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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Heights heist

A burglar ransacked a Poplar Street apartment while its owner was gone for an hour on Sept. 18.

The resident left her abode by Hicks Street at noon and returned at 1 pm to find her door unlocked and apartment ransacked. The thief took items from the apartment, but she did not specify which, according to a police report.

Park plunder

A sneak thief smashed a woman’s car window and stole her bag on Pierrepont Street after she got out to take pictures in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sept. 18.

The lady told police she parked her vehicle near Furman Street at 6:47 pm and went to take shots of the park. When she returned 30 minutes later, she discovered a the filcher had broken her passenger side window and taken the bag containing her credit cards and $250 cash, which she had hidden under a towel, authorities said.

Taxi grab

Police are searching for a pair of creeps who held up a taxi driver at gunpoint on Front Street on Sept. 22.

The driver had the fares in his taxi and was driving near by Gold Street at 10:10 pm when one of the punks put a gun to the back of his head and demanded his wallet and money. The driver handed over $970 and his credit cards and the jerks fled, cops said.

Catnap

Cops are hunting a pirate who lifted a woman’s phone out of her backpack as she was asleep on a Coney Island-bound F train on Sept. 20.

The lady was snoozing as the train approached Jay Street-MetroTech station at 3:40 am and awoke to see the weasel taking her phone out of her knapsack. The woman told him to give it back and he declared, “I don’t have your phone, I don’t have nothing,” a report said. He then fled into the next train car and dashed up the stairs when the train rolled into the station, authorities said.

—Lauren Gill

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 10:07 am, September 28, 2017
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