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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Change chump

A thief snuck into a Congress Street apartment on Feb. 9 and stole a bunch of pricey tech items and a whole lot of loose change.

The victim told police he was out of his apartment near Columbia Street between 3 and 4 pm, but when he returned he noticed someone had stolen his laptop, camera equipment, and $25 in coins.

Random assault

A brute slapped and pushed a woman on Columbia Street on Feb. 15.

The victim said she was near Verona Street at 10:30 pm when a cad came up to her and slapped her on the left side of the face, causing bruising. He then pushed her to the ground, causing scratches her body, and fled, authorities stated.

Sticky fingers

Police arrested an employee who they say lifted a load of luxury items from an Atlantic Avenue department store on Feb. 15.

The worker stole three pairs of premium jeans, one pricey perfume, a designer cardholder and wallet, two shirts, and a smattering of other items from the store near Court Street, police allege. A security guard caught him and he admitted to sneaking out the items, said police.

Cashed out

Cops cuffed a man who they say stole a wad of cash from a woman’s coat pocket on Court Street on Jan. 21.

The victim told police she was near Luquer Street at 1:50 pm when a guy reached inside her left-side jacket pocket, removed $80, and fled, said police. The woman called 911 and the responding officers arrested the alleged perp, according to a report.

— Lauren Gill

Posted 2:40 pm, February 17, 2016
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Reasonable discourse

Marie from Carroll gardens says:
A dirty rotten thief broke into my apartment on Sackett Street 2 weeks ago.He stole all my jewelry including my wedding band and treasured keepsakes from my dad, mother in law and grandmother. So sad my granddaughter will not have these mementos passed down to her. I hope he rots in hell because that's where all thieves end up.
Feb. 17, 2016, 5:22 pm

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