Zum gali gali gali! Guitar, amp swiped from Garfield Temple

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The Garfield Temple was broken into during the early morning hours of Aug. 23 — and a guitar and amplifier was stolen.

Burglars entered the synagogue, which is on Eighth Avenue at Garfield Place, through a window, police said, and took the rock-and-roll accoutrements, but nothing else during the 5 am heist.

The guitar and amp had a value of $950, police said.

Plot twist

A movie company trailer that had been parked overnight on Baltic Street was broken into an cleaned out of nearly $2,000 in equipment and tools.

The material was secure when the key grip locked up the trailer just after midnight on Aug. 18, between Third and Fourth avenues. But when he returned to it on Aug. 20, he discovered that the passenger-side door had been broken into.

Missing was a walkie-talkie system, a headset, wrenches, various tools, a CPR mask, fancy Maglite flashlights and at least four voltage testers, cops said.

Woman scorned

A man’s ex-girlfriend slashed him with a sharp object on Aug. 26 because he apparently took “too long” to do something.

It’s unclear what act the ex-girlfriend thought should have been finished faster, but the victim told cops that his ex, a 20-year-old, 5-foot-10, 150-pound woman, approached him on Butler Street between Third and Fourth avenues at around 8 pm and screamed, “You took too long” before slashing her 29-year-old former flame.


A Manhattan man said that three men pummeled him after a verbal dispute turned ugly on Aug. 20 near the movie theater in Bartel Pritchard Square — and one man was arrested hours later.

The man didn’t tell cops what the dispute was about, but said the three men jumped him, kicked him in the chest and threw a glass bottle at him before taking the cellphone right out of his hand.

He didn’t get a good look at the men, whom he described as black, but said one of them walked with a limp and had long dreadlocks.

It is unclear which of the three men was arrested in the attack, which was at the corner of Prospect Park West and 15th Street.

Bagel burg

A beloved Seventh Avenue bagel store was robbed of $2,000 in an early morning break-in on Aug. 23.

The burglars entered the shop, which hand-rolls its bagels at the corner of Fifth Street, by busting through the security gate, police said.

The cash had been kept in an unlocked safe in the basement. The video surveillance system was not on and the alarm had not been set, cops said.

Now that hurts

A man who had just returned from a hospital stay on Aug. 17 discovered that his wallet and cash had been stolen from his Prospect Park West apartment.

The man told cops that he had been in the hospital since Aug. 3 only to come home at noon two weeks later to discover the missing wallet.

Cops did not say how much money was stolen from the 73-year-old man, whose apartment is between Garfield and Montgomery places.

The wheel deal

At least four cars were stolen — and a fifth broken into — on neighborhood streets last week. Here’s the weekly roundup:

• On Aug. 16, a 62-year-old man parked his 1993 Plymouth on Prospect Park West between Eighth and Ninth streets at around 8 am. When he returned two days later, the car was gone.

• A 44-year-old man parked his 1989 Toyota Camry on St. Marks Place between Fourth and Fifth avenues on Aug. 19 at around 4:30 pm. The next day, it was gone.

• A man who parked his 2003 Chevy Venture on Sixth Avenue on Aug. 23 at just before noon returned about 12 hours later to find it gone. The car had been parked between Garfield Place and First Street.

• A 23-year-old woman who parked her 1997 Honda Civic on 10th Street between Prospect Park West and Eighth Avenue on just after midnight on Aug. 25 returned about nine hours later to find it missing.

• A 2000 Dodge Intrepid was broken into on Fourth Avenue near Douglass Street on Aug. 24. The 36-year-old victim had parked the car at around 3 pm, but when he came back just 10 minutes later, the rear passenger side window had been smashed and a bag containing an expensive watch, a satellite guidance system, college books and $53 was missing.

No credit

Two people were arrested for taking out 76 fraudulent credit card accounts at the Lowe’s hardware store since May, cops said.

The 39-year-old woman and her 30-year-old rang up $650,000 in charges at the Second Avenue store, police said.

That was just the most high-profile of the many credit-card and identity thefts last week:

• On Aug. 22, a 12th Street woman told cops that someone stole her checking account information and stole close to $5,700 from her. The thief also opened up an Old Navy account.

• On Aug. 24, a 10th Street resident told cops that an unknown person rang up more than $1,800 on his MasterCard.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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