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Cops: We caught a bike thief • Brooklyn Paper

Cops: We caught a bike thief

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Wheels of justice

Cops cuffed a man who allegedly tried to steal a locked bicycle from a State Street stoop on Aug. 22.

An officer claims he spotted the 46-year-old suspect breaking a bike lock with pliers and a wrench at 1:37 pm on the block between Bond and Hoyt streets.

The suspect has been charged with trespassing, criminal mischief, possession of burglar’s tools, and attempted petit larceny, according to the District Attorney’s office.

Worst nurse

A home health-care provider bilked an elderly woman out of $101,000 by writing herself phony checks, prosecutors allege.

The victim’s grandson told authorities that a nurse hired to help the 85-year-old woman, who suffers from senile dementia, wrote 58 phony checks to augment her weekly salary of $400, documents from the District Attorney’s office indicate.

The 55-year-old suspect has been charged with multiple counts of grand larceny as well as petit larceny.

Keynesian crime

Cops arrested a 31-year-old accused keying nine vehicles in front of Brooklyn Criminal Court on Schermerhorn Street on Aug. 26.

An officer claims he saw the suspect brandishing a sharp object and marking up a Honda and two Mercedes-Benzes at around 2:15 pm, according to records from the District Attorney’s office.

When the officer investigated, he found the tell-tale scratches on six more vehicles between Boerum Place and Smith Street.

— Ben Muessig

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