Cruel crook swipes kid’s pricey medicine

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Pill popper

Some heartless villain ransacked an apartment on President Street on Dec. 21, grabbing just about everything worth a buck, including a kid’s expensive medicine, police said.

The victim left his apartment near Clinton Street just before noon and came back at 5 pm to find someone had broken down the front door and taken jewelry, a wedding band, and electronics. But the most egregious theft was of the medicine, according to police.

Engine warmer

An opportunistic car thief lifted a guy’s wheels while he popped into a Degraw Street apartment on Dec. 15.

The guy left his Cadillac DeVille running and its driver-side window open while he ran into the apartment between Smith and Hoyt streets, police said.

He was inside for no more than five minutes, he told police, and came out just in time to see the wretch driving off in his Caddy. He had plumbing tools and other items in the car, along with a city parking permit.

Grand theft drone

A thief stole a cache of gadgetry, including a hobby drone someone left in his car parked on Strong Place during the weekend of Dec. 12, according to police.

The man parked the car there between Degraw and Kane streets at 10:30 pm on Dec. 12 and came back three days later to find his pricey drone and camera equipment missing. The looter also grabbed the hobbyist’s car stereo and some Ray Ban shades.

Swift lift

Someone grabbed goods out of a work truck while a delivery driver was busy dropping off merchandise at a shop on Court Street on Dec. 17, a police report said.

The delivery man left the truck unlocked near Kane Street at around 11 am while he made the delivery. The thief got a phone and his wallet with his credit cards, license, and $60 in cash.

Anything to spare?

A purloiner ransacked a car parked on Hicks Street sometime between Dec. 14 and 19, police said.

The driver parked the car near Hamilton Avenue around 7:30 pm on Monday and returned on Saturday afternoon. The driver found someone stole a MacBook Pro, a baby stroller, baby play pen, and even the car’s spare tire.

The thief also broke the radio while trying to steal it, the victim told police. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.

— Dennis Lynch

Posted 12:00 am, December 23, 2015
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