Thief takes French tourist’s camera on Seventh Avenue

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Ew la la

Someone nabbed a French tourist’s pricey camera after she left it beside a pile of garbage on Seventh Avenue on New Year’s Day.

The victim told police she was exploring Park Slope when she discovered the mound of rubbish between Ninth and 10th streets at 5:20 pm, and placed her camera on the sidewalk to free up her hands so she could rummage through the detritus.

She bid au revoir to the garbage pile after taking her pick of the litter, but left her camera behind, and returned about five minutes later to discover some passerby had found a real treasure in the trash, cops said.


Police have given up trying to nail a thrifty prima donna who fled a Fifth Avenue nail salon without paying on Jan. 6.

The victim told police that she was hard at work on the penny-pinching princess’s cuticles at the beauty parlor between 10th and 11th streets at 2:35 pm when the diva slipped out unnoticed, taking her $65 nails with her, cops said.

No arrests have been made, and cops have closed the case, according to police.

Doughnut go in there!

Officers busted a woman who really had to go after she allegedly went berserk inside a Fifth Avenue doughnut joint that refused to allow her access to its bathroom on Jan. 7.

An employee told police that the suspect stalked into the brand-name cafe between Ninth and 10th streets at 2:44 am and demanded use of the loo.

When workers told her she’d have to hold it, the suspect allegedly flew into a rage and pushed over a display case, causing an estimated $250 in damage, cops said.

The suspect didn’t cooperate with police either and refused to be handcuffed as they arrested her on charges of criminal mischief, according to police.

Cat burglar

Cops busted a lady who allegedly purr-loined cat food and chocolate from a Third Street supermarket on Jan. 8.

An employee told police that the suspect was inside the grocery store near Third Avenue at 8:15 pm when she was spotted fleeing with $9 worth of ill-gotten treats for her and kitty.

No hitter

A man was arrested for allegedly threatening a woman with a baseball bat inside an Atlantic Avenue parking lot on Jan. 7.

The victim told police that she was arguing with the 37-year-old suspect in the garage near Fort Greene Place at 11 pm when he grabbed the Louisville Slugger and sent her running scared.

Police booked the man on menacing charges, according to police.


A thief drove off with a man’s Range Rover after he left it parked on 11th Street on Jan. 2.

The victim says he locked his ride up tight outside his apartment between 11th and 12th streets at 3 pm, and returned the next day to discover it was gone, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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