The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.
Woman Conned Out of Her Jewelry on Flatbush
A crook talked a woman into giving him her jewelry, worth over $4,000, to clean while on Flatbush Avenue, but instead stole it on Nov. 18.
The 33-year-old victim told police that she was on the corner of Prospect Place and Flatbush when she met a man at around 2:20 p.m. who said he knew someone who could clean her jewelry. So, the victim left her jewelry with him, who she could not describe, in his car while she ran to the bank to get money. When she returned, the crook was gone. He got away with her wedding ring, gold chain, earrings and two bracelets, worth $4,660.
iPhone Snatch on Fourth Avenue
A quick-handed thief snatched a man’s cell phone out of his hands while he was entering the door of his Fourth Avenue apartment building on Nov. 15.
The 38-year-old victim told police that he was going into his building, between Baltic and Butler streets, at around 7 p.m. But just as he was walking in, a man snatched his iPhone out of his hands and fled. The victim could only describe the suspect as a black man standing 5-foot-3 with a blue shirt, but there are two cameras in front of the building.
Purse Snatch at Fifth Avenue Bar
A quick-handed crook snatched a woman’s purse from a Fifth Avenue watering hole on Nov. 15.
The 30-year-old victim told police that she was at Uncle Barry’s Bar, between St Marks Place and Bergen Street, when she left her purse on top of the bar and went out to smoke a cigarette at around 10:05 p.m. When she returned five minutes later, she found that someone had taken her purse. The crook, who is described as a Hispanic woman, around 28 years old, 5-foot-7 with black hair and was wearing a white baseball hat, got away with her identification, a $100 wallet, two gift cards and $10 in cash.
Trio Arrested for Shoplifting
Three men were arrested for stealing a jacket worth over $1,000 from a Flatbush Avenue clothing store on Nov. 15.
The owner of Atrium and Kith, a clothing boutique between Dean and Bergen streets, told police that the three men acted together to steal a jacket by Moncler, worth $1,495. At around 11:50 a.m., the trio ages 16, 17 and 18, ran out of the store with the jacket and drove away in a yellow car. Police pulled them over and found the goods under the driver seat and all three were arrested. One of the crooks was also in possession of marijuana.
Fraudulent Check Arrest
Police arrested a 27-year-old woman who tried to cash a fraudulent check from someone else’s account at a Fifth Avenue bank for over $3,000 on Nov. 15.
The 76-year-old victim was notified by a witness, who saw the crook try to cash the fraudulent check for $3,056 at the Citibank on the corner of Eighth Street at around 4:30 p.m. The victim said that she will press charges. The 27-year-old crook was arrested and police also found her to be in possession of marijuana.