Marine Park—Mill Basin—Flatlands—Bergen Beach
Caught and cuffed
Cops cuffed a man who they say tried to flee with thousands worth of clothes at an Avenue U department store on April 15.
Police say the suspect entered the location near E. 54th Street at 4 pm and placed several shirts and jackets into a plastic bag before attempting to leave. He was arrested at the location an hour later, according to the report.
A good-for-nothing stole a purse from a stroller at an Avenue U retail store on April 13.
Cops say a woman shopping inside the store near E. 54th Street placed her purse atop her baby buggy around 7:25 pm. She soon realized her pocketbook — containing her a debit card, credit card, and some cash — was missing, and later discovered that her debit card was used to make a purchase at a nearby pharmacy, according to police.
Some nogoodnik lifted a wallet left behind at an Avenue U home improvement store’s parking lot on April 10.
The victim told police that she was loading items in her car in the lot between E. 55th and 56th streets around noon, and accidentally left her wallet in the shopping cart. When returned to recover it two hours later, she says it was gone, according to the report.
Strange banking activity
Between April 6 and 11, fraudsters targeted several card holders within the 63 Precinct. Here’s the rundown:
• A sneak used a Bergen Avenue woman’s credit card to made purchases totaling $1,019, according to police.
The woman, who lives near Avenue T, discovered on April 5 around 8 am the fradulent transactions.
• Police say an E. 58th Street woman, who lives near Avenue H, noticed on April 11 that a weasel used her personal checking account to make dozens of transactions, some dating back to December, totaling more than $3,827, according the report.
• Someone intercepted and cashed a check a May Drive South man wrote out to his brother last month, he discovered on April 10.
The victim, who lives near Mill Avenue, says he wrote a $3,000 check to his brother last month, who informed him that he lost it on April 10 around 10 am. When the victim checked his bank activity at 5 pm, he realized the check was still cashed, according to the report.
• Cops say an E. 73rd Street man, who lives near Avenue L, noticed on April 10 that someone used his personal savings account to transfer money into three different accounts. According to the report, the transfers stolen totaled $47,165.
— Alexandra Simon