Low-life snatches purse • Brooklyn Paper

Low-life snatches purse

90th Precinct


Moving out

Some unknown crook snatched a purse set down on a Meserole Avenue sidewalk on July 4 while the owner moved furniture.

The victim told police that she was moving furniture into an apartment between Lorimer Street and Manhattan Avenue at 3 pm when she set her purse down on the sidewalk in front of her building.

When she came back outside a few minutes later, her purse, which contain her debit card, smartphone, wallet, $200 in cash, passport, notebooks, and medicines, was missing.

Scorned love

A dumped beau tracked down his ex-girlfriend to Graham Avenue on July 3, punched her in the face, and stole her purse as she was leaving work, cops reported.

The victim told police that she was between Varet and Moore streets at 7:45 pm when her ex grabbed her by the hair, punched her in the face, and grabbed her purse, which contained $90 in cash.

Broken home

A pair of tough guys robbed a Moore Street resident in the hallway of his building on July 3.

The victim told police that he was inside of his building between Humboldt Street and Bushwick Avenue at 9:30 pm when a guy suddenly punched him in the face and kicked him in the stomach.

The other punk grabbed his wallet and both robbers ran away. Emergency personnel took the victim to Bellevue Hospital.

Empty feeling

Someone broke into a Lee Avenue pharmacy on July 3 and stole an empty cash register.

The manager of the store near Rutledge Street told police that someone smashed in the front door of the building at 3:40 am. The punk then climbed over the broken window and walked to the back of the store, where he grabbed the register and ran out.

A camera inside the store caught footage of the burglary.

Sneaker sneak

An intruder was caught raiding a man’s sneaker collection in his S. Fourth Street home on July 3.

The victim told police that he walked into his apartment between Havemeyer and Roebling streets at 2:25 pm and found a strange man going through his fancy trainers.

The sneaker-happy thief shoved the victim into the bathroom and locked him in there. The victim found 25 pairs of his running shoes gone when he finally got out of the bathroom.

— Danielle Furfaro

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