Huckster steals car via coat-check con

94th Precinct


Coat check con

A huckster managed to drive off in a woman’s car after pulling her coat from the coat check of a Wythe Avenue bar on the night of Jan. 16.

The victim told cops she checked her coat, leaving her car keys in the pocket, at the bar near N. 11th Street around 12:23 am. When she went back while the bar was closing at around 4 am, the employee told her she had given the coat to a woman who claimed to have lost her ticket stub and described the victim’s jacket, according to a police report.

The victim then went out to look for her car and found it was also missing, police said.

Locked out

A burglar locked a woman out of her own apartment on Kent Street while scooping up her possessions of Jan. 15 — then fled out of a window.

The victim told cops that she came home to her apartment near Manhattan Avenue around 2 pm and tried to open the door, but someone inside slammed the door shut and locked the top lock.

The victim heard someone rifling around in the apartment and called the police, then discovered her place had been ransacked, according to a police report. Witnesses saw the guy after he clambered out of the rear window and said when they asked him what he was doing, he stuttered “I am lost” before fleeing in an unknown direction, cops said.

Bike bandit

Some jerk stole a guy’s brand-new motorcycle from outside his Huron Street home sometime during the night of Jan. 14.

The victim chained up his hog, which he had just been shipped in a few days prior, to a fixed object outside his home near Manhattan Avenue around 9 pm, police said.

He discovered the bike was mysteriously missing at 3:45 am the next day, though he had both sets of keys, according to a police report. The motorcycle was not registered and had no license plate, cops said.

— Allegra Hobbs