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Rash of car break-ins in precinct - Brooklyn Paper

Rash of car break-ins in precinct

63rd Precinct

Marine Park—Mill Basin—Flatlands—Bergen Beach

Car break-ins

Pilferers broke into vehicles across the 63rd Precinct last week. Here’s the rundown:

• Some marauder raided a woman’s car on Ralph Avenue on Jan. 13.

The woman told cops that she parked her automobile between Avenues K and L around 11:30 am. Cops said when she returned to her vehicle at 5:30 pm, the handle of her passenger-side door was gone and four debit and credit cards missing, as well as her coat. The nogoodnik used the woman’s debit card to make a purchase, according to cops.

• A vandal smashed a the window of a car parked on Avenue K on Jan. 14.

The victim told cops he parked his vehicle near E. 46th Street around 1 am. Upon returning later that morning he found his driver’s-side window broken into and his debit card missing, according to police.

• Someone stole belongings from a woman’s car parked on E. 59th Street on Jan. 11.

Police said the woman parked her vehicle near Avenue J around 7 pm, and returned to her car the next day to find her coat, sneakers, and work identification card missing. Cops said the victim accused a co-worker of the theft, citing her missing identification, and identified the man in video footage of the theft, according to authorities.

But her car had no sign of damage, and cops determined the video too blurry to use as evidence against the co-worker, according to the report.

Fraud withdraw

A trickster stole money and deposited a fraudulent check into an Avenue I woman’s bank account between Dec. 29 and Jan.9.

The woman, who lives near E. 48th Street, told police that she noticed sketchy activity in her account on Jan. 15 around 6:40 pm, and saw her account had a negative balance of $1,000. Cops said some cheat withdrew $438 from her account, and also deposited a false check that resulted in the dip in her balance, according to the report.

— Alexandra Simon

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