Cops cuff man for alleged ATM heist


Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Money grab

Cops cuffed a man for allegedly stealing an ATM machine in front of a Smith Street grocery store on Jan. 25.

Patrolling officers found the man after he allegedly put the machine from the store on the corner of Union Street into his van at around 3:30 am. 

Police found him 20 minutes later in Clinton Hill and charged him with possession of stolen property, reckless driving, and petty larceny, among other charges. 

Package pilferer

A bandit snatched two packages from a First Place stoop sometime between Jan. 20 and 26.

The victim told police that the thief snagged the two boxes, containing $44 worth of nose-cleansing salt and a $145 massage gun, from the stoop between Court and Smith streets sometime between 3:10 pm on Jan. 20 and 6:40 pm on Jan. 26.

Food filcher

A burglar ran off with $29 worth of food in front of an Imlay Street building on Jan. 27.

The victim told police that the bandit snatched 30 pitas, three loaves of bread, and four quarts of milk that had been delivered to the building between Verona and Pioneer streets at 7 am before biking away. 

Kids clothes crook

A thief ran off with $778 worth of kids clothes from a store on Smith Street on Jan. 23. 

An employee told police that the lout snagged 25 girls’ bike shorts, a kids’ fur coat, and several articles of multicolored clothing from the store between Court and Clinton street at 3:23 pm, before running off.