84th Precinct: ATM thieves at large

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


Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

ATM thieves at large

Cops are looking for three men who stole an ATM from a Brooklyn Heights bodega on Jan. 8.

The owner of Champion Deli & Grocery reported that two perps entered the store at around 10:40 p.m. and proceeded to lift the machine worth $1,000 out of the store. The men placed the ATM into the back of a white Dodge Caravan, in which a third perp was behind the wheel waiting as the getaway driver.

The store clerk said he followed the men out of the store to stop them but retreated after being threatened by one of the men who told him to “get the f–k back.” The getaway vehicle then headed westbound on Atlantic Avenue towards the BQE. 

According to investigating officers, the ATM had no tracking number and contained an undisclosed amount of cash. At the time of the report, no surveillance camera footage was available.

Copper nicked from construction site

A thief stole $10,000 worth of copper and brass from a Boerum Hill construction site on Jan. 8.

The construction company said the items were last seen at around 4 p.m. when the site shut down for the evening. The following morning, workers noticed that several brass and copper pieces had been taken from the site and alerted authorities.

Cops said there was no forced entry to the site and that the location was accessible to multiple people. Nearby security camera footage is being reviewed to catch the suspect, according to officers.

Dough the wrong thing

A group of seven men robbed a delivery man of two pizzas while he was making a drop-off in Downtown on Jan. 13.

The victim told cops that he was surrounded by the group of men at around 10:30 p.m. as he was making a delivery stop at 234 Sands Street. Fearing for his safety, he began to run towards his vehicle when the group of seven started to chase him.

The delivery driver managed to get away but had the two pizzas he was delivering stolen from him. Cops have yet to identify the men involved after a canvas of the area that night yield negative results.