Germophobic thieves nab hand sanitizer from school


Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Clean escape 

A group of pilferers nabbed hand sanitizer from outside a Henry Street school on Oct. 17.

An employee told police that the group pried open the gate to the school on Mill Street at about 3:10 pm and snagged a large hand sanitizer dispenser and a stool worth $137 total.

Hairy situation

A sneak thief nabbed 21 bottles of shampoo from a Smith Street pharmacy on Oct. 20.

An employee told police that the burglar put $105 worth of shampoo into his shopping basket at the store near Warren Street at 12:15 pm, before walking out without paying.

Car break-in

A looter stole nearly $700 worth of goods from a car on Union Street on Oct. 19.

The victim told police that the bandit broke one of the windows of his 2020 Toyota parked by Bond Street between 7 am and 1 pm and stole a digital walkman, headphones, sunglasses, and a backpack, worth $695 total.

What a tool! 

A thief snatched tools from inside a parked car on Dwight Street on Oct. 17.

The victim told police that perp opened the driver’s side door of his company’s van near Verona Street at around 2:45 pm, and stole three saws and a hand drill, worth $800 total.