Tool-theft spree hits the 76

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Tool time

Louts lifted tools from cars parked in the precinct on two separate occasions this week. Here’s the rundown:

• A nogoodnik broke into a commercial van on Douglass Street on Jan. 22 and stole thousands of dollars worth of tools, police said.

The rogue broke the window of the 2013 Ford van between Hoyt and Smith streets around 4 pm and swiped an infrared camera, a gas analyzer and carbon monoxide analyzer, and a bunch of assorted other gizmos, according to authorities.

• Two jerks swiped tools from a car parked on Degraw Street on Jan. 22, police said.

A guy saw the two snakes rummage through his vehicle between Court and Clinton streets at 11:50 pm and run off with a hand drill set and extra car battery, according to authorities.

That stinks

A dirty crook stuffed his pockets with bottles of deodorant at a Court Street store then left without paying on Jan. 19.

Video shows the sneak swipe four bottles of Axe deodorant and 20 bottles of Dove deodorant from the store between First and Second places at 1:58 pm, according to authorities.

Street brawl

Cops cuffed two young women who attacked each other on Hamilton Avenue on Jan. 22.

The 18-year-old and 22-year-old women were in an argument near Hicks Street at about 2 am, and the fracas turned violent when one punched and kicked the other in the face, knocking her tooth out, police said. Police arrested both for assault, according to authorities.

Car jacket-ing

A crook swiped a guy’s jacket and wallet from his car parked on Carroll Street sometime overnight on Jan. 22.

The victim told authorities he left his car between Clinton and Court streets at 4 pm and when he returned the next day at 11 am, he discovered that his wallet — with credit cards and a health insurance card inside — was missing from the glove compartment, along with his North Face jacket.

There was no damage to the car and the doors were locked, according to authorities.

The baddie later used one of the guy’s credit cards at a drugstore, police said.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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