Cold-hearted scoundrels steal autistic twins’ scooters

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Scooter scoundrels

Two cold-hearted delinquents stole scooters from a pair of autistic twins inside an Atlantic Avenue electronics store on Feb. 11.

The victims’ mother, who reported the crime on behalf of her 20-year-old sons, told police that her boys were inside the big-box electronics retailer near Fort Greene Place — where they routinely spend 10 hours a day tooling around on computers — at 8:30 pm when the reprobates entered the store, took the victims’ scooters, and began cruising throughout the store.

It wasn’t long before a security guard spotted the goons’ childish antics and ordered them to scram, cops said.

The thieves complied, but took the victims’ Xootr Scooters with them, according to police.


A drunken fool trashed a man’s custom-made tool case inside a First Street warehouse on Feb. 12.

The victim told police he hired the moron and another man to help him with a job inside the storage facility between Third and Fourth avenues at 3:49 pm when the idiot made himself a drink and became belligerent, throwing stuff around and eventually smashing his employer’s treasured, custom-made wooden toolbox.

Lexus loon

A thief smashed the rear windshield of a man’s Lexus he parked on Fifth Street on Feb. 12.

The victim told police he left his ride near Fourth Avenue at 8 pm, and later returned to find himself short a windshield.

You’re fired

A worker at a Fifth Avenue pharmacy was busted for allegedly dipping into the register on Feb. 3.

A manager told police the suspect was working the register at the drugstore between 10th and 11th streets at 8:35 pm when she was spotted taking $535.25 from the drawer.

Fleeing fiend

A man was arrested following a foot chase after the manager of Flatbush Avenue drugstore accused him of stealing on Feb. 14.

The arresting officers were between Prospect and Park places at 9:08 pm when the purveyor of pharmaceutical drugs suddenly emerged from his shop and shouted that the suspect had nabbed his stuff.

Upon being identified by the retail manager, the suspect took off and the patrolmen followed, and a brief chase ensued that ended with the alleged thief in cuffs, cops said.


A 15-year-old boy was arrested for nabbing a pricey iPhone 7 from a Flatbush Avenue cellphone shop on Feb. 15.

An employee told police he was inside the store between Park and Sterling places at 4 pm, when he spotted the suspect and two pals grab the phone and make the for the exit.

The boys got as far as the other side of the street when the employee caught up to them, and detained the suspect until police arrived, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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