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Cops: We caught this car thief in the act • Brooklyn Paper

Cops: We caught this car thief in the act

94th Precinct

Greenpoint–Northside

Caught in the act

Cops cuffed an alleged car thief who they claim they found sitting in the driver’s seat of someone else’s vehicle on June 27.

Officers say they first spotted the suspect peering into a car window at around 1:20 am on N. Seventh Street between Roebling and Havemeyer streets.

The cops cruised around the block and when they returned, they say the Mitsubishi’s window had been smashed and the man was sitting inside.

Police arrested the suspect and recovered a flathead screwdriver believed to have been used in the break-in on the ground.

Window panes

A jerk shattered a car’s rear window on May 22, according to investigators.

The vandal attacked the 2003 Toyota Camry at around 3 am as it sat parked on Broome Street between McGuinness Boulevard and Humboldt Street.

Police arrested a suspect who has been charged with criminal mischief.

Pickpocket picked up

Police apprehended an accused pickpocket who purportedly snatched a wallet from a victim’s pants on June 28.

The victim told investigators that the suspect grabbed his wallet from his pocket and tried to flee at around 11 am on Milton Street between Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue.

Choker out

A crook choked a passerby and demanded the victim leave Brooklyn in a scary June 22 encounter, according to investigators.

Police arrested a man accused of grabbing the victim around the throat at 9:30 at the corner of McGuinness Boulevard and Broome Street and telling him to go back to wherever he came from.

The suspect has been charged with assault, menacing, harassment, and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.

— Ben Muessig

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