Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
Cops cuffed a guy on July 15 who they say stole thousands of dollars worth of cosmetics from a store on Smith Street and threatened someone in the store with a needle after saying he had HIV on July 12.
The 30-year-old suspect stuffed his pockets with $2,257 worth of cosmetics, and when someone in the store between Warren and Baltic streets tried to stop him, the two got into a fight and the suspect displayed the needle, according to authorities.
But the guy left without hurting anyone and police arrested him three days later, officials said.
Police arrested a man who they say had untaxed cigarettes from Virginia in his car on First Place on July 15.
Officers pulled over the 21-year-old suspect for disobeying a traffic light near Court Street at about 4:30 am and discovered he had $166,200 worth of butts in his car, according to authorities.
— Julianne Cuba
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