Robbed while eating Junior’s cheesecake!

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Junior thug

A thief stole a purse from a cheesecake lover at Junior’s on Sept. 30.

The victim told cops that she was eating at the iconic restaurant, at Flatbush Avenue Extension and DeKalb Avenue, at 5:30 pm when the thief grabbed her pocketbook and fled.

Fire-y escape

A burglar stole a computer from a Pacific Street home on Sept. 27.

The occupant said that he left his apartment between Hoyt and Smith streets at 6 pm. When he returned 45 minutes later, he found that a window leading onto his fire escape had been forced open, and his laptop was missing.


A thief stole a cash register from a York Street store on Sept. 30, getting away with big money.

The owner of the store, between Gold and Bridge streets, said that the burglar broke in through a roof vent at 6:45 am — he saw it all on surveillance tape showing the man carrying out the cash register and the $400 it held.

Higher office

A thief swiped a purse from an office at St. Francis College on Remsen Street on Sept. 27.

The victim told cops that she left her purse inside the respected private institution between Court and Clinton streets at 5:30 pm, but it was missing when she sought it at 10 pm.

Good will gone

A thief stole a woman’s purse from a Goodwill thrift shop on Sept. 28.

The shopper said that she was inside of the store, between Bond and Hoyt streets, at 1:50 pm when she realized the purse hanging from her child’s stroller was missing.

Office spaced

Thieves stole a computer and iPod from a Jay Street office on Sept. 29.

An office worker told police that the burglars entered the office, at Water Street, sometime between 6:40 and 7 pm, and swiped the computer and music player.

68 Jay St.

Bad apple

A thief broke into a cellphone store on Court Street and made off with five iPhones on Sept. 30.

The thief was captured on camera entering the store, between Schermerhorn and State streets, at 7:10 pm.

ATM heist

A burglar stole $12,000 from an ATM at a Duffield Street store on Sept 30.

The business owner said that he closed his shop, between the Fulton Mall and Willoughby Street, that evening. But when he opened up the next morning at 11, he noticed that the automated teller had been ripped open.

It’s worth noting that such ATMs became prevalent two decades ago as banks sought to cut labor costs by issuing debit cards and reducing the number of human tellers. Many of the same banks, citing declining profits, now levy a large fee on customers who use such debit cards.

Purse snatch

A thief swiped a woman’s purse from a Livingston Street restaurant on Oct. 2.

The victim told police that she was eating at Dallas BBQ, between Gallatin Place and Hoyt Street, at 7:30 pm when the thief grabbed the pocketbook and fled.

Barber bust

Armed bandits stole cash and a phone from a St. Marks Place barbershop on Oct. 1

A barber at the salon, between Third and Fourth avenues, said that the men entered at 10 pm and asked to use the bathroom.

When the worker said no, at least one thug pointed a gun at him and said, “This is a stick up, give me all your money.” The man resisted, and was pistol-whipped in the face.

Then the thieves took his phone and $400.

Smith and messin’

A thug assaulted a woman on State Street on Sept. 27.

The victim said that she was near Smith Street at 6 pm when the thug tried to steal her phone. When she resisted, he groped her, punched her in the face and fled.

Cash, please

Three thugs mugged a man on Fulton Street on Sept. 27.

The victim said that he was near Water Street at 4 pm when the men threw him to the ground, and one shouted, “Give me your money.” The man handed over his wallet and $130.


A thief ripped the jewelry right off a woman’s neck on Lawrence Street on Sept. 29.

The victim said that she was near Willoughby Street at 11 am when the thief grabbed a necklace and chain from her neck and ran off.

Car trouble

There were at least two car thefts last week:

• A thief swiped a car from State Street between Hoyt and Bond streets on Sept. 27. The owner said he parked at 7:20 am, but the car was gone one hour later.

• A thief stole a car from Willow Place between State and Joralemon streets overnight on Sept. 29. The owner said he parked at 6 pm and returned the next day at 11:30 am.

— Daniel Bush