Thief snatches purse from Vanderbilt Avenue wine shop

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

77th Precinct

Prospect Heights

Purse pull

A sneaky thief stole a woman’s purse from a wine shop on Vanderbilt Avenue on Jan. 19.

The victim told cops that she put her purse behind the counter of Wine Exchange, which is between Dean and Bergen streets, at 3 pm. But 15 minutes later, someone stole it and ran out the door.


A crafty crook stole thousands of dollars of electronics from a new restaurant on Vanderbilt Avenue on Jan. 19.

The owner of the Sunburnt Calf, which is between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue, told cops that he left his MacBook and iPhone on a table in the restaurant when he went to use the bathroom at 10:15 am. When he returned five minutes later, he discovered the Apple products were gone.

— Eli Rosenberg

Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Reader Feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.