Burglar takes hundreds in copper piping

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Copper caper

A burglar stole hundreds of dollars worth of copper piping from a 74th Street residence sometime between April 26 and April 28, police reported.

The victim left the home between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 10th Avenue on April 26 at 8 pm, and returned two days later at 10:35 pm to discover a rear window of the house in shards, law enforcement officials said. Inside, numerous plumbing pipes were gone, according to a report.


Police picked up a man who they say slipped into an unlocked 10th Avenue home and swiped thousands in jewelry on April 29.

The victim reported leaving the home near the corner of 82nd Street at 1:30 pm, without bolting the back entrance. When the occupant returned at 4:45 pm, the home was ransacked and the precious gems were gone, police stated. Cops canvassed the area and arrested the man now in custody, officers said.


A crook grabbed a mislaid debit card at a nail salon on 73rd Street on April 29 and rang up hundreds in charges, according to cops.

The victim said she was at the manicurist’s near Fifth Avenue at 4:30 pm, and realized shortly after leaving that she did not have her bank card.

She returned to the shop, but found someone had taken the plastic and several charges totalling $379 had popped up on her bill, a report states.

Unlocked and unloaded

A thief snatched a cash-stuffed wallet from an unlocked vehicle on 86th Street sometime overnight on May 2, authorities reported.

The victim told cops that he left his car unsecured between 11th and 12th avenues at 10 pm and returned the next day at 2 pm to find his billfold, containing his credit cards and $1,260 in cash, stolen.

Taken for a ride

Two goons held up a cabbie at gunpoint on Fourth Avenue on May 2, police stated.

The victim said he let the dastardly duo out of the vehicle near Shore Road at 3:30 am so that they could go grab the fare. But instead of coming back with money, the fiends came back claiming they had a gun and demanded the driver turn over his valuables, according to the authorities.

One of the brutes snatched the driver’s iPhone 5, and the terrible twosome scarmmed, cops said.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507.
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