Burglar strikes while Jay-Z fan attends concert

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78th Precinct

Park Slope


An agile crook snatched some booze and pills from a Dean Street apartment while the tenant was out on Sept. 28.

The 47-year-old victim told cops she went to the Jay-Z concert at 8:45 pm, then came back at 2 am and discovered a hole in her roof — and a bottle of Jameson, prescription medication, and a black wallet gone.

Bad taste

A quick-moving perp swiped a laptop from a diner on Carlton Avenue on Sept. 27.

The 28-year-old victim told cops she was sitting at a counter seat at Carlton Park restaurant near Flatbush Avenue at 8:55 pm when the perp grabbed her silver Mac computer and ran away.

Real nightmare

A brazen thief swiped some cash from an apartment on Carroll Street on Sept. 26 while the tenant was asleep.

The 32-year-old victim told cops she went to sleep in her apartment near Fifth Avenue at 10:30 pm — then woke up at 7:30 am and discovered her door ajar, a crowbar on the ground, and $500 missing from her kitchen drawer.

Galant gone

A perp stole a fancy car parked on 12th Street on Sept. 28.

The 35-year-old victim told cops he parked his black 2011 Mitsubishi Galant near Eighth Avenue at 1:30 pm, then walked to his mom’s house and came back three hours later.

That’s when he found the $23,000 car gone with no sign of broken glass.

Buzz kill

A jerk jacked a purse from a coffee shop-goer on Seventh Avenue on Sept. 23.

The 28-year-old victim told cops she left her handbag inside Starbucks near Garfield Place, then walked outside to make a phone call at 5 pm. She came back five minutes later and discovered her gray bag gone.

Robbed in station

A bandit snatched a cellphone from a straphanger on Fourth Avenue on Sept. 25.

The 46-year-old victim told cops he was sitting on a bench near the Manhattan-bound F train in the station near Ninth Street at 2 pm when a man grabbed his Samsung cellphone — then fled.

Toy, story

A punk snatched a wallet from toy shop customer on Fifth Avenue on Sept. 28 — then went on a $1,400 shopping spree.

The 39-year-old victim told cops she was shopping at Area Kids near Bergen Street at noon when a crook grabbed her wallet full of credit cards.

Wheels whacked

A goon stripped a car on Eighth Avenue sometime between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25.

The 36-year-old victim told cops he parked his red Honda near Lincoln Place at 8:30 pm, then came back six days later and discovered all four of his rims and tires removed.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 5:36 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Dave from Park Slope says:
Well, that's what you get when you put money into the pockets of Bruce Ratner and Jay-Z, two other crooks who ruined the neighborhood. Karma's a ——.
Oct. 4, 2012, 9:15 am

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