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Restaurant burglar is busted after invading not one, but two eateries overnight

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Eatery invader

Cops cuffed a guy for breaking into a DeKalb Avenue restaurant on Nov. 25. Police found the 24-year-old suspect hiding in the meat refrigerator inside the eatery between Adelphi Street and Clermont Avenue at about 5:30 am, and he had burglar’s tools and receipts from the restaurant in his pants pocket, according to authorities. And earlier in the night, the same suspect broke into a closed restaurant on Lafayette Avenue between Adelphi and Clermont a little after midnight and swiped cash and an iPad, officials said.

Package theft

A trio of nogoodniks broke into a Washington Avenue apartment and swiped several packages on Nov. 25, police said.

The three baddies used a tire iron to break into the apartment between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street at about 5 am and ran off with the packages, according to authorities.

Bling bandit

Some sneak broke into a woman’s Clifton Place apartment and swiped her jewelry while she was away for the holiday from Nov. 22 through Nov. 26, police said.

The 27-year-old woman told police when she returned after Thanksgiving to her home between Grand and Classon avenues she noticed the rear window was broken and that her two gold rings and three pairs of earrings worth a total of $820 were gone, according to authorities. And the malefactor left blood on a bag in her lingerie drawer, officials said.

Tool-ish move

A goniff stole a bunch of tools from a Fleet Place construction site sometime overnight on Nov. 17, police said.

The victim told police that he left work near Myrtle Avenue at night and when he returned the next morning at about 9 am realized the sneak thief had stolen a circular saw, impact gun, a Dewalt laser, and two batteries worth $1,570 from two locked boxes at the site, officials said.

Subway snatch

A goon grabbed a woman’s purse as she was heading to the subway on Fulton Street on Nov. 21, police said. The 50-year-old woman told police she was walking down the stairs to board a Euclid Avenue-bound C train near Washington Avenue when the snake came up to her from behind and snatched her purse off her arm at about 1 pm. The villain ran off with her bag with lipstick, her social security card, and some medication inside worth a total of $105, according to authorities.

Steal wheels

Some jerk stole a guy’s motorcycle parked on Clinton Avenue sometime overnight on Nov. 20, police said. The 28-year-old parked his 1994 Honda two-wheeler between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street at 9 pm and when he went to pick it up the next morning at about 10 am, it was gone, according to authorities.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 5:52 pm, July 9, 2018
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