Thrown off the scent
Cops have given up the hunt for the thief who stole a doggie-sized New York Giants jersey from a Fifth Avenue pet store on Nov. 8.
An employee told police that the suspect waltzed into the shop between 12th and 13th streets at 5:30 pm, grabbed the tiny canine football uniform, and fled.
No arrests have been made in the heist, and the case has since been closed, according to police.
Cell to cell
Cops bagged a suspect for allegedly beating a man and stealing his cellphone on Sixth Street on Nov. 12.
The victim told police that he was charging his phone between Third and Fourth avenues at 6 pm when the suspect accused him of stealing his cell and then socked him. Amid the ensuing scuffle, the victim’s phone fell onto the ground, and his attacker snagged it before fleeing, cops said.
The victim contacted police not long after the robbery, who took him on a search during which he was able to identify his attacker, according to police.
Upon his arrest, a search of the suspect didn’t find the stolen phone, but the victim soon spotted it on the ground nearby, cops said.
Cops are hunting a knave who they say stole a man’s bike he chained up on Ninth Street on Nov. 10.
The victim told police that he left his bike locked between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 5 am, and returned around noon to find it was missing.
Authorities busted a man for allegedly smoking a blunt while driving along Third Street on Nov. 9.
The arresting officer reported spotting the suspect’s 2001 Mitsubishi four-door near Third Avenue at 11:55 pm, where it was swerving erratically over the double yellow line at a blistering speed.
Upon stopping the car, the patrolman says he found the suspect in possession of a cigar filled with pot — and a open arrest warrant, cops said.
Cops have called off the search for the rascal who busted the rear window of a woman’s car on Sterling Place on Nov. 4.
The victim parked her car between Vanderbilt and Flatbush avenues at 7:30 pm, and returned less than an hour later to find her rear passenger-side window smashed, police said.
Police closed the case after failing to make an arrest, cops said.
Case the joint
Cops arrested a 17-year-old boy for allegedly showing off his reefer inside a Third Avenue housing complex on Nov. 7.
The arresting officer reported that he was between Willie McDonald Way and Baltic Street at 5:05 pm when he spotted the young man flashing a bag of weed in plain sight.
After detaining the youth, the patrolman discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest, according to police.
Investigators have thrown up their hands in the case of a Nov. 7 bike theft on Eighth Street.
The victim told cops that she left her Trek bike locked near Sixth Avenue at 8 am, and returned at around noon to find her chain snapped and her bike vanished.
The stolen bike remains missing and no arrests have been made, according to police.
— Colin Mixson