Good-for-nothing flies off with fanny pack

88th precinct station house
Photo by Stefano Giovannini


Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Tech store

Cops cuffed a man for allegedly stealing a fanny pack stuffed with tech on Aug. 10.

The victim told police that the suspect punched him at Hanson Place and South Portland Avenue multiple times, before making off with his Nike bag, which had a speaker and a phone charger in it.

Officers searched the area and found the thief, arresting him for robbery. 

Strike like a dove

A burglar in need of a bath stole a batch of Dove shampoo from a CVS on Myrtle Avenue on Aug. 14.

An employee told police that the soap scoundrel grabbed the cleaning contraband from the store near Ashland Place, before punching the employee in the head and running off.

Lady trouble

Cops cuffed a man for allegedly beating his friend at Ingersoll Houses on Aug. 10.

The victim told police that he brought a woman back to his apartment on Carlton Avenue, prompting a fight with his friend, who allegedly punched him in the face and used a scalpel to slice up his back.

First responders took the man to Woodhull Hospital while police cuffed his allegedly brutish buddy.

Identity theft

A prowler in need of a name got what he needed on Aug. 9 when he came upon an unlocked van on DeKalb Avenue.

A pirate looted an unlocked car on DeKalb Avenue on Aug. 9.

The victim told police that he parked his work van near Rockwell Place, but when he returned, he was missing his bag — containing his passport, drivers license, debit and credit cards, and tax and insurance ID for his business.

Vacation blues

A sneak stole a Cannondale bicycle from an empty apartment on Fulton Street sometime between Aug. 6 and Aug. 13.

The victim told police that he and his roommate were both on vacation that week, but when they returned to the apartment near Hudson Avenue, the $2,000 bike had vanished. 

He later told police he had found it listed for sale on Craigslist.

Sparks fly

A purloiner had a speedy escape from a Carlton Avenue apartment after he stole an electric bicycle on Aug 11.

The bike’s rightful owner told police that she had left the two-wheeler locked in the hallway in front of her apartment, but the sneak clipped right through the cable and throttled off. 

Five-minute discount

A bike bandit stole a unattended pedal pusher on Flatbush Avenue on Aug. 14

The victim told police that he left the bike parked and unlocked between DeKalb Avenue and Fulton Street for about five minutes — but in that time, a thief nabbed the bike, worth more than $1,600, and rode off.

Revving the engine

A purloiner made off with a parked motorcycle from Clermont Avenue on Aug. 15.

The victim told police that he left the BMW bike parked on Willoughby Avenue just after midnight, and was gone without a trace when he returned the following afternoon.