A prowler pilfered a Clinton Street home and didn’t leave his calling card, but rather his e-mail address, on Aug. 19.
The thief ransacked the residence, between Kane and Degraw streets, apparently stealing everything of any value while the 46-year-old victim was not home from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm.
However, the bandit left a note saying the woman should e-mail him if she wanted to buy her belongings back from him. (Cops withheld the actual address because they are investigating the case.)
In the final twist to the break-in, almost of all her possessions, with the exception of her flat-screen television, had merely been moved to her basement.
Hoodlums looted two businesses in one Sullivan Street building overnight on Aug. 22.
The invaders broke in through a ground-floor storage space between 6 pm and 6:55 am the next day and rifled through offices on every floor of the building between Van Brunt and Richards streets.
On the next floor, they took a laptop computer and cash.
Not satisfied, the thieves, who covered security cameras lenses with paper to hide themselves, ascended to the top story, where a different company’s keys hung in the front door. Inside, they ripped open a desk, but did not steal anything.
Burglars stole half a bushel of Apple products from an Atlantic Avenue apartment overnight on Aug. 19.
The victim told police that he was not home from 7:20 pm until 3 am early the next morning, but when he got home, he discovered that somebody had stolen two Mac laptops, and two iPod docking stations.
Thieves aborted an armed robbery of a Smith Street parking lot on Aug. 28 after being told there was no cash on the premises.
The two gunmen got off to a blazing start by threatening the attendant in the garage between Third and Fourth places at 10:30 pm. One shouted, “Gimme the money,” and the other said, “I’m going to shoot you,” but the worker told them there was no money, so they fled.
A teenage boy mugged a woman on the corner of Coles and Henry streets on Aug. 30.
The juvenile delinquent asked the 22-year-old victim for directions to a nearby school at 4:20 pm, then asked for money. When she refused to cough up any, the young thug snatched her phone from her purse and ran down Fourth Place.
A burglar plundered a Clinton Street apartment by kicking in the air-conditioning unit on Aug. 22.
The 42-year-old resident of the building between Warren and Congress streets told police that she was not home from 8:30 am to 8:50 pm, when the thief took her Gateway laptop and Fuji camera.
— Mike McLaughlin