Pull one over: Cops say man tried to steal 24 polo shirts

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78th Precinct

Park Slope


Cops cuffed a guy who they say tried to steal 24 polo shirts from an Atlantic Avenue store on March 16.

The suspect allegedly lifted $430 worth of the preppy duds off the shelf and booked it out of the chain shop near Fort Greene Place at 5:16 pm before police caught up and arrested him, according to a report.

Good try

Some sneak attempted to take off with a woman’s phone while she was working at a Bergen Street store on March 18.

The weasel lifted the iPhone 7 from the store between Fifth and Sixth avenues as the worker was on the floor, but she saw the filcher take her mobile and followed him, demanding that he give it back, police said.


A snake stole an iPad from a Flatbush Avenue lingerie store while it was sitting on a shelf on March 13.

The purloiner took the tablet as it sat on the shelf of the store near Hanson Place at 4:29 pm and fled, authorities said.

Pedals pushed

A thief rode off with a guy’s bike that was left in front of a Hanson Place store on March 13.

The rider told cops he parked his Bianchi Alpine two-wheeler near Ashland Place at 9:50 pm while he ran inside to grab something, but when he returned, it was gone.

Blink of an eye

Police arrested a guy who allegedly tried to steal a man’s phone he left sitting on a bench outside his Third Avenue apartment on March 17.

The victim told police he put his device on a seat by Willie McDonald Way, looked down the street, and glanced back to discover the suspect had taken it.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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