Floral filcher steals plants

84th precinct stationhouse
The 84th Precinct stationhouse in Downtown Brooklyn.
Photo by Kirstyn Brendlen

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights—DUMBO—Boerum Hill—Downtown

Floral filcher steals plants

A thief grabbed some plants and supplies from an Atlantic Avenue shop on June 6.

The victim told police someone lifted up the plastic weather shield outside the store near Clinton Street at about 11:30pm and slipped inside, where, in sight of security cameras, the jerk nabbed scissors, plants, a calculator, flowers and plants, all worth about $1,500.

Faux Hamburglar steals from McD’s

Some jerk dressed pretending to be a McDonald’s worker stole from the store and an employee on Court Street on June 9.

Police said the sneak, wearing a McDonald’s uniform, slipped past the front counter of the fast food restaurant near Livingston Street at about 7:30am, pretending to be an employee. Once he had accessed the back room, he grabbed money from a register and an employee’s Apple AirPods, then slipped out. The victims confirmed later that the jerk was not really a McDonald’s employee.

Bad guy at the bar

A baddie broke into a closed bar on Atlantic Avenue on June 10.

The victim told police someone spotted the jerk slipping into Bohemien Bar near Henry Street through the unlocked front cellar door at 3:15am. Once inside, the punk used a screwdriver to open the safe, where they found and pocketed $8,000 in cash before slipping out the back door.

Assault on uptown train

Some villain allegedly attacked a man at the Clark Street subway station on June 9.

Cops said the victim was riding the northbound 2 train at around 4pm when the alleged assailant punched him, causing him to fall back and hit his head on a pole, then wrapped his hands around the victim’s neck, causing him to pass out.

Police arrested the attacker on the scene, and the victim was taken to NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn for treatment.

Don’t put your purse down!

A purse snatcher stole a purse at the Fulton Street Macy’s on June 7.

The victim told police she was shopping at the department store near Gallatin Place at around 11:30am when she set her purse down for a moment — but the thief was too speedy, nabbing the bag and her wallet and credit cards, then charging more than $1,000 to one of those cards before the victim could cancel her accounts.