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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Good Samaritan done wrong

Some weasel walked away with a woman’s phone after she let him borrow it on Columbia Street on March 4.

The lady kindly let a man use her Samsung mobile near W. Ninth Street at 8:20 pm, and the snake then strolled off with it, police said. She eventually managed to catch up with the thief, but he claimed to have no idea where her phone was, according to a report.

Belt and Benjamins

A filcher snatched a guy’s wallet and designer belt at a Van Brunt Street bar on March 4.

The victim told police that some pilferer removed his wallet — containing his credit cards and identification — and his Louis Vuitton belt while he was inside the drinking joint near Verona Street at 9 pm.

Easy

A bandit stole a guy’s car after he left the keys in the ignition with the engine running on Court Street on March 3.

The victim parked his 2015 Toyota Camry near Atlantic Avenue at 11:58 pm without turning it off or taking out the keys. He then saw a man get into his vehicle — where he also left his iPhone, credit cards, and $1,175 — and drove away, authorities said.

Bust

Police arrested a man and woman who they say had an illicit gun and a large, unspecified quantity of weed on Clinton Street on March 3.

Cops raided their house near Third Place around 6:20 am and charged the suspects for criminal possession of both a weapon and weed, as well as for endangering the welfare of a child.

Through the open door

A burglar let himself into a Richards Street apartment through an unlocked door on Feb. 27 then helped himself to the cool clothes, headphones, and speakers he found inside.

The victim left her residence near Dikeman Street at 8 am and returned at 5:30 pm to find that someone had come in and taken her Beats headphones, speaker, wallet, leather jacket, sweater, and three pairs of jeans, authorities said.

— Lauren Gill

Posted 3:07 pm, March 8, 2017
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Reasonable discourse

Tony Caputo from The Point says:
Those of us that lived in Red Hook near the water front at the end of Walcott St and surrounding streets called that area "The Point". I lived there in the forties, fifties and early sixties. There was no crime. Between the Police and the men that lived there, you would have to be crazy to rob someone. It was that way in all of Red Hook at the time. It was, until you idiots moved there and gave the crooks an opportunity to make a quick buck. You paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for houses that once sold for three thousand dollars and brought with you, the scum of the earth.
March 8, 2017, 10:51 am

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