Someone broke into the Heights Cinema!

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Movie break

A burglar smashed a door at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema on Henry Street on Aug. 21.

Legendary owner Kenn Lowy told cops that someone broke into the movie house near Orange Street at 3:45 am.

Police arrested a 54-year-old suspect — who allegedly had a screwdriver and latex gloves — at the scene.

Double trouble

Two robbers clobbered a man on Atlantic Avenue on Aug. 16 — and then used his wallet to buy gas for their getaway car.

The 33-year-old victim told police that he was near Bond Street at 12:50 am when the attackers jumped out of a black SUV and socked him. They snatched his credit cards and $60 before fleeing.

The man later noticed the jerks used his American Express at a gas station.

Bond Street and Atlantic Avenue


A thief broke into a Henry Street wine bar and snatched several bottles of alcohol on Aug. 14.

An employee told cops that he left the Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar near Cranberry Street at 11 pm. When he returned the next morning, a window was smashed and the vino was gone.

Out of hand

A sneaky thief snatched a woman’s wallet as she entered the Jay Street-Metrotech train station on Aug. 12.

The 35-year-old victim told cops that she was on the stairs to the A train at 9 pm when a stranger yanked her billfold from behind and ran away.

He got away the New Jersey woman’s credit and medical cards.

Double take

A devious tag-team swiped a woman’s cellphone and wallet on Jay Street on Aug 16.

The 27-year-old victim told police that she was near Willoughby Street at 4 pm when one thief stole her wallet and fled into the subway. Just then, another crook came from behind and plucked the mobile from her hands.

Police arrested two suspects, ages 15 and 19, at the scene.

Cash out

A double-dealing employee stole a few thousand dollars from a Livingston Street cellphone store on Aug 4.

A 22-year-old worker told cops that when she came to the shop near Bond Street at 9:30 am, she noticed $3,317 was missing from the locked register. She said only one hired hand had access to the cash.

Instant rebate

A scoundrel asked to use a Hoyt Street shop’s bathroom on Aug. 17, but stole a chunk of cash instead.

The 45-year-old victim told cops that he was working at 99 Cent City near Livingston Street at 4 pm when a customer asked to use the lavatory. The stranger then walked into an unlocked office and stole $3,660.

Gym rats

A shady athlete broke into three lockers at a Duffield Street gym on Aug. 21 and got away with $500.

The victims told cops that their stuff was stolen from the Planet Fitness near Fulton Street between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. The men had been pumping iron and returned hours later to find their lockers busted open.

The lucky thief got away with credit cards, an Android phone and Prada sneakers.

The gym makes regular appearances in our crime blotter.


Some jerk broke into a car on Hoyt Street on Aug. 12 and scored a laptop, Ray-Bans and other cool loot.

The 24-year-old victim told cops that she parked near Livingston Street at 9:30 am. When she returned that night, her computer, sunglasses, shoes and mobile were gone.

Twin thieves

A duo of marauders whacked a man with a glass bottle on Bergen Street on Aug. 17.

The 41-year-old victim told police that he was near Hoyt Street at 11:30 pm when the devious pair attacked him. One crook punched him and the other smashed the bottle on his head.

The victim walked to Long Island College Hospital. Police are seeking 40- and 30-year-old suspects.

Cheap thrills

A thief stole a 1991 Buick from State Street overnight on Aug. 14.

The 66-year-old victim told cops that she near Bond Street at 8 pm. When she returned the next morning, the $500 vehicle was gone.

Two-wheel steal

Some scoundrel lifted a silver motorcycle from Pineapple Street last week.

The 36-year-old victim told cops that he parked near Hicks Street on Aug. 16. Four days later, the chopper was gone.

Wheel bad

A thief stole a Kawasaki motorbike from Aitken Place last week.

The victim told cops that he parked near Clinton Street on Aug. 17. When he returned two days later, his $3,900 ride was gone.

Phone haul

A band of thieves beat up a man for his cellphone on Nevins Street on Aug. 15.

The 34-year-old victim told cops that he was near Pacific Street at 9:40 pm when the gang surrounded him. One of the crooks knocked him in the head and another pinched his iPhone and wallet before fleeing.

Jump the gun

Two gun-toting robbers stole a diamond chain from a man on Joralemon Street on Aug. 20.

The 26-year-old victim told cops that he was near Court Street at 7:45 am when the dastardly pair approached him. One of them simulated a firearm in his waistband and said, “That chain is nice” and the other creep removed the bling from the man’s neck.

Both thieves fled in a black car.

— Kate Briquelet