Police arrested a man on E. 59th Street on March 22 who they say was found with several items reported missing from multiple cars.
The victim told police she was at her home near E. 58th Street at 6 am when she heard a loud sound from outside and discovered someone breaking into her car and rummaging through it. Officers, using a description of the suspect the victim gave, searched the area and found the suspect near Glenwood Road at 6:15 am, according to police.
The officers apprehended the 24-year-old suspect, who they say was in possession of various identification and credit cards that did not belong to him, and tool he used to break into to cars, authorities allege.
He also had on him items reported missing from a car parked on Troy Avenue and Avenue H the night before, police said.
Someone stole a woman’s wallet at an Avenue U school on March 22.
The woman told police that she was in her office at the school near E. 63rd Street around 9:30 am when she placed her bag down and left it unattended for 15 minutes. When she returned to it and looked for her billfold, it was nowhere to be found, and she says that one of her credit cards was used to make an $820 purchase for designer sneakers, according to cops.
Police say the woman suspects another employee who was in the room at the time took the bag.
A prowler stole a laptop from a car parked on Avenue N on March 22.
The victim told police that she left her car near E. 59th Street around 5 pm, and upon returning 10 minutes later, she found her front passenger-side window shattered.
Police say the thief got away with the woman’s bag, which contained the computer.
Cops looked at video footage of the crime in action and identified a male suspect, but have yet to make an arrest, according to the report.
An bandit bound for the Arctic stole several items of snow gear from a car parked on E. 68th Street sometime overnight on March 18.
The victim told police that he parked his car near Avenue M that evening, and the next day discovered his snowboard, snow boots, and bindings, a snow jacket and pants, and a helmet missing from his car.
According to police, the man says he locked his car, but there were no broken windows and no clear signs of a burglary.
Someone stole all four tires and rims from a car parked on Bergen Avenue sometime on March 20.
The victim told police that she left her car near Avenue M around 7 am, and returned to her vehicle at 1 am the next day to find all her tires missing and her car sitting on bricks, according to the report.
— Alexandra Simon
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