Man goes berserk, steals beer, investigators say

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

He got the beer, too

A crook went berserk inside a Clark Street apartment building on Sept. 22, breaking lights, kicking in doors, and even stealing a 12-pack of a beer from an unlucky resident, investigators say.

The perp got into the building between Hicks and Henry streets at 11:45 pm, when a witness saw him shatter the lights in a hallway and kick in a resident’s door.

The intruder then turned his attention on the witness, forcing his way into the man’s apartment and demanding the victim’s phone.

The Clark Street resident fled — and when he returned he noticed that a 12-pack of beer was missing from his apartment.

Cops arrested a 34-year-old suspect and hit him with a number charges including burglary, trespassing, and criminal mischief.

Bad delivery

Cops say they cuffed a package thief who stole a UPS delivery intended for a resident of a Jay Street building on Sept. 21.

A witness told investigators he spotted the 40-year-old suspect grabbing a package that wasn’t his inside the mail room of the building between John and Plymouth streets at around 12:30 am, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.

Caught in the act

An attentive cop heard a window shatter — then spotted a burglary in progress on Sept. 23, investigators say.

The officer claims he heard the sound of breaking glass on Sands Street between Jay and Gold streets at 5:03 pm, then saw a man crawl out of the smashed window carrying a digital camera, a pair of sunglasses, a watch, and a bottle of cologne, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.

The cops arrested the 20-year-old suspect.

Map quest

Cops say they cuffed an aloof crook who was trying to steal a global positioning system from a mini-van inside a well-monitored Downtown parking lot on Sept. 24.

A employee at the lot at the corner of Smith and Schermherhorn streets and the owner of the Dodge Caravan told investigators that they spotted the would-be thief trying to grab the mapping device at 6:40 pm.

Police apprehended a 46-year-old suspect.

— Ben Muessig

Posted 4:44 pm, September 26, 2012
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