Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Havoc in the Heights
There were a flurry of burglaries in Brooklyn Heights over the holidays and in the new year, following a spate of break-ins in the nabe last month. Here’s the rundown:
• A pirate entered a Hicks Street apartment on Dec. 21 and took a handful of pricey jewelry.
The sneak broke into the residence between State and Joralemon streets between 3 and 6 pm and stole a Bell and Ross watch, wedding ring, topaz diamond ring, diamond necklace, Tory Burch purse, diamond bracelet and checkbook, cops said. There were no signs of forced entry, according to police.
• Then, a looter took a laptop and an expensive watch from a Henry Street apartment on Jan. 3.
The resident left his abode between State and Joralemon streets at 9:30 am and received a call from a neighbor at 5 pm who noticed that two of his doors were broken in. Upon rushing home, he discovered that his computer and timepiece had been taken, authorities said.
• Cops cuffed a guy who allegedly broke into a Montague Street eatery and stole $1,000 from the register on Jan. 4.
The filcher smashed the front door of the shop between Hicks and Henry streets around 1:40 am and took the cash from the register, police said.
• Police arrested a guy after a passerby noticed him allegedly trying to gain access to a State Street building on Jan. 5.
The witness told police they saw the suspect entering the residence near Clinton Street around 1:07 pm by kicking in the white metal lock box containing a key. He took the key and opened the front door, and then kicked the second door in, according to a report.
• A crook stole a woman’s laptop from her Sidney Place apartment on Jan. 6.
The lady left her computer in the residence by Livingston Street at 8 am returned home to find it gone, authorities said.
A thirsty thief broke into a Main Street building and stole a $2,000 bottle of wine after guzzling down a can of Vintage brand seltzer on Jan. 1.
The weasel entered the third-floor window of the structure between Water and Front streets at 8:06 pm and was caught on camera drinking the carbonated beverage and lifting the pricey Butternut chardonnay from the fridge, according to a report.
A pair of punks snatched five phones from display cases in a Jay Street cellphone store on Jan. 7.
The two men entered the store by Willoughby Street at 2:20 pm, and one of the scoundrels asked a staff member questions about opening an account while the other snapped off the cables connecting five cells.
The alarm beeped on one of the phones and the worker focused his attention on the worms, but was unable to catch them before they ran out of the store with the loot, according to a report.
— Lauren Gill