Quick thief swipes woman’s purse

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Bag man

A crook swiped a woman’s purse on Atlantic Avenue on Dec. 26.

The victim told police she had placed her bag on a garbage pail near Flatbush Avenue in order to take her jacket off at 5:05 pm, when the thief swooped by and nabbed the bag — which contained her passport and child support documents, in addition to some electronics — before fleeing.

Not that public

Cops arrested a man for trespassing at a Third Avenue public housing development on Dec. 30.

Police officers claim they spotted the man — whose name is on a Housing Authority ban list — at the complex between Wyckoff and Baltic streets at 10:45 pm, and the patrolmen found he was in possession of a crack pipe and crack cocaine following his arrest.

Plate gate

A thief stole the license plate off a man’s car parked on DeGraw Street sometime between Dec. 21 and 25.

The victim told police he left his 2003 Chevy between Third and Fourth avenues at 8:45 pm on Dec. 21, and returned four days later to find some reprobate had removed his plates.


Some jerk smashed the window on a man’s car parked on Third Avenue on Dec. 25.

The victim told police he left his 2015 Toyota Sienna between Carroll and Third streets at 7:15 am, and returned at 4 pm to find some whacko had cracked open his rear passenger-side window.

Pill popper

Police busted a man for driving on drugs after he passed out at the wheel and collided with a parked car on Eighth Street on Dec. 28.

A witness told police the suspect’s 2008 Subaru Impreza was heading towards Red Hook near Second Avenue at 2:31 am, when the guy suddenly lost control and his vehicle collided with a parked car.

When police arrived, they found the man unconscious behind the wheel, and paramedics used a drug called Narcan to revive the man, after which he confessed to taking an unprescribed pharmaceutical, cops said.

— Colin Mixson