Crook snatches teen’s smartphone and wallet

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63rd Precinct

Marine Park—Mill Basin—Flatlands—Bergen Beach

Passerby snatch

A noogodnik swiped a teen’s phone and wallet on Coleman Street on Feb. 7.

The teenaged victim told police that she was walking home near Flatlands Avenue around 4 pm when a punk ran past her, snatching her phone from her hand in the process, according to the report.

Cops say the thief took her smartphone — which was in a wallet holding her credit card, transportation card, and identification — and fled through a courtyard, according to police.


Cops arrested two women for stealing designer bags at an Avenue U department store on Feb. 22.

The duo entered the store near Flatbush Avenue around 6:30 pm and swiped four bags before leaving at 9:15 pm, according to the report. Police caught up with the duo at the location an hour later and apprehended them.

Finance fraud

Police busted a man for attempting to cash a fraudulent check at a Ralph Avenue bank on Feb. 7.

The bank employee told police that the suspect entered the financial institution near Avenue N around 1:30 pm to cash a fake check for $1,500. Police arrested the man an hour later.

Who did it?

Someone made up to $10,000 in deposits and withdrawals using an E. 59th Street man’s bank account from Jan. 24 and Feb. 2.

The man, who lives near Avenue M, was expecting a new debit card in the mail that never came, and noticed the sketchy activity on his account around 1:15 pm on Feb. 12, according to police.

Cops said the ghost bandit was using his account and got away with $10,000 of the victim’s money.

Tool entry

A sneak thief broke into a car parked at the intersection of Quentin Road and E. 31st Street sometime overnight on Feb. 9 and swiped a cache of tools.

The vehicle’s owner told police that he parked his car around 6 pm and returned the next morning to find several of his valuable tools missing, according to cops. Police said the bandit entered the car by drilling through the back passenger-side door handle and took several saws, drills, a grinder, and a hammer drill.

Ghost debit

Someone made a withdrawal from an E. 53rd Street man’s bank account on Feb. 2.

The man, who lives near Avenue J, told police that he noticed the unapproved withdrawal on his account on Feb. 6 at 4:10 pm, according to the report. Cops said the man is in possession of his debit card and culprit got away with $600.

— Alexandra Simon

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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