Police: Waiter pocketed nearly $8,000

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Crooked waiter

Police cuffed a waiter at a Fifth Avenue restaurant who allegedly stole nearly $8,000 from the eating establishment between December of last year and March 7.

A witness who also works at the eatery near 15th Street told police that the suspect — who faces a charge of grand larceny — did not hand in payments for the checks in cash, but kept them and entered that they were paid in the restaurant’s computer.


A thug snatched a woman’s iPad right out of her hands while riding a Manhattan-bound Q train on March 15.

The 24-year-old victim told cops that as the train pulled into the station at Seventh and Flatbush avenues just after 9 pm, the sweatshirt-wearing perp ripped the device out of her hands and fled.

Wheels and rims steal

A brazen bandit jacked a pair of rims and tires from a car that was parked on Saint Marks Avenue on March 11.

The 50-year-old victim told cops that he parked his gray Honda Accord on the street near Carlton Avenue just after midnight. When he returned nearly 10 hours later he found the passenger-side of his car sitting on two cinder blocks with lug nuts on the ground.

The perp made off with two 17-inch rims and two tires.

Costly break in

A thief burglarized a President Street apartment and got away with lots of valuables on March 13.

The 28-year-old victim told cops that he left his abode between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 8 am and when he returned 13 hours later his Dell laptop, two iPads, electronics chargers, cuff links, watches, and expensive jewelry were missing.

The crook entered through the rear door of the hallway causing damage to the door lock, swiped the items and fled, according to police.

Game over

Cops arrested a thief who allegedly swiped a bunch of gaming merchandise from an Atlantic Avenue electronics department store on March 13.

A witness saw the suspect — who faces a charge of grand larceny — leave the store near Flatbush Avenue at 4:20 pm without paying for 15 Xbox games and six Nintendo Wii remotes.

Slyer than a fox

A sneaky thief made off with a woman’s purse while she was shopping in a Flatbush Avenue department store on March 6.

The 35-year-old woman told police that she was shopping at 8:30 pm and left her pocketbook unattended in her cart for about five minutes.

When she returned to the shopping cart she found that her purse holding her cellphone, MetroCard, and bankcards were missing.

Auto theft

A crook got away with a man’s car parked on Prospect Park West sometime between March 16 and March 17.

The 40-year-old victim told police that he parked his gray Subaru on the street between Ninth and 10th streets at 6 pm on March 16.

When he returned the next day at 9 am, his ride was gone.

The vehicle was parked on the neighborhood’s parade route for St. Patrick’s Day, but it was not towed, according to cops.

Caught on tape

A perp stole items out of a woman’s shopping cart when she was perusing a Flatbush Avenue department store on March 16.

The 25-year-old victim was shopping at the store near Atlantic Avenue at 3:55 pm and said her wallet, MetroCard, bankcards, store gift cards, and $30 vanished from her purse within minutes when she wasn’t looking.

Surveillance footage showed the red-clad perp remove the purse from the shopping cart and make his way to the fitting room, according to police.

The crook left the dressing room after dropping the victim’s bag on the floor and then exited the store.

— Natalie Musumeci

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 10:09 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Paul from Ditmas says:
they don't realize people are hungry out here. keep leaving your money and ipads out in the open while you daydream with your earbuds in. numbskulls.
March 22, 2013, 11:10 pm

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