Burglar robs home and locks out tenant

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Locked out

A burglar cleared out a Brighton 12th Street apartment on Feb. 17, according to a police report.

The victim told police she returned to the home near Ocean View Avenue around 1:30 pm to find someone had locked the chain on her front door from the inside.

Once inside she saw someone had crawled in through her unlocked front kitchen window and stole a trove of cash and jewelry to the tune of $30,000, police said.

Car break-in

Someone broke into a man’s car in his business’s parking lot on W. Fifth Street on Feb. 18, police said.

The victim returned to his vehicle parked near a loading dock at the lot near West Avenue just after 4 pm and saw someone had grabbed a purse and debit and credit cards left in the car.

Fast theft

A thief stole a man’s wallet from a counter at a Harway Avenue fast food joint on Feb. 21, according to police.

The man left his wallet containing $120 and various bank and identification cards on the counter at the eatery near Stillwell Avenue around 3:20 pm, he told police. He returned to the counter to grab the wallet but someone had taken it, police said.


A heathen huckster scammed a W. 17th Street church with fraudulent checks on Feb. 17, police said.

A person in charge of funds at the church near Mermaid Avenue noticed someone had cashed two checks totaling $5,000 around 7 am that morning, police said.

— Dennis Lynch

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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