Sacrilegious sneak swipes worshiper’s backpack from church

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Unanswered prayer

Some sneak lifted a backpack containing 50 pens and markers and a concealed carry license from a Monroe Place church on March 27.

The victim told police he put his knapsack with its six credit and debit cards, Samsung tablet, folder with taxes, 14 key rings, writing utensils, and the gun license on a coat rack inside the house of worship near Pierrepont Street at 6 pm and returned to discover a snake had taken it.


Cops cuffed a guy who was allegedly feeling up straphangers on a Manhattan-bound A train at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station on March 27 to see if they had anything he could steal.

The suspect was entering and exiting the crowded blue bullet multiple times and touching passengers’ pants pockets and bags in an attempt to take property around 8:45 am before police arrested him, according to a report.


A brute hit a guy and his vehicle with a car ice scraper on Warren Street on March 31.

The bruiser smashed his victim in the face with the ice removal tool near Nevins Street around 1:20 pm and then wreaked havoc on his nearby car, authorities said. The scraper damaged the car in excess of $250, said a report.


Some slasher cut a guy’s face with a knife on Schermerhorn Street on March 30.

The guy got into a dispute with four punks by Bond Street at 3:20 pm and one lout pulled out the knife and ran it across his face, cops said. The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital, where he was treated for the laceration, but refused to give any information about his attackers, according to a report.

Plunder and punch

Police arrested a guy who they say stole $20 worth of food from a Gold Street shop on March 31 and then punched a workers who tried to stop him.

The suspect attempted to steal sweets from the store between Tillary and Concord streets around 7:15 pm, but when he was detained, retaliated by punching the shop’s owner and clerk, authorities said

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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