Bottle-brandishing brute loots corner store


Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown


A menacing shoplifter stole condoms and cough medicine from a Smith Street corner store on Nov. 28.

The victim told police that he malcontent brandished a broken glass bottle and threatened to stab employees of the Bergen Street store at 2:10 am, before stealing the ill-gotten goods and fleeing. 

Cycle of crime

Cops collared a man for allegedly stealing a washer-dryer from a Hoyt Street building on Nov. 22.

The victim told police that the suspect allegedly broke into the building at the corner of Wyckoff Street just after 7:10 pm, before grabbing a package with the portable spinner and running off.

Police cuffed the man across the street and arrested him on felony burglary charges, according to police reports.

Old but Gold

Some purloiner bagged $16,000 worth of ancient bourbon from a Bond Street home overnight between Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.

The victim told police that the suspect broke into the cellar of the house between Dean and Pacific streets and took several bottles of the very old booze, before fleeing through the front door.

Con Ed con

A charlatan scammed a Brooklyn Bridge Park bakery out of $3,000 on Nov. 27.

The victim told police that the shyster phoned her pretending to represent Con Edison, saying she needed to fork over $3,850 via cryptocurrency or the utility company would cut the power for the Bridge Park Drive business at 8 am, which she did before realizeing the scam. 

Muggin’ for makeup

A sneak stole a woman’s bank cards and went on a shopping spree on Court Street on Nov. 27.

The victim told police that the purloiner bumped into her near Remsen Street at 4 pm, and she realized later that the filcher had taken har bank cards from her bag, which they used to spend $1,000 at a nearby makeup store.