84th Precinct: Bag thief at the dance battle

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


Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Bag thief at the dance battle

Some sneak stole a woman’s purse at a dance battle on Bridge Street on Jan. 21. 

Cops said the victim arrived at the late-night event near Plymouth Street at 11:30pm and set her bag down on a chair while she took in the action. About two hours later, she went to grab the purse and realized it was missing from the chair. She ran outside to search for the bag, and found it empty and dumped in a nearby trash can. She later got a notification that someone had attempted to charge a purchase on her credit card, and promptly cancelled the rest of her missing credit and debit cards.

 Gym locker break-in

A thief broke into a locker at a Boerum Hill gym and stole a bunch of personal items on Jan. 20.

The victim told police he arrived at his Boerum Place gym at 3:45pm and locked up his iPhone, passport, and credit cards while he worked out. At 5pm, when he walked back into the locker room, he found that someone had clipped the lock and grabbed all his belongings — which were worth $1,4000 in total. 

Lock your car!

A criminal stole a car left running on Hicks Street on Jan. 17.

Police said the driver turned his 2017 Mazda on to warm it up and left it unlocked and running near State Street at 9:45pm. Fifteen minutes later, when he was ready to head out, the vehicle had vanished. Luckily, cops used license plate recognition to track the stolen car across the Verrazzano Bridge, and police in Newark, New Jersey later found it stashed on a street.

Luxury leather lost

Some big-time burglar stole a load of fancy coats from a Fulton Street store on Jan. 22. 

Employees told cops the jerk walked into the Banana Republic Factory store near Bridge Street at 6pm with one target in mind: the leather jackets. The thief quickly grabbed three leather coats, worth $500 a piece, stashed them in a large bag, and headed for the door.