Theft spree in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Park plunders

Keep your belongings close! There was a streak of thefts in Brooklyn Bridge Park this week. Here’s the rundown:

• A cur stole two guys’ bags as they played soccer by Furman Street on Sept. 7.

The two soccer stars left their rucksacks unattended at the field at the foot of Joralemon Street at 9 pm while they went to score some goals. But when they returned to grab their belongings — which included their wallets and phone — they had vanished, police said.

• Then, a thief stole another two gent’s backpacks after they left them unattended to play basketball on Pier 2 near Pineapple Street on Sept. 10.

The victims they left their bags — containing an iPod, Air Force One sneakers, and clothes — on the floor as they went to shoot hoops at around 9:45 pm. After their game they realized some lout had taken the lot, police said.

• And finally, a sneak lifted a bike by cutting its lock from its spot near Pier 5 at Furman Street on Sept. 11.

A woman locked up her roommate’s two-wheeler to a bike rack at the park around 5 pm, and when she returned hours later, she found that the lock had been clipped and the pricey ride had vamoosed, according to a report.

Handout havoc

A filcher robbed a good Samaritan who was trying to give him money on Court Street on Sept. 9.

The victim told police the baddie approached him near State Street at 4:59 pm asking for cash. He told the thief he would give him $5, but the nogoodnik snatched his entire wallet — containing $75 — and fled, according to a report.

A big error

An opportunistic crook swiped a bag containing pricey electronics that a guy accidentally left at Hoyt-Schermerhorn station on Sept. 6.

The victim was aboard a Manhattan-bound A train at 11:50 am when he realized he left his backpack containing his laptop, iPad, and Beats headphones on a bench on the platform, cops said. He swiftly got on the next train back to the station, but when he got there his tote was nowhere to be found, said police.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

RBC from Coney Island says:
The guy who left his backpack with his laptop, iPad AND Beats headphones deserved to lose it. What a moron!
Sept. 14, 2016, 7:55 pm
Anthony V. from Carroll Gardens says:
Hope you had password 'protection' and 'find my device' installed. Then you would be able to track your stuff and kept it in the locked state. I lost my cell phone and Tablet and had protection on them but falling off the hood on my car traveling at 60 mph and getting run over made it impossible to track. I got over it, you will also.
Sept. 20, 2016, 9:19 am

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