Cobble Hill–Red Hook
A thug broke into the Sweet Melissa bake shop on Court Street late on April 29, grabbing the cash register, but he fled before he could get it open.
Cops say that the thief entered through the basement of the beloved patisserie near Butler Street at around 11:45 pm, and grabbed the register. But before he could open it, he was spooked by the approach of an employee.
Nonetheless, the would-be thief was arrested the next morning near Douglass and Bond streets by Officer Victor Genao.
Nearly $2,000 was stolen from a filing cabinet inside a Henry Street school on April 29.
A teacher at PS 146 told cops that someone broke into the locked cabinet in the school near Hamilton Avenue at around 3:15 pm and took $1,900 from a pouch. The crime was all captured on camera, but the thief has not been caught in real life.
A thief got away with $4,000 and two laptops from a Henry Street apartment during the day on April 29.
The 31-year-old resident of the unit, which is between Fourth Place and Luquer Street, told cops that she was not home between 9 am and 6:30 pm, when she returned to find the missing property.
A thief took credit cards out of a bargoer’s bag at the Columbia Street joint Moonshine on April 26, cops said.
The 24-year-old victim told police that she was at the bar, which is at Hamilton Avenue, at around 2 am. When she tried to pay for a drink, she noticed that her bag had been pilfered.
A thief swiped the bag from the shoulder of a woman on W. Ninth Street on April 27.
The 41-year-old victim told cops that she had just gotten off the F train at Smith Street at around 9:40 pm and was walking home when a perp sneaked up from behind and took the bag.
She lost $550 and various cards.
— Gersh Kuntzman