Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
In a split second
A sneaky pickpocket made off with a woman’s bag containing thousands of dollars in jewelry on Court Street on Dec. 12, police said.
The 27-year-old woman, who was carrying her purse on her left shoulder, told police she remembers bumping into someone between Livingston and Schermerhorn streets at about 5:30 pm, and when she got to the bus stop realized the smaller bag that was inside her larger purse was missing — with a Tiffany ring, diamond earrings, Michael Kors watch, and Pandora bracelet gone, according to authorities.
Some fraudster stole a guy’s check he had mailed in at a High Street mailbox and cashed it on Dec. 12, police said.
The victim told police he sent in his check to pay his Verizon bill for $12 on Dec. 2 but the phony took it, changed the amount to $5,200, and cashed it, according to authorities.
Left and gone
A punk swiped a guy’s bag he had left at work on Livingston Street on Dec. 12, police said.
The baddie took the 55-year-old employee’s bag containing a credit card, identification, medication, and $2,800 from his office near Bond Street at about 11 am, according to authorities.
Some snake hurled a brick at a glass window of a Prospect Street business on Dec. 13, police said.
Police say the villain chucked the brick at the window of the the storefront near Pearl Street sometime between 4:20 and 11:10 am.
Without a trace
A goon took off with a woman’s car that had been booted on Dean Street on Dec. 13, police said.
Officers booted the 2011 silver Chevrolet Silverado parked between Third and Fourth avenues at about 3:15 pm, and when the woman came to get it, the four-wheeler was gone, officials said.
Three scammers swiped a senior’s bag inside a High Street train station on Dec. 14, police said.
The 70-year-old woman told police she entered the station near Red Cross Place and Cadman Plaza East at about 1:15 pm when the trio of good-for-nothings asked for directions. But then about 20 minutes later, one of the punks grabbed her blue Prada bag with her hearing aid and bracelet inside and hopped on a departing Brooklyn-bound A train, according to authorities.
— Julianne Cuba