Police Blotter: Thief Steals Camera Delivered to Park Pl. Apartment

Reports from the 78th Precinct.


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

Crook Steals a Package from Building

A thief opened a package delivered to a woman on Park Place and stole the camera and lens inside on Oct. 2.

The 33-year-old victim told police that her landlord told her she had a ripped up package in her garbage, between Sixth and Seventh avenues. When she looked at the package, she found it empty. The crook stole her Cannon camera, about $748, and a Cannon 50MM lens, about $359.

Burglar Climbs Through Carroll St. Window and Steals Cash

A burglar climbed through a Carroll Street apartment window and stole $500 in cash and an Apple laptop over night between Oct. 3 and 4.

The 47-year-old victim told police that she left her apartment, between Third Avenue and the canal, from Oct. 3 10:45 p.m. through Oct. 4 at 3 a.m. When she returned, she found that someone had climbed through her window and stole $400 from her wallet and $100 from a box on the counter. The crook also snatched an Apple laptop.   

A Car Stolen from Prospect Park West

A thief boosted a car parked on Prospect Park West some time between Oct. 4 and 5.

The 47-year-old victim told police that she parked her blue Oldsmobile on the northeast corner of 12th Street and Prospect Park West on Oct. 4 at around 8 a.m. When she returned to get her Cutlass Cruiser on Oct. 5 at around 7:05 a.m., it was gone. There was no broken glass and the police said it wasn’t towed.

Purse Snatch from Department Store

A quick-handed crook snatched a woman’s purse after she left it on a display rack in a Fifth Avenue department store on Oct. 4.

The 44-year-old woman told police that she was shopping at DII on Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street, and at around 1 p.m. she put her purse on the display rack and talked with a salesperson for 15 minutes. When she returned, her purse was gone. The crook got away with her iPhone, her debit cards, driver’s license, keys and $10 in cash.

Crook Steals Employee’s Wallet from Flatbush Restaurant

A thief stole a wallet from an employee of a Flatbush Avenue restaurant on Oct. 4.

The 24-year-old victim told police that she went to work at Burrito Bar, between Prospect and Park places, and put her purse in the back storage area at around 2:30 p.m. When she returned at around 10:30 p.m. to get her purse, she realized that someone had stolen her wallet from inside. The crook got away with $150 in cash, her I.D., debit card and social security card.

Car Boosted from Prospect Park Zoo Parking Lot

A crook stole a car parked in Prospect Park after the owner left the keys in the ignition, but locked the doors on Oct. 6.

The 57-year-old victim told police that she parked her gold Ford Taurus in the Prospect Park Zoo parking lot at around 6:30 p.m. She said that she left the keys in the ignition, but locked the doors. When she returned two and a half hours later, the car was gone.


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