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63rd Precinct

Marine Park—Mill Basin—Flatlands—Bergen Beach

Jacket-handler

Someone lifted a man’s jacket and wallet at a Flatbush Avenue care center on Feb. 19.

The man told police that he was at the center near Avenue R around 8:24 am when he left his jacket, with his wallet in the pocket, unattended for two minutes, and discovered it missing when he came back. Cops reviewed footage and saw that a bandit took the jacket and walked to a fast-food restaurant next door.

The restaurant manager told cops that the crook is a known panhandler, according to the report. Officers recovered the wallet, but an unknown amount of cash was also missing, the report noted.

Fake check

A fraudster used an E. 59th Street teen’s bank account to cash a fake check in January, the teen reported to police on Feb. 19.

The 18-year-old told cops that in January, he lost his wallet in front of his home near Ralph Avenue, and recently discovered that someone used his checkbook to write a check for more than $3,000, according to the report.

Plain-sight steal

A sneak thief stole an estimated $70,000 worth of jewelry and cash from a car parked on Royce Street sometime overnight on Feb. 19.

The victim told officers that she parked her vehicle near Avenue T around 3:30 pm, and accidentally left it unlocked, with her wallet in plain sight in her car’s front passenger seat.

The billfold contained three credit cards, an unknown amount of cash, and a diamond ring, according to cops. Police say the crook also used one of the victim’s credit cards.

— Alexandra Simon

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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