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A truck driver learned the hard way never to trust a flirt when a younger woman offered to share a drink with him — then stole a computer from his parked rig before the first sip was taken.

The 25-year-old con woman made her move on Oct. 11 at 7:30 pm, police said. After her initial overture to the 47-year-old driver, who was parked on Bush Street near Clinton Street, he left the truck to go buy their drinks. She told him she was going to get cigarettes while he was gone.

When he returned to the truck, his date had vanished and so had his $3,600 Dell laptop.

The tricky thief was dressed in a black jacket, jeans and white sneakers. All of her jewelry was black and her short hair was brushed straight, police said.


A thief broke into a parked BMW and stole 20 pairs of $170 jeans sometime during the night of Oct. 9, police said.

The pile of designer denims, made by the chic designer brand 7 For All Mankind, is worth $3,400. Another $50 was also stolen from the car, which was parked in a private lot on Union Street between Court and Clinton Street.

Police said the thief broke the rear window of the gray car.


Two thugs were schooled in the art of home field advantage when a woman they were trying to rob fought them off her Degraw Street doorstep.

The 27-year-old woman was walking on Degraw Street to her home between Hoyt and Bond streets on Oct 15 at 7:20 pm when the wannabe muggers began to trail her, police said.

She was nearly inside her door when one of them asked her the time. When she stopped to respond, the other man pounced. The attacker tried to grab her purse, while his partner blocked her from going inside her house.

Unfortunately for them, the woman wasn’t willing to give up her belongings without a fight. After a few moments of struggle, the hoods fled empty-handed.

One of the attackers wore his hair in a buzz cut and the other had on a black jogging jacket, police said.

40 cases & cop

Officer Darnell Simon arrested a 19-year-old man that he said he caught stealing 40 cases of soft drinks from the back of a delivery truck parked on Hamilton Avenue near Van Brunt Street on Oct. 15, police said.

The heist was stopped at around 3 am when the truck driver flagged down a police car. Simon said he caught the teen before he could flee, and all 40 cases were returned to the truck.


A knife-wielding woman robbed a 15-year-old girl walking alone in broad daylight on Oct 5, cops said.

The holdup happened at 3:15 pm, on Hoyt Street, between Baltic and Warren streets. Brandishing a shiny, silver blade, the robber demanded that her prey hand over her cellphone.

Before the 15-year-old could react, the other woman grabbed her Sidekick and ran. The phone was worth $300, police said.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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