Police: Man tries to steal nuts and butter from Fifth Ave. store

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78th Precinct

Park Slope


A 67-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing nuts and butter from a Fifth Avenue supermarket on Aug. 13.

An employee told police he was inside the store near Batlic Street at 10:15 am when he spotted the suspect walk out with the food.

The suspect was arrested that day, and booked on charges of petit larceny, cops said.

Scoot away

A thief puttered away on a man’s Vespa scooter he parked on Seventh Street on Aug. 7.

The victim told police he parked his 2016 Vespa Super between Third and Fourth avenues at 2 pm, and returned the following morning to find his expensive scooter stolen.

Van damn!

A thief drove off with a man’s van he parked on DeGraw Street on Aug. 8.

The victim told police he left his 2016 Ford van between Nevins Street and Third Avenue at 3:40 am, and returned 10 minutes later to find an empty spot where his vehicle had been.

Paper cut

Cops cuffed a 43-year-old man who they say slashed a woman inside the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Aug. 9.

The victim, 26, told police she was using a computer at the Grand Army Plaza book lender at 5:15 pm when the suspect kicked her chair and shouted that she was too close to him.

The woman claimed she was defending herself when the man drew a kitchen knife and slashed her hand, cops said.

Police busted the suspect later that day on assault charges, cops said.

Apple picking

A 21-year-old man was arrested for allegedly beating and robbing a woman on Flatbush Avenue on Aug. 11.

The victim, 21, told police she was near Atlantic Avenue at 8:10 pm when the suspect punched her in the face and grabbed her iPhone.

The woman was taken to Methodist Hospital following the assault, while the suspect was arrested that day and charged with robbery, cops said.


A thief drove off with a Jeep Grand Cherokee after an auto repair guy left it running outside his Third Avenue shop on Aug. 2.

The victim told police he left the engine running outside his store between Sixth and Seventh streets at 11 am, and returned 45 minutes later to find it stolen.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 5:56 pm, July 9, 2018
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