The old Lotto scam

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A sneaky crook tricked his victim into withdrawing $22,000 from his ATM on Aug. 4 to pay for a fake lottery ticket.

The crook lured his victim, a 72-year-old man, into a bank at 3:30 pm, claiming that he had a wining lotto ticket for $500,000, but could not cash it because he was a U.S. citizen.

The perp and his friend drove the victim to three different banks where he withdrew the money from his savings account. All told, he took out $22,000, which they handed over to the thief in exchange for the worthless ticket.

Pick pocket

A thief snatched his victim’s wallet right from his pants on Driggs Avenue on Aug. 15.

The perp approached the victim from behind at 3 am near S. Fifth Street and pickpocketed the wallet, taking $40, before running away.

Grand burg

A thief rang the doorbell of a Grand Street building on Aug. 14 and stole $100 while its tenant was watching television in the other room.

Instead of forcing his way into the building near Roebling Street, the thief just rang the bell at 11 am, and was let inside. Once in the building, he entered the woman’s apartment and grabbed $100 before she realized what was up.

Club stab

A violent thug stabbed his victim in the back on Aug. 14 and fled down Marcy Avenue.

The thug approached his victim from behind near Broadway at 3:30 am and stabbed him as the victim was entering La Nortena, a nightclub. The thug ran away and the victim saw that he was bleeding.

Grand auto

A perp stole a car off Grand Street on Aug. 11.

The owner told cops that she parked it near Keap Street at 10:30 am and returned 90 minutes later to find it gone.

Havemeyer burg

A thief broke into an apartment on Havemeyer Street on Aug. 10, stealing two laptops.

The thief pushed in an air conditioner and entered the apartment after 3:30 pm through the back yard of the building near Metropolitan Avenue. He grabbed the computers and left he way he came.

The victim returned from work at 6:20 pm and was bummed.

Second chance

A burglar broke into a S. Second Street apartment on Aug. 9, taking its tenant’s computer.

The resident told cops that she had left the unit, near Bedford Avenue, at 2 pm, and returned more than 24 hours later to find that the rear window was open and the stuff was gone.

Updated 5:19 pm, July 9, 2018
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