Thief cleans out laundromat

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Rotten apple

A thief snatched a register full of cash from a laundromat on Fifth Avenue on April 2.

A worker at Big Apple Cleaner near First Street told cops he locked up at 7:10 pm, came back 12 hours later, and discovered the lock on the front door had been busted with a drill — and a register full of $1,750 cash gone.

Terrible twosome

Two crooks stole thousands of bucks from a guest of a Third Avenue hotel on April 5.

The 37-year-old victim told cops he left two women — whom he had just met — in his bedroom at Super 8 Motel near Union Street at 9:30 pm, then slipped into the bathroom to take a shower. He came back a few minutes later and discovered the women had split — and taken $15,000 in cash out of the pocket of his pants.

Jar head

A jerk swiped a container full of coins from an apartment on Fifth Avenue on April 2.

The 55-year-old victim told cops he left his home near Union Street at 8 am. When he came back at 8:30 pm, he discovered someone had forced open his front door and a jar of coins worth $20 was missing.

A neighbor later told police he heard and saw nothing suspicious.

Wheel steal

A creep jacked a motorcycle parked on Sixth Avenue on April 2.

The 23-year-old victim told cops he parked and locked his red 2007 Aprilia motorbike near 14th Street at 8 am, then came back at 6 pm. That was enough time for the thief steal the $5,500 ride, leaving no sign of busted locks or broken motorcycle parts.

Narrow escape

Two jerks stole an iPad from a car parked on Berkeley Place on April 6.

The 27-year-old victim told cops she parked her 2012 blue Ford Fusion near Union Street at 2 pm, came back 40 minutes later, and heard her car alarm ringing.

She then spotted a 5-foot-9-inch man with curly hair, and a 6-foot-2-inch bald man running away from the car — and her iPad and $300 cash gone.

Bad bang

A crook jacked some electronic goodies from an apartment on Fifth Avenue on April 7.

The 36-year-old victim told cops she left her home near Third Street at 7:30 pm. When she came back three hours later, she discovered her rear window was busted and a Sony Playstation, several video games, and a laptop were gone.

A first-floor neighbor told cops she heard a loud bang.

Bag bandit

A pest stole a camera on Eastern Parkway on April 8.

The 20-year-old victim told cops he was near the Brooklyn Museum at 6:20 pm when he set his bag on a bench. He forgot about it and went to workout. He came back 30 minutes later and discovered the bag — and the $500 Canon camera and cellphone inside — was gone.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 5:32 pm, July 9, 2018
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