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Cops: Houseguest steals and pawns owner’s jewelry

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90th Precinct

Southside–Bushwick

Bad house guest

A man was arrested after he allegedly stole jewelry from an acquaintence’s Wilson Street house on Oct. 2 and sold it at a pawn shop.

According to the district attorney’s office, the resident of the home at the corner of Bedford Avenue found several pieces of jewlery missing after the man left at 11:59 pm. Police tracked the jewelry down to a neighborhood pawn shop and the resident of the apartment was able to identify the goods.

The man was charged with grand larceny, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Heavy purse

Police arrested a man who they say snatched a purse off a woman’s arm on Marcy Avenue on Oct. 10.

Officials say the woman was near Rodney Street at 12:15 am when the man attacked attacked her, trying to pull the handbag off of her arm. The woman struggled, but the alleged robber eventually prevailed and took off with the purse, cops said.

The man was charged with robbery, grand larceny, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, menacing and harassment.

Hair today

A woman was arrested after the security guard at a Flushing Avenue drugstore caught her stealing hair products on Oct. 8, cops claim.

According to the district attorney’s office, the woman walked into the store between Throop Avenue and Broadway at 3:14 pm and put a hair styler in her bag.

Police arrested the woman and charged her with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

— Danielle Furfaro

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Reasonable discourse

Joe Reagan from Chicago, Illinois says:
The man has no respect nor sense of gratitude. After he was welcomed in the house, all he could think of was steal from the hospitable owners. What kind of man would do that?
Dec. 7, 2013, 11 pm

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