A sneak thief makes off with thousands in over-the-counter meds

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Pill pilferer

A filcher stole thousands of dollars worth of over-the-counter meds from a Flatbush Avenue store on Aug. 22, investigators said.

The sneak lifted six packs of the probiotic Align, two Metamucil packs, four of the probiotic Flora, two Zantecs, 20 packs of Allegra allergy medication, 13 Claritins, 24 Flonases, and 20 Zyrtecs from the pharmacy near Nevins Street at 9 am, according to a police report.

Hit while sitting

Police arrested a guy who allegedly punched a man on the train while it was at DeKalb Avenue station on Aug. 21.

The victim told police he was sitting on the subway at 11:59 pm when the suspect struck him in the face without any warning.

Stranger danger

A thief stole a guy’s pricey bicycle after he let him ride it on Gold Street on Aug. 24.

According to a police report, the owner let the stranger take the Sunday Soundwave BMX bike for a spin near Nassau Street at 10:30 pm, but he ended up riding off with it.

Knocked out

Cops are hunting for the bruisers who knocked a woman out and stole several thousand dollars worth of her belongings while she was walking on Red Hook Lane on Aug. 26.

The 29-year-old woman was strolling near Fulton Street at 9 pm when the punks came up from behind and struck her with an unknown object, causing her to fall, police said. She lost consciousness for an unknown period of time and awoke to find that the thieves had slashed her pockets and taken her wallet, a bag containing clothing, a pricey watch, and an expensive coat, authorities said.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 5:55 pm, July 9, 2018
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