Book ‘em! Thieves break into library!

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Book drama

A thief stole equipment from a library undergoing lengthy renovations on Sixth Avenue last week.

A contractor — who was doing renovations near Ninth Street — told cops that he left the building at 11 am on Aug. 22, and came back a couple days later to discover that someone had cut a chain and broken into the worksite.

Closer inspection revealed that the thug had snatched $10,000 worth of window grilles.

Teen thug

A teenage crook snatched a cellphone from a straphanger on Flatbush Avenue on Aug. 22.

The 31-year-old victim told cops that she was riding the 2 train near Grand Army Plaza at 9:20 pm when the thug grabbed the phone from her hand and ran out of the station.

Bike snatch

A jerk stole a fancy bike from a man on Second Street last week.

The 34-year-old victim told cops he left his $925 Allez bike in a parking lot next to his apartment near Fourth Street at noon on Aug. 19. He came back a week later — and it was gone.

Fancy thief

A thief with designer taste snatched some clothes from a car on St. Johns Place overnight on Aug. 25.

The 49-year-old victim told cops that she parked and locked her 1999 blue Honda Accord near Sixth Avenue at 9:30 pm, went home and came back the next day at 8:30 am to find that a crook had taken $2,650 worth of Anne Taylor clothes, $950 designer sunglasses and a bunch of CDs.


A jerk jacked a cellphone from a straphanger on the G train near the Fourth Avenue station on Aug. 24 — but didn’t get far, cops said.

The 18-year-old victim told cops he was on the train near Ninth Street at 8:40 pm when a man snatched his iPhone and ran out of the station. Cops soon caught up to a 19-year-old suspect and arrested him the same night.

Culinary caper

A crook snatched a purse from a restaurant-goer on Seventh Avenue on Aug. 24.

The 36-year-old victim told cops that she hung her blue leather purse on the back of a chair at Sette Enoteca near Third Street at 2:15 pm and looked away for five minutes. That was enough time for the jerk to snatch the bag — and the pink digital camera and cellphone inside.

Bad ride

A motorcycle thief swiped a chopper from President Street on Aug. 25.

The 30-year-old victim, who, even more depressingly, is from Tarrytown, told cops that he parked his red 2003 Honda motorbike near Fifth Avenue at around 2:30 pm, but it was gone four hours later.

My jeans

Two crooks swiped a woman’s purse on St. Johns Place on Aug. 22.

The 26-year-old victim told cops that she had left a brown handbag — full of credit cards, makeup and J. Crew jeans — in front of her house near Seventh Avenue at 10 pm when two thugs stole it and fled in a black car.

Café crooks

Two thieves snatched a laptop from a lady at a cafe on Berkeley Place on Aug 23.

The 34-year-old victim told cops that she was sitting outside near Seventh Avenue at 5:45 pm when two men walked up — and one of them grabbed an $800 Apple computer right from her hands.

On camera

A crook jacked a fancy camera from a film studio on President Street.

A 21-year-old employee told cops that a man strolled into Reel Works Filmmaking near Third Avenue at 11 am, opened a storage closet and walked out with a $6,000 Sony camera.

— Natalie O’Neill