Hungry for cigarettes
A bandit robbed more than $8,000 worth of cigarettes from a Ninth Street chain store on Dec. 5.
Police say a security video at the pharmacy between Fifth and Sixth avenues showed that the crook hopped over the counter — where the tobacco goods are stored — at 6 am and helped himself to 70 cartons of Newport cigarettes that totaled a whopping $8,179.
Pricey electronics to go
A thief broke into a Prospect Place apartment and made off with a handful of pricey electronic goods on Dec. 9.
The 24-year-old victim told cops that she left her pad near Flatbush Avenue at 5 pm, and when she returned three and a half hours later, she noticed that the window leading to the fire escape was open and the front door was unlocked.
The victim found that the perp looted her digital camera, $3,000 MacBook Pro, and $300 Kindle Fire.
Slyer than a fox
A slick pickpocket slipped an iPhone out of a woman’s purse while she was riding a Brooklyn-bound R train on Dec. 7.
The 46-year-old victim told cops that she was at the Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street stop at 6 am when she felt someone bump up against her, but did not think anything of it at the time.
The victim told police that when she checked her bag as she exited the subway at Fourth Avenue and Union Street, the cellular device was missing from the outside pocket of her purse.
TV for free
An intruder swiped a $600 television from a Douglass Street home on Dec. 7.
The 45-year-old victim told cops that she left her abode between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 2:45 pm. When she arrived home an hour and a half later, she noticed that the front door was open and her 20-inch Toshiba television was missing.
The cleaning lady was at the house at the time the pricey television was stolen, but told police she thought the footsteps of the perp were those of the homeowner’s.
Next-door neighbors told cops that they saw a suspicious man standing in front of the house at 3:30 pm.
Now you see it
A crook snatched a wallet from a man while he was standing in front a Ninth Street chain store on Nov. 2.
The 46-year-old victim told cops that he was standing in front of the store between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 4:30 pm when the perp grabbed his wallet — containing his bank card, insurance card, and Social Security card.
Give me that purse
A criminal forcibly stole a woman’s purse from her when she was on Sixth Avenue on Dec. 8 — knocking her to the ground.
The 33-year-old victim told cops that she was near Garfield Place at 1:25 am when the bandit approached her from behind and attempted to rip her purse from her, causing her to fall to the ground and injuring her right leg.
The rapscallion grabbed the victim’s pocketbook while she was left in pain on the ground, and fled northbound on Sixth Avenue.
Cops found the purse in the bushes on Carroll Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues, but the wallet containing credit cards and $60 in cash was gone.
Bar break in
A crook broke into a Pacific Street sports bar and jacked the cash register on Dec. 5.
The owner of the bar told cops that he left his establishment near Flatbush Avenue at 12:30 am, and when he came back nearly 15 hours later, the alarm system had been disabled and the lock on the basement gate was pried open.
The perp made off with a $2,500 cash register, $108 in cash, and a $500 Digital Video Recorder.
A bandit stole a man’s $960 bicycle that was chained to a pole on Second Street on Dec. 8.
The 37-year-old victim told cops that he chained up his Raleigh Cadent bike on the street pole between Seventh and Eighth avenues at 10 am and when he returned seven hours later his ride was gone.
A plunderer snuck into a delivery van parked on Fourth Avenue and stole more than $6,000 worth of cigarettes on Dec. 8.
The business owner of the van told cops that the bandit entered the white Ford van parked between Union Street and Fourth Avenue at 4:15 pm and took 56 cartons of various brands of cigarettes — totaling $6,211.
A louse looted $27,200 worth of gear from a 12th Street construction site on Dec. 9.
The operator of the construction site between Sixth and Seventh avenues told cops that the thief lifted a $24,000 motor, a $1,200 electric scaffold cable, a $700 jackhammer, a $900 heavy-duty vacuum grinder, and other electrical goods sometime between 9:30 am and 4 pm.
— Natalie Musumeci
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