A criminal threatened a guy, forced him to take off his clothes, and then stole $1,300 from him in an Emmons Avenue house on Nov. 13, police said.
The 58-year-old victim told police he met a woman on a website through Craigslist and met her a few times, but on the last occasion she invited him into her home near Ford Street at about 7:20 am.
But when he got inside, a crook showed up and simulated a gun and told him to undress, according to authorities. The dirtbag took a picture of him naked, swiped $900 cash from him, and then drove him to a bank to get more money, officials said. The knave also drove him to Macy’s to buy gift cards, police said. The scammer fled on foot, according to authorities.
A jerk broke into a contractor’s toolbox in a W. Seventh Street subway station and swiped a bunch of tools sometime between Nov. 10 and Nov. 14, police said.
The worker told police the crook broke the lock of the toolbox in the 86th Street station and stole the items. That part of the station is not open to the public during the time the tools were stolen, according to authorities.
A nogoodnik broke into a guy’s work van parked on E. 12th Street and stole several tools on Nov. 17, police said.
The guy told police he parked his Ford van near Avenue V at 3 pm, and when he returned at 9 pm, saw that the punk broke in through the back and had swiped a chipping gun, a pipe vice, a Milwaukee no hub gun, sawzall, and hand drill, according to authorities.
Through the window
A malefactor broke into a woman’s apartment on Ocean Avenue and stole her jewelry on Nov. 18, police said.
The 56-year-old woman told police the jerk broke into her first-floor apartment near Avenue W through a rear window at 7:30 pm and swiped her bridal decorative hair piece and four diamond rings. The pins that hold the window shut were not in place and found on the window pane, according to authorities.
— Julianne Cuba