Knife-wielding shoplifter threatens security officers and flees

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Sharp thief

A knife-wielding shoplifter cut his way out of an Atlantic Avenue supermarket on Sept. 20.

Store security told police they spotted the suspect stuffing goods from the market near Fort Greene Place into his pockets at 9:20 am, so they stopped him and took the items.

But once security officers tried to get the would-be thief into their office, he pulled a knife and shouted, “I don’t want go to jail,” causing the guards to back up a pace or two, and giving the man room to flee, cops said.

Hog wash

A thief rode off with a man’s motorcycle that was parked on Sterling Place on Sept. 17.

The victim left his 2008 Yamaha between Seventh and Flatbush avenues at 5:30 pm, and returned the next morning to find it had been stolen, authorities said.

There were no security cameras on the scene, and detectives closed their investigation of the theft, cops said.

Down the wrong path

Cops nabbed an alleged Citi Bike thief after a patrolman spotted the suspect riding in the wrong lane on Fort Greene Place on Sept. 10.

The police officer said he spotted the suspect cycling on one of the bulky blue bikes in the wrong lane near Atlantic Avenue at 1:20 am and stopped the man.

The patrolman then contacted a Citi Bike employee and learned the two-wheeler had been stolen, cops said.

Totally trucked

A bandit looted a speaker from a man’s truck parked on Second Street on Sept. 30.

The victim told police that he was outside his vehicle parked near Seventh Avenue at 9:30 am when the theif dashed into the unlocked truck and grabbed the speaker.

Menace to society

Police collared a 24-year-old man for allegedly threatening a woman with a knife on Fifth Avenue on Sept. 12.

A witness told a patrolman at the scene between Eighth and Ninth streets that the suspect had threatened a passerby with the black serrated blade at 4:20 pm.

The arresting officer reportedly didn’t find the blade on the suspect, but did find him in possession of a bag of weed, and promptly arrested the man on charges of “menacing,” cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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