A crack addict was arrested at a check-cashing place on Flatbush Avenue — initially not for the rock, but for trying to cash three bad checks, cops said.
Only after apprehending the suspect at the financial location, which is between Sixth Avenue and Bergen Street, did cops discover a pipe and two Ziploc bags with drug residue, police said.
The 39-year-old woman was hit with charges including grand larceny, identity theft, possession of stolen property and the drug charges.
Cops say this thieving drug user was wanted for two prior frauds.
Rock ’n’ rolled
A thief busted into a Fourth Avenue apartment during the day on May 21, grabbing a man’s computer and his electric guitar.
The 29-year-old rocker told cops he was at work all day, but returned to the building, which is between Douglass and Degraw streets, to find the doorframe broken and the stuff missing.
Get her rewrite! A teacher at a journalism high school inside the former John Jay HS building on Seventh Avenue discovered her wallet stolen during the school day on May 21.
The 24-year-old teacher told cops that she had left the bag unattended between noon and 3 pm at the school, which is between Fourth and Fifth streets.
All told, the thieving future journalist got away with $30 and various cards.
It sounds like a case for Agatha Christie: A woman told cops that more than $11,000 in high-end jewels disappeared from her 11th Street apartment between May 2 and 9.
The woman, who lives between Fourth and Fifth avenues, didn’t report the crime until May 20 — but it was initially classified merely as lost property.
But after cops re-interviewed her, she remembered that workmen had been at her house “doing repair work” — and now she suspects that “one of them may have taken the items from the first floor bookshelf.”
All told, the 32-year-old lost a Tiffany platinum wedding band, a one-and-a-half carat diamond engagement ring and a fancy watch.
At least two cars were busted into last week, netting robbers lots of tools and some fancy car seats. Here’s a roundup:
• On May 19, a thief broke into a Bronx man’s Chevy van parked at a construction site at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Pacific Street and stole $2,600 in tools between 9 am and noon.
• An Infinity owner returned to his car on May 21 at 9:30 am to find that the fancy leather seats — valued at $6,000 — were gone.
The 38-year-old luxury car lover told cops that he had parked the wheels on President Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues on May 19 at 9:45 am.
Crooks also stole a $1,700 door and a clock console.