Thief grabs security guard’s phone dropped during scuffle

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Dudley do right

A thief stole a security guard’s phone during a scuffle inside a Fifth Avenue pharmacy on June 28.

The rent-a-cop told police he was inside the drugstore between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 7:40 pm when he spotted the thief taking his pick of the shop’s merchandise.

As the guard tried to intercept the crook, though, he dropped his cellphone, which the thief promptly snatched before running off, cops said.

Beer trap

Cops busted an alleged thief who they say tried to make off with $25 worth of beer from an Atlantic Avenue supermarket on June 26.

An employee told police the suspect was inside the market near Flatbush Avenue at 12:25 pm when he was spotted attempting to slip past the register with a few ill-gotten 12 packs.


Someone never returned a Citi Bike to its 14th Street docking station on June 23.

An employee called police to report one of the rental bikes at the station between Second and Third avenues was nabbed at 10:30 pm, without offering further details on the crime.

Drive-by harassment

Cops are hunting the jerk who hurled insults and foreign objects at a 51-year-old man from the seat of his ’06 Ford van on Flatbush Avenue on June 27.

The victim told police he was near Seventh Avenue at 10:20 am when the suspect launched into his drive-by tirade.

Fortunately, the creep’s aim was off, and the middle-aged gentleman didn’t suffer any injuries as a result of the unpleasantness, cops said.

Sweet-smelling crook

Cops busted a man suspected of nabbing a small fortune in perfume from a Flatbush Avenue lingerie store on June 18.

An employee told police the back door of the store near Atlantic Avenue was locked up for the night, but the suspect violently yanked at the door until the lock snapped off at around 10:28 pm.

Inside, he snatched 80 vials of perfume, cops said.

Bad fare

A fare beater shoved a taxi driver on Second Avenue on June 26.

The victim told police that she dropped her lowlife fare at his destination at 1:15 am, but the sleaze refused to pay and, when the cabbie got out to complain, the man gave her a shove before stomping off.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 5:57 pm, July 9, 2018
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