A crook masquerading as a real-estate broker scammed a Manhattan woman out of $2,300 that she thought would help her secure a Thames Street apartment.
The crook told the 19-year-old woman that she needed to put down as much money as she had to reserve an apartment between Knickerbocker Street and Porter Avenue on June 4. But on June 11 — after a week without contact with the broker — she alerted police.
A no-good nanny stole an Apple computer, a digital camera, a shirt and a check from a South Third Street woman.
The victim says that the nanny snatched the goods from the apartment, which is between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue, between April 1 and June 13.
Crooks stole seven copper cable lines from a rooftop cellular antenna atop a South Fifth Street residence, snagging $2,250 of the valuable metal.
Thieves struck between April 16 and June 13, taking six copper wires and one copper plate from the rooftop, which is between Hooper and Hewes streets.
A vicious brute mugged a woman as she waited for the L train at the Morgan Avenue station on June 15.
The crook got into the station at around 10:25 am by begging a passerby to give him a free swipe. Once inside the station, which is at the corner of Harrison Place and Morgan Avenue, the thug grabbed his 21-year-old victim by the neck, throwing her to the ground, punching her in the face and ribs.
“Give me your iPod,” he demanded.
The crook fled the station with the victim’s iPod and her wallet, which contained about $45.
A crook stole a laptop from a McKibbin Street apartment on June 12.
The thief struck after 9 am — when the 22-year-old victim left her apartment — and 12:30 the next morning, when she returned computer to find her laptop missing from the kitchen table. Cops say there were no signs of forced entry to the apartment, which is between Seigel and White streets.
A mugger held up a 31-year-old man on the corner of Metropolitan and Morgan avenues on June 14.
The crook grabbed the victim from behind at around 3 am as he walked his home on Frost Street, forcibly removing his cellphone, debit card, IDs, and $60.
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