Police: Man grabs and steals cellphone

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

I’ll hold that

A 22-year-old man was arrested for stealing a man’s phone on 86th Street on Oct. 21.

The victim told police that he was between Gelston Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway at 9:30 pm when the suspect approached and asked if he could see it and buy a phone off of him.

When the victim handed it over, however, the suspect took it and ran, cops said.

Sharp-eyed cop

Police arrested a 23-year-old man who they say burglarized a woman’s Sixth Avenue home on Oct. 26 — taking a laptop and three gold chains.

The arresting officer reported that he was between 69th and 70th streets at 12:05 pm when he noticed the suspect enter the victim’s property and then leave a few minutes later.

Police say the officer was informed by the victim that the suspect did not live there, and when he was arrested, was found to have victim’s valuables.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507.

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