Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
He got the beer, too
A crook went berserk inside a Clark Street apartment building on Sept. 22, breaking lights, kicking in doors, and even stealing a 12-pack of a beer from an unlucky resident, investigators say.
The perp got into the building between Hicks and Henry streets at 11:45 pm, when a witness saw him shatter the lights in a hallway and kick in a resident’s door.
The intruder then turned his attention on the witness, forcing his way into the man’s apartment and demanding the victim’s phone.
The Clark Street resident fled — and when he returned he noticed that a 12-pack of beer was missing from his apartment.
Cops arrested a 34-year-old suspect and hit him with a number charges including burglary, trespassing, and criminal mischief.
Cops say they cuffed a package thief who stole a UPS delivery intended for a resident of a Jay Street building on Sept. 21.
A witness told investigators he spotted the 40-year-old suspect grabbing a package that wasn’t his inside the mail room of the building between John and Plymouth streets at around 12:30 am, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.
Caught in the act
An attentive cop heard a window shatter — then spotted a burglary in progress on Sept. 23, investigators say.
The officer claims he heard the sound of breaking glass on Sands Street between Jay and Gold streets at 5:03 pm, then saw a man crawl out of the smashed window carrying a digital camera, a pair of sunglasses, a watch, and a bottle of cologne, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.
The cops arrested the 20-year-old suspect.
Cops say they cuffed an aloof crook who was trying to steal a global positioning system from a mini-van inside a well-monitored Downtown parking lot on Sept. 24.
A employee at the lot at the corner of Smith and Schermherhorn streets and the owner of the Dodge Caravan told investigators that they spotted the would-be thief trying to grab the mapping device at 6:40 pm.
Police apprehended a 46-year-old suspect.
— Ben Muessig