Police: Shady guy busted for snatching designer sunshades

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Unsafe sun

Police arrested a guy who allegedly tried to steal three pairs of Gucci sunglasses from a display rack in a Fulton Street department store on Aug. 20.

The suspect took the $1,125 worth of sunnies from the rack of the store by Bridge Street at 12:14 pm and put them inside a shopping bag before being caught, authorities said.


Cops are searching for a bruiser who held up Court Street fast food joint on Aug. 19.

The baddie entered the eatery at 12:05 am and displayed a knife to the worker, hissing, “If you don’t give me all the money in the register I’m going to hurt you.” The employee gave him $200 and he fled, according to a report.

Fast food distraction

Some thief stole a woman’s purse while she was talking on her phone inside a Fulton Street restaurant on Aug. 15.

The woman was sitting down in the fast food eatery by Adams Street at 1:37 pm with her purse on the chair next to her as she was gabbing on her phone, she told police. She then realized it was gone, and after reviewing a video of the theft found that a man had taken it.

Delivery dilemma

A sneak lifted a delivery truck driver’s purse and packages while she was parked on Flatbush Avenue Extension to pick up return packages on Aug. 14.

The driver told cops she left her truck by Fleet Street at 7 pm as she grabbed some packages. Once she was done, she locked up the ride and left it unattended. But when she returned, she noticed her purse and four parcels were missing, cops said.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 5:56 pm, July 9, 2018
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