Macbooks stolen from school!

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

School daze

Thieves stole six Macbooks out of PS 27 on Huntington Street in the wee hours of Dec. 17.

According to police, the crooks broke into the school, which is at Hicks Street, sometime after midnight and headed for the principal’s office, where they found keys to all the rooms hidden behind a clock.

They raided several classrooms, picking Apples as they went, getting away with six in all — a haul of nearly $5,000.

It’s the biggest theft of computers out of a school since 50 laptops were stolen from Park Slope’s PS 107 last year.

Knife try

Two blade-wielding men mugged a man on Lorraine Street for his phone and wallet on Dec. 13.

The victim told cops that he was near Otsego Street at around 10:50 am when a man accosted him, pulled a knife and said, “Give me your money and keep walking.”

That’s when a second perp showed up bearing a razor blade and more demands. “Give me your wallet and phone — and keep walking.”

Eventually, the victim handed over the goods, including a fancy set of Dr. Dre headphones.

Bead it

Crooks stole more than a dozen chains from a Smith Street jewelry store in a brazen midday raid on Dec. 17.

The owner of Brooklyn Bead Box told cops that the thieves entered the store between Douglass and Degraw streets at around 12:45 pm and started grabbing chains.

They got away with 13, valued at $2,768.

Ring ding

A thief swiped a posh wedding ring from a Pacific Street home on Dec. 16.

The tenant said she left the massive rock in the closet of her home between Clinton and Henry streets at 8:30 am and returned two hours later to find it gone.

She told cops that it was worth $10,000.

Train pain

At last two iPhones were swiped from F train straphangers in the same frightening fashion on Dec. 13. In both cases, the thief reached into the train when the doors opened at the Carroll Street station. Here are the details:

• A thief stole the iPhone 4 right out of a man’s hand on Dec. 13 at 5:08 am as he headed to Coney Island.

• Twelve hours later, a thief reached onto a Queens-bound train and grabbed an iPhone out of woman’s hand.

Lesson learned

A quick thief stole a fancy tablet computer off a table at a Court Street restaurant on Dec. 16.

The victim said he was at Watty and Meg, at Kane Street, at around 10 pm, when he excused himself, leaving behind his Acer table.

When he returned, it was gone.

“You really just can’t leave stuff lying around,” said Officer Vincent Marrone of the 76th Precinct. “Seriously, be alert about your surroundings. Never leave your property unattended. And don’t allow yourself to be distracted.”

— Gersh Kuntzman

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Perv ——zman from Brooklyn says:
Gersh Kuntzman??? LOL! Thats a name???
Dec. 20, 2011, 2:27 pm
Sam from Bk says:
The stolen MacBooks are an inside job. The skells who stole from the school work there.
Dec. 22, 2011, 7:10 am

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