Police: Suspects swipe party supplies from department store • Brooklyn Paper

Police: Suspects swipe party supplies from department store

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Party time

Police cuffed two men for allegedly nabbing party supplies from an Atlantic Avenue department store on March 20.

The suspects snuck into the store between Fort Greene Place and S. Portland Avenue at 9:54 p.m., before nabbing a small fortune worth of party paraphernalia and splitting with their ill-gotten merchandise, cops said.

The two men, ages 45 and 49, were arrested that day on felony burglary charges, according to police.

Out sick

Cops have given up the hunt for the crook who grabbed cold medication from a Flatbush Avenue pharmacy on March 17.

An employee told police the suspect waltzed into the drugstore between Prospect Place and Seventh Avenue at 11:02 a.m., before taking nearly 30 boxes of Theraflu from off the shelves, and then fleeing.

Helter shelter

Police arrested a woman who allegedly assaulted a resident at a Prospect Place women’s shelter on March 18.

The victim told police she was making coffee at the refuge between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues at 10:40 a.m. when the suspect demanded repayment of debt, and attacked the woman when she couldn’t pay up, shoving her against a table and slugging her in the face.

The suspect, a 41-year-old woman, was arrested that day on a misdemeanor assault charge, while her victim was taken to Brooklyn Hospital for treatment, cops said.

Hot and bothered

Cops busted a 17-year-old boy who they say doused a man in pepper spray on Sixth Avenue on March 18.

The victim told police the suspect splashed him with the caustic defense juice near 11th Street at 5:20 p.m., and police cuffed him on a misdemeanor assault charge, according to authorities.

Shrimp dip

Police arrested a 61-year-old man for stealing $48 worth of shrimp from a Fifth Avenue supermarket on March 19.

An employee told police he spotted the suspect stash the shellfish inside his jacket at the store between Baltic and Douglass streets at 1:06 p.m., before waltzing past the register without paying for his ill-gotten seafood.

Cops cuffed the man that day on a misdemeanor larceny charge, according to police.

— Colin Mixson

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