A 12-year-old stole another kid’s bike on West 12th Street on June 17.
The 11-year-old victim told police that he was riding on the corner of West 12th Street and Bay Ridge Parkway at 3:15 p.m. when the pint-sized perp approached him and asked him if he could ride the bike. The victim said no, and the kid slapped him, pushed him off the bike, and rode away, according to authorities.
A con artist swindled a woman out of $24,500 by calling her 71st Street residence on June 26, and telling her that her social security number had been compromised.
The victim told police that the scammer called her at her apartment between 21st Avenue and Bay Parkway at 10:30 a.m., and had claimed to be an officer from the 69th precinct. The phony told the victim that her name had been associated with money laundering and drug tracking in Texas, and advised her to get a new social security number, she told police. Meanwhile, the crook’s co-conspirator convinced the victim to transfer her money into a Chase Bank account, taking all her cash, authorities report.
A sneak thief climbed through a woman’s window on June 29, nabbing her credit card and designer-brand wallet from the 18th Avenue residence.
The victim told police that she heard the filcher in her kitchen between Benson Avenue and 86th Street at around 1:45 a.m. The woman went to the kitchen to find her window open and her wallet and credit card gone, police say.
A veggie villain broke into a parked truck carrying wholesale vegetables on Shore Parkway on June 29 and threw the fresh produce on the ground!
The driver told police that when he returned to his truck parked between Eugene R. Romano Lane and Bay 44th Street at 3:10 p.m., he discovered the crook had broken into the back door and thrown his tomatoes, green grapes, and red grapes on the ground. Police claim that the food filcher fled, and no suspects have been found.
— Rose Adams