Three crooks calmly looted an unlocked college dorm room in the famous St. George hotel building on Henry Street on April 25.
Inhabitants of the triple room left at 8:30 pm, and like undergrads nationwide, didn’t bother to lock the door. When they came back at 10:10, two laptops and a pair of cellphones were missing.
Video cameras recorded the three men entering the room empty-handed and exiting it laden with the technology.
Burglars broke into a State Street apartment on May 1 and stole a computer and cigars.
The inhabitant of the apartment, between Third and Flatbush avenues, told police he was not home between 3:15 and 5:30 pm. Damage done to his front door alerted him that he had had a visitor while he was out.
Upon inspecting his residence, he saw that his laptop and assorted cheroots were stolen.
A shoplifter stole 15 pairs of designer jeans from a Smith Street retailer on May 1.
It was a hit-and-run crime — the thief entered the store, between Dean and Bergen streets, grabbed the denim, and made a quick exit at 2 pm.
To the hilt
Knife-wielding ruffians mugged a man on the Flatbush Avenue Extension on May 2.
The villains grabbed the teenage victim by the neck at 2:25 pm, threw him to the wall near the corner of Fleet Street, and pressed their knife blades to his ribcage, thought they didn’t cut him. The victim gave up his phone.
A pharmacy on Court Street was robbed on May 3 by a frenetic robber.
After filling his coat with boxes of toiletries and cosmetics at 9:12 am, the crook was seen running around the store, near the corner of Joralemon Street, hopping over the counter and waving a knife at any employee who came to close.
No one saw any value in trying to be a hero to stop the man from escaping with Claritin and teeth-whitening strips, so he was able to flee.
Feet of fury
A burglar broke into a State Street house by kicking a hole through the garden level door on either April 28 or 29.
The villain ripped off a contractor employed to renovate the house between Clinton and Court streets, taking a bevy of tools stowed away in the basement, but nothing from the resident.
The contractor told police that the theft occurred between 10 am on April 28 and 8 am the next day.