Jewel thieves hit John Street store

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Silver stealers

Creepy crooks snuck into a jewelry store on John Street and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and a bike on July 15.

Police say surveillance videos from the showroom between Jay and Bridge streets show multiple burglars climbing through the window of the second floor at 8 pm.

The sneaky thieves took off with $1,000 worth of silver jewelry and a $1,000 bicycle, the victim told police.

Deadly dinner

Police arrested a man who they say threatened a woman with a gun and stole her iPhone and MacBook during her outdoor dinner at a Bond Street restaurant on July 19.

The victim told cops she was seated outdoors at the eatery between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street at 4:06 pm when she was approached by the man.

“Don’t do anything, do say anything, don’t move,” he allegedly said to her as he displayed a silver firearm. She handed over her iPhone and MacBook and he fled. Police arrested a suspect a short time later.

Museum heist

A thief stole valuable casings from the Transit Museum on Schermerhorn Street sometime between July 13 and 15.

An employee at the museum at Boerum Place told police that the two glass lightbulb casings were missing when he came into work on July 16. The casings are worth $750 each, police say.

Chain-snatch train

A bandit stole a man’s chain right off of his neck on a 2 train in the Borough Hall station on July 17.

The victim told police he was on the train near Joralemon and Court streets at 2:17 pm when the thief ripped the $400 chain off of his neck and dashed out of the train.

The man 53-year-old man gave chase and caught up with the crook, but suffered a cut to the left forearm as a result.

Church jerk

A sinning purse snatcher stole a woman’s pocketbook in a church on Remsen Street on July 21.

The victim told police that she was in the church between Henry and Clinton streets at 2:45 pm when she briefly put her purse down on the pew. When she returned, the purse was gone, along with $80 and several credit cards that were inside of it.

— Alfred Ng

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