-year-old victim told police that she left her home, between Third and Fourth streets, at around 4 p.m. and didn’t returned until 8:55 p.m. When she arrived to her apartment she found that someone had ransacked it. The apartment door was locked and intact, but police said the crook could have broken in through the front or rear windows. The crook got away with $2,000 worth of assorted jewelry, two Apple laptops, an iPad and a Swiss Army pocketknife.
A woman’s ex-boyfriend admitted to breaking into her Sixth Avenue apartment and stealing her guitar on July 28.
The 50-year-old woman told police that she left her apartment, between First Street and Garfield Place, at around 5 p.m. and when she returned at around 11 p.m. she found that her Gibson guitar was missing. Later, she told police that her ex-boyfriend called her and admitted to the burglary. “If you want your guitar back, give me money for cigarettes, beer and drugs,” the ex-boyfriend said. Police said that the thief broke into the apartment through an unlocked window.
A crook broke into a Fourth Avenue apartment and stole a laptop on July 27.
The victims, two roommates that are 23 and 26 years old, told police that they left their apartment, between 10th and 11th streets, at around 8:45 a.m. When they returned at around 3:50 p.m., they found that their Apple laptop, its charger, iPhone charger and headphones were missing. They told police that their apartment was locked, but the building’s front door can be opened without a key and that their apartment’s window, facing the fire escape was closed but not locked.
iPhone Snatch, Bike Getaway
Two thieves snatched a woman’s cell phone from her hands while she was walking down to Eighth Avenue from the 2/3 train station at Grand Army Plaza and rode away on a mountain bike on July 25.
The 35-year-old victim told police that she exited the train station at around 12:42 a.m., took out her cell phone to make a call as she arrived to the corner of Berkeley Place and Eighth Avenue when a black 15-year-old kid came up from behind and snatched her iPhone. The thief, who was about 5-foot-4 with short hair, meet up with his partner across the street, another 15-year-old black male of the same height, jumped on a white mountain bike and rode south-bound on Eighth Avenue.
Smash and Grab
A thief smashed a car’s window parked in an office supply store’s parking lot on Fourth Avenue and stole a woman’s purse on July 25.
The 31-year-old victim told police that she parked her car in the Staples parking lot, between Third and Fourth streets, at around 6 p.m., leaving her purse on the passenger side floor. When she returned 10 minutes later, she found that someone had smashed the passenger side window and stole her purse. The crook got away with the woman’s driver’s license, three credit cards and two debit cards.