Sneak swipes woman’s wallet at shopping center

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Pick and dip

A pickpocket made off with a woman’s wallet from inside an Atlantic Avenue shopping center on Nov. 25.

The victim told police she recalls somebody brushing against her inside the mall near Flatbush Avenue at 4:30 pm, and that she noticed her wallet missing a few minutes later when she headed into a changing room at a nearby clothing store.

No arrests have been made in the case, which has been closed, cops said.

Hammer time

Cops arrested a woman for allegedly using someone’s personal information to steal a whopping $191,000 worth of merchandise from a Second Avenue hardware store from Oct. 2 through Nov. 26.

The suspect used another person’s information to open a credit account with the store between Ninth and 12th streets, where he racked up a fortune’s worth of charges, while signing the victim’s name, according to police.

Police cuffed the suspect after her fraud was discovered on Nov. 28, charging her with felony grand larceny, cops said.

Stinky thief

Police have thrown up their hands in the hunt for the stinky thief who nabbed 20 sticks of deodorant from a Flatbush Avenue pharmacy on Nov. 26.

An employee told police the crook nabbed the products from the drugstore between Prospect Place and Seventh Avenue at 7:10 am, before fleeing with his ill-gotten anti-perspirent.

No arrests have been made in the case, which has been closed, cops said.

Bad Trek

Some crook rode off with a man’s Trek bike he parked on Seventh Avenue on Nov. 30.

The victim told police he left his bike locked to a rack near Ninth Street at 3 am, and returned later that evening to find his broken lock lying on the ground and his pedal-powered ride stolen.

No arrests have been made in the case, which has been closed, cops said.


Police arrested a man for allegedly stealing a metal “Christmas train statue” from the front stairs of a man’s Lincoln Place home on Dec. 1.

The victim told police he spotted the suspect with his precious holiday decoration left on the steps of his home between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 1:50 pm.

Police swooped in to cuff the sculpture poacher, charging him with petit larceny, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 9:11 am, December 12, 2018
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