Somebody drove off with a man’s 27-year-old Honda Accord he parked on 13th Street on March 3.
The victim told police he parked his 1991 sedan between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 10:30 pm, and returned the following morning to find his antique Japanese import car stolen.
A thief broke into a man’s car he parked on Fourth Street on March 25, taking his cellphone and Judo gear.
The victim told police he left his car between Sixth and Seventh avenues at midnight, and returned later that morning to find some rascal had shattered his rear passenger-side window, and made off with his gym bag, along with the phone and martial arts suit inside.
Cops busted a man who they say strangled another guy inside a Butler Street inn on March 28.
The victim, 47, told police he was chatting on his phone inside the hotel between Nevins Street and Third Avenue at 2:20 am, when the 25-year-old suspect wrapped his fingers around his neck and started squeezing.
Paramedics discovered bruising along the victim’s neck when they treated him following the attack, while police nabbed their suspect on strangulation that morning, cops said.
Police arrested a man accused of breaking a door in the process of stealing $35 worth of Red Bull from a Fourth Avenue bodega on March 30.
An employee told police he caught the suspect stuffing cans of the energy drink into his jacket and a canvas bag inside the deli between Sixth and Seventh streets at 10:30 am.
The worker went to intercept the man before he could flee with his ill-gotten energy booster, but the suspect saw he’d been spotted and kicked his way out through the store’s glass door, destroying it, cop said.
Police arrested the 27-year-old man that day after spotting him in possession of the stolen Red Bull — and a crack pipe, as it happens — and he was charged with criminal mischief, cops said.
— Colin Mixson
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