Police: Man lifts tip jar and resists arrest

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Hand in the jar

Police busted a man who they say lifted a tip jar from a Jay Street restaurant on March 16.

A worker at the store between Johnson and Livingston streets told police that the suspect walked in around 1:20 pm and tried to take off with the jar. Cops were called to the scene and the suspect began getting aggressive and got into a wrestling match with the apprehending officer, leaving him with minor injuries, according to the report.

Gunpoint rubbery

A gunman robbed a Smith Street dry cleaner on March 16.

A worker at the business between Dean and Bergen streets said the crook came in around 7:25 pm, pointed a gun at her face, and got away with $800, according to police.

Train assault

Cops busted a 52-year-old man who they say attacked a senior on a Brooklyn-bound train on March 18.

The 74-year-old victim told police that he got on a 5 train in Manhattan and when he sat down, accidently brushed against the knee of another man. Police say the suspect became irate and began screaming at the senior and punched him in the face two times.

When the train entered arrived at the station at Court and Joralemon streets, transit officers arrested the suspect.

Vacation theft

Someone stole electronics from a woman’s Schermerhorn Street apartment sometime between March 6 and 9, she reported to police on March 14.

The resident told cops that she left her place near Nevins Street for vacation on March 6, and returned three days later to discover that her laptop, two gaming consoles, and a gaming controller were missing.

She said that only two people — building management and her best friend — have keys to her residence, but indicated her pal accompanied her on the vacation, according to the report. Cops say there is no clear signs of robbery.

Finder’s keeper

Someone kept a pricey engagement ring accidentally left at a MetroTech building restroom on March 9.

The ring’s owner told police that she was at the building near Myrtle Avenue and Duffield Street around 3 pm when realized she did not have her ring and may have left it in the bathroom.

When she went to the loo to recover it, it was not there. Police say she is not looking for an arrest, but rather only wants her ring back.

Snatch and dash

A good-for-nothing snatched a pair of pricey headphones from a woman crossing Jay Street on March 16.

The victim told police that was crossing between Lawrence and Willoughby streets around 10:43 am when a man ripped her headphones off her head and ran away.

Lost and used

A baddie swiped a debit card left at a Lawrence Street restaurant and used it to buy food from the same eatery on March 16.

The victim told cops that she accidentally left her wallet on the counter of the restaurant near Willoughby Street around 6:43 pm.

Someone picked the debit card out of the wallet and used it at the same location, because the card holder got an alert it was being used, according the report. Cops say video footage on scene showed the baddie making the purchase.

— Alexandra Simon

Updated 5:47 pm, July 9, 2018
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