Bandits nab $18,000 in jewels

60th precinct
Photo by Jessica Parks


Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Diamond mine

Bandits nabbed a diamond ring and bracelet from a vacant Ocean Parkway apartment on April 23. 

The victim told police that the thieves broke in through an open kitchen window of the home between Avenue Z and Murdock Court and snagged over $18,000 worth of items. 

Maintenance flea

Weasels swiped $50,000 worth of equipment from a Surf Ave public housing complex on April 24. 

An employee told police that the raiders broke into the maintenance room of the complex between W. 29th and W. 32nd streets through a side window at around 7 am by removing an A/C unit, before grabbing the contraband and fleeing.

Scrap metal 

Pilferers snagged a catalytic converter from a car parked on Shore Parkway on April 21. 

Police say that surveillance shows another vehicle parked behind the car between Brighton Third Street and Ocean Parkway at around 4 pm while the bandits got out and nabbed the $1,000 car part.