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Laptop strike

A perp struck a man in his head and stole his laptop on N. Fifth Street on Jan 2.

The man told cops that he was near Berry Street at 10:30 am when he felt a tugging at his laptop case. The victim turned around, but was met with a punch to his head. He fell to the ground and the perp grabbed his laptop.

L-train theft

A perp grabbed a woman’s iPhone as she was leaving the Bedford Avenue L-train station on Jan. 3.

The woman told cops that she was leaving the station at N. Seventh Street at around 8:30 pm when the perp ran up and grabbed the smartphone right out of her hand. She chased the perp up, but he got away.

Sweater stolen

A thief broke into a car on Jackson Street on Jan. 5 and stole $1,380 worth of sweaters and stationery.

The driver parked her car at Manhattan Avenue at 6 pm, but when she returned at 8 am the next day, she found that her rear window had been broken and her property had been swiped.

Henry’s end

Thieves hit up two cars on N. Henry Street on Jan. 5.

In the first case, a thief stole an iPad and iPod from the backseat of a vehicle that had been left near Herbert Street at 10 pm. The goods were gone by 9:45 the next morning.

In the second case, the thief took the entire car. The owner told cops that she’d parked her Honda near Meeker Avenue at 11:30 pm, but it was gone when she returned eight hours later.

Toyota taken

Thieves stole two Toyota from Humboldt Street last week.

In the first theft, the owner told cops that he’d parked near Driggs Avenue at 9:30 pm on Jan. 4, but the car was gone nine hours later.

Four days later, a man parked on the same block at 3:30 pm, but when he returned less than two hours later, he found his car was missing.

Lots of burgs

There were at least three burglaries last week:

• A burglar stole a laptop and a television from a McGuinness Boulevard apartment on Jan. 4. The tenant left her apartment near Norman Avenue at 4:15 pm, but her roommate discovered the crime at 6:30 pm.

• A thief stole a stereo system, computer and iPod from a Newton Street apartment on Jan. 6. The tenant had left the apartment near McGuinness Boulevard at noon and returned at 9:50 pm to find the joint ransacked.

• A perp stole a set of tools, a laptop and $800 from two Eckford Street apartments on Jan 6. The tenant locked the door of the basement unit near Calyer Street at 5 pm, but when he returned 12 hours later, he saw the locks were removed and the tools were stolen. Another apartment’s front door was damaged and unlocked, and its property was stolen, too.

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Reader Feedback

Joe Z. from Greenpoint says:
Why do people insist on holding their iPhone and Blackberry toys in their hands while walking in the street or when sitting in a subway car? Use what little street smarts you possess and keep the items out of sight when not using them.

Also, are most young adults (chronologically speaking; but, not always intellectually) ADHD afflicted in that they need to play with these devices in order to focus their attention? Stop being momos and don't give the thieving sneaker pimps the opportunity to steal your property.
Jan. 12, 2011, 5:35 pm
Dan P. from Park Slope says:
Or another solution would be for people to stop stealing other people's stuff. Seems pretty simple to me.
Feb. 17, 2011, 1:23 pm

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