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63rd Precinct

Marine Park—Mill Basin—Flatlands—Bergen Beach

Shoplifter cuffed

Police busted a shoplifter at an Avenue U department store on Feb. 8.

Cops say the suspect entered the location near E. 54th Street around 4 pm and used a credit card with a fake identification card, to steal several items of pricey designer underwear, socks, shirts, and a coat. He was apprehended by police near the location and cuffed.

Wallet snatch

A sneak thief lifted a woman’s wallet at a Ralph Avenue bar on Feb. 6.

The woman told police that she had been at the location near Foster Avenue around 2:30 am. She didn’t realize her money pocket was missing from her handbag until later that afternoon, after receiving a banking alert notifying her that one of her debit cards that was taken with the purse had been used. Cops say that still later, the victim noticed that her card was used to book a ride-sharing service and transfer money to an online payment system. The woman cancelled all debit and credit cards lost with the purse.

Overnight steal

A nogoodnik stole several items from a car parked on E. 58th Street sometime overnight on Feb. 8.

The car’s owner told police that her car was parked near Avenue L around 8 pm and when she returned to it 12 hours later, she discovered her wallet — containing several debit and credit cards, a jacket, and a food appliance — were all gone, according to the report. Officers said there was no damage to the car indicating a break-in.

Shatter and scatter

A bandit broke into a car parked near E. 46th Street and Avenue H sometime overnight on Feb. 8.

The car’s owner told cops that he left his vehicle by the intersection around 10 pm and returned to it the next day at 2 pm to discover the back passenger side window shattered. The thief got away with the car’s driver side air bag, chargers, and credit and debit card, according to the police.

— Alexandra Simon

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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