A Downtown office worker was robbed of his high-tech gadgets after leaving his desk for only five minutes on Sept. 5, cops said.
The 21-year-old assumed his $1,700 brand-new Macbook laptop and video iPod would be safe in his office, on Jay Street near Tillary Street, while he took a short break around 9 pm.
But he came back to find that both had mysteriously disappeared.
The victim said that one other person had been in the office when he left.
A DUMBO-area non-profit run out of an apartment was broken into and robbed on Sept. 3.
A woman, who lives where she works, left her apartment — on Washington Street near Plymouth Street — at around 1 pm and returned at midnight to a scene of destruction.
The $300 glass doors had been shattered, and two laptops were stolen, along with her bag and some of that European currency.
Not including the damage to the doors, $2,500 in equipment was stolen, cops said.
Good time gone
A woman’s Thai dinner with some friends turned sour on Sept. 8, when she realized her purse had been stolen from right under her som tom.
The woman was eating at a restaurant on Montague Street near Hicks Street and was ready to pay and leave around 9 pm when she realized with a shock that her Longchamps purse, which had been at her feet, was missing. The purse contained $200 and a Palm Pilot organizer.
Including the value of the designer bag, she lost $420, cops said.
A Fulton Mall shopper turned her back on her stroller for just a moment second on Sept. 7, and the next thing she knew, she saw a man running out the door with her diaper bag.
The woman was shopping on Fulton Street near Bridge Street around 4 pm when a man snatched her bag off the stroller and made a break for it.
The bag contained no money, but numerous identification cards and credit cards.
Two men forced a man to hand over $100 in broad daylight on Sept. 7.
The victim was walking down Bergen Street between Nevins and Bond streets around 3:30 pm when the dastardly duo approached him from behind.
The first perp overtook the man and told him, “Give me all your money,” while his accomplice pressed an unknown object wrapped in a plastic bag against the man’s back.
Not being a position to argue, the man gave up the $102 he had in his wallet and the thieves fled along Bond Street, cops said.
A team of robbers used an old trick to distract an employee and make off with over $1,000 in handbags at an upscale clothing store on Atlantic Avenue on Sept. 6.
Three men entered the store, between Hoyt and Bond streets, at 1:20 pm while only one employee was working.
One of the perps asked to be shown around while his friends stayed near the front of the store. The two of them left, and the third told the employee that he would be back later to buy something.
The employee later discovered the theft: three purses, one worth over $500, had been stolen, for a total of $1,100, cops said.