Thief steals pricey diamond ring

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

I don’t

A crook swiped a $10,000 engagement ring from a home on Fifth Street on July 29.

The 43-year-old victim told cops she left her diamond ring, a watch, and gold bracelets in a drawer in her bedroom near Eighth Avenue at 10 pm. She came back at 9 pm the next day, discovered it gone, then later told cops a maid visited her home while she was away.

Gold grab

A jerk snatched some jewelry from a man on Fourth Avenue on Aug. 5.

The victim told cops he was with his family near Degraw Street at 3:15 pm when a thug grabbed his gold chain and ran away.

Rubber raid

A perp swiped the tires off of a fancy car parked on Butler Street on July 30.

The victim told cops he parked a BMW near Nevins Street at 2 pm, came back the next day at 9:30 am — then discovered two tires and two rims gone.

Easy Mac

A jerk stole a laptop from a car parked on Eighth Street on Aug. 2.

The 29-year-old victim told cops he left his MacBook Pro, a passport, and some credit cards inside a 2009 Volkswagen parked near Seventh Avenue at 1:30 am. He came back seven hours later and discovered them gone — with no sign of broken glass.

Bike bandit

A thief stole two bicycles from outside an upscale cycling shop on Fifth Avenue on Aug. 1.

A worker told cops a crook swiped a Linus and a Sirrus bike — worth about $2,600 in total— from a vehicle parked in front of Bicycle Habitat near 11th Street at 1:30 pm.

Toyota taken

A thief stole a car parked on President Street on July 30.

The 49-year-old victim told cops she parked her blue 2000 Toyota Camry near Eighth Avenue at 7:30 am, then came back the next evening and discovered it gone — with no sign of broken glass.

Bad biker

A quick-moving jerk jacked a cellphone from a woman on Baltic Street on Aug. 8.

The 46-year-old victim told cops she was on her way home near Fourth Avenue at 1 am when a man on a bike snatched the iPhone in her hand then sped east.

Missing speakers

A crook swiped some electronic goodies from a car parked on Third Avenue on July 30.

The 39-year-old victim told cops he left his green 1994 Toyota Corolla — full of speakers, a TV, and an amplifier — near Ninth Street at midnight, then came came back seven hours later and spotted his window broken and the electronics gone.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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misery from park slope says:
to he he has 1994 Toyota Corolla dude not for nuthin are u on crack a parked car filled with stereo equipment parked overnight on a quiet street anyplace on this planet is an invitation for theft i am not one to say the victim is at fault in any case but where is the victim to my eye there is a thief, a cop, and an absolutely brain dead idiot a smart thief would have taken everything and then followed you around and i bet in no time you would have left the door open to your apartment or written your pin code on the back of your bankcard
Aug. 9, 2012, 12:21 pm
slopertime from park slope says:
Indeed, the general cluelessness of people moving to Park Slope has greatly increased, which has made the area more attractive to crooks. Folks, get to know your neighborhood junkies/thieves - they're usually loser locals, hanging around in plain sight, watching you go to work everyday. Also, drop the politically correct pretense of being oblivious around ghetto black males, many of whom come to the slope to stalk and prey upon the weak and self-absorbed moonface transplants.
Aug. 10, 2012, 8:18 am

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