Police nab teen lottery looter


Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Out of luck

Cops cuffed a teen for allegedly stealing a batch of lottery tickets at a Clinton Street bodega on March 7.

The store owner told police that the suspect and another guy allegedly took two cases of scratch tickets from the store at Atlantic Avenue at around 8:40 pm, before making off with $14,600 worth of ill-gotten goods. 

Police caught up with one of the suspects two blocks down at Aitken Place and arrested him on felony robbery charges, according to police reports. 

First raid

A looter raided a Fulton Mall medical office on the night of March 4.

The victim told police that the invader yanked open the front door of the storefront near Boerum Place and stole $3,500 worth of medical equipment.

Lucked out!

Some rogue ransacked a MetroTech news stand on the night of March 9.

The victim told police that the thief broke into the shop between Duffield and Bridge streets and stole cash and scratch cards worth more than $12,000.

Postal pilferer

A mail thief cleared out a St. Marks Place brownstone on March 14.

The victim told police that the bandit cracked the front door of the residence between Third and Fourth avenues just before 10 am and emptied out the letter boxes.

Elder abuse

Some lousy swindler defrauded a senior citizen out of $12,500 on March 9.

The 64-year-old victim told police that a mystery woman called her around 1:40 pm and said her daughter had got into a car crash and needed the money as bail, prompting her to make a payment to the shyster at a Montague Street bank before realizing the call had been a scam.

Five-finger discount

Police arrested a woman for allegedly shoplifting at a Fulton Mall department store on March 13.

A worker told police that the suspect allegedly took a bracelet, necklace, phone sanitizer, a sanitizer wand, and coffee from the shop between Gallatin Place and Hoyt Street just after 7 pm.

Cops collared the woman on the scene on felony grand larceny charges, according to police reports.