Mail thief loots Carroll Street stoop


Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

You’ve got mail!

A crook nabbed five boxes filled with envelopes from a Carroll Street stoop on Sept. 12.

The victim told police that he saw surveillance footage of the porch pirate grabbing the boxes filled with $108 worth of envelopes from his stoop between Hoyt and Bond streets sometime between 1:45 pm and 4:50 pm.

Van gone

A treasure hunter stole a $3,700 art piece from a Van Brunt Street gallery sometime between Aug. 29 and Aug. 30.

The artist told police that the thief broke into the art gallery by Beard Street and stole the original oil painting on linen from the store sometime between 6 pm on Aug. 29 and 12:30 pm on Aug. 30.

Fruit cart looter

A thief stole the permit of a fruit vendor from his Douglas Street cart on Sept. 9.

The vendor told police that he left his card on his mobile fruit cart that was parked by Hoyt Street, but when he looked away, a bandit snagged the card at about 6:10 pm. 

White collar crime

A pirate snatched nearly $1,500 worth of clothes from a Smith Street boutique on Sept. 14.

An employee told police that she was cleaning up the dressing room when the burglar must have come in and snatched six pairs of jeans and two sweatshirts worth $1,458 total from the store by Pacific Street at around 3 pm.