Police: Man tries to hide stolen lamps in suitcase

76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Nothing to declare

Cops cuffed a man who they say tried to steal eight lamps from a Beard Street furniture store on Aug. 11.

The man attempted to take the lamps by hiding them in a suitcase at 3:50 pm, but the store’s security manager alerted the police, who then arrested the man at 4 pm on the premises and charged him with petty larceny, possession of stolen property, criminal trespass, and also marijuana possession, cops said.

Vacation opportunist

A thief stole a bicycle, a lock, and a tire from the front gate of a Clinton Street home while the owner was on vacation between July 25 and Aug. 12.

The owner of the bike told police that he left the Trek bike, a Kryptonite Series 2 lock, and a bicycle tire at his home near Kane Street on July 25 at 8:30 am and returned on Aug. 12 at 12:50 pm to find them missing.

Not constructive dialogue

Police arrested a construction worker who they say slashed a colleague on his head with a boxcutter on Union Street on Aug. 8.

The two men allegedly got into a verbal dispute at the construction site between Clinton and Henry streets at 3 pm, police reported. The argument soon escalated and the alleged perpetrator produced a boxcutter and reportedly cut the victim in the top of the head, cops said.

— Kevin Duggan