Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Cops cuffed a man accused of stealing a laptop from a Flatbush Avenue electronics store on Jan. 5 — and managing to break the device on the way out of the shop.
A thief grabbed the computer and ripped off a lock tethering it to the shop near Atlantic Avenue at 4 pm. But the forceful tug also broke off a part of the computer, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.
The 38-year-old suspect faces charges of larceny, criminal mischief, and possession of stolen goods.
A pedal-pushing perp grabbed a phone from a victim’s hand at the corner of Pacific Street and Third Avenue on Jan. 7.
The thief pushed the unlucky woman to the ground at 3:12 pm and tried to yank the gadget away from the victim’s grasp.
The victim suffered a cut knee and a bruised cheek in the struggle.
Police later locked up a 53-year-old suspect who was caught carrying a substance believed to be crack cocaine, documents from the District Attorney’s office indicate.
— Ben Muessig