Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
Body wash heist
An apparently dirty shoplifter stole $55 worth of body wash from a Smith Street drugstore on Jan. 31, according to police.
Employees told cops the thief walked into the store near Warren Street around 4:30 am. He grabbed 10 bottles of body wash, skipped the checkout line, and fled in a cab, police said.
Teen fights muggers
Two punks beat up and robbed another teen on Hoyt Street on Jan. 22, but their take cost one a fat lip, police said.
The victim told police he was near Butler Street around 9:30 am when the dastardly duo approached and asked him what he had in his pockets. One took out a knife and showed it to the victim, but instead of emptying his pockets, the victim punched the knave in the face, stated officials.
The two troublemakers overwhelmed the victim though, punching him and then knocking him down, police said. His iPhone fell out of his pocket during the fight, and one of the perps grabbed it, then they both fled, police said.
Some cad stole a woman’s purse out her shopping cart at a low-cost Scandinavian furniture retailer on Beard Street on Jan. 31, authorities said.
The woman told police she was shopping at the store near Otsego Street around 6 pm when she left her bag in the cart momentarily. She came back to the cart and her purse was gone, along with her credit cards, driver’s license and car keys, police reported.
— Dennis Lynch