Yet another thief has plied his pernicious trade inside New York Methodist Hospital, swiping a wallet from a medical professional early on June 14.
In what seems to be a weekly occurrence in these pages, the thief waited until the nurse answered a page just after midnight, taking her billfold and ringing up $500 in charges before she could cancel her cards.
There have been at least five such incidents this year inside the hospital, which is on Sixth Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues.
A thief swiped an iPad from a man when his Manhattan-bound 3 train stopped at Bergen Street on June 19.
The victim, 52, told cops that he was on the train at around 4:25 pm when a man approached, grabbed the fancy digital reader and jumped off the train just as it was about to pull out.
The station is, interestingly enough, directly under the 78th Precinct stationhouse.
Cops are looking for a 5-foot-5, 120-pound black teenager with short black hair in a Caesar cut.
Bike nab it
A thief rolled off with a fancy bike after stealing the chained up set of wheels from Union Street on June 14.
The owner of the $2,500 racing bike told cops that he locked it to a pole between Sixth and Seventh avenues at around 6:30 pm. When he returned 20 minutes later, the Klein Mantra roadster was gone.
A thief busted into a Toyota on President Street overnight on June 15, getting away with a navigation system and cool shades.
The victim told cops that he parked the Rav4 between Third and Fourth avenues at around 11 pm, but when he returned at 7 am the next day, he discovered that the window had been busted, and the GPS device, Ray Ban sunglasses, an electric scooter and CDs had been swiped.
Some thief swiped the donation box out of the Lefferts Historic Home inside Prospect Park on June 19, getting $200 and depressing generations of kids who have learned the positive parts of American history inside the 17th-century structure.
Cops say that the thief entered the restored Dutch farmhouse, just off Flatbush Avenue near Empire Boulevard, shortly after it opened for the day, and grabbed the cash box near the door.
The cracked-open box was found about 150 feet away — minus the $200 it had held.
The incident is a horrifying reminder that the modern world can sometimes infect Brooklyn’s glorious Dutch past.
— Gersh Kuntzman