Police: Teen grabbed woman’s purse

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Caught in the act

Cops cuffed a teen who they say grabbed a woman’s purse at MetroTech Center on May 21.

The 29-year-old victim told police she was near Myrtle Avenue at about 11 am when the suspect snatched her purse with her phone, cash, and credit cards inside it and started running. The victim flagged down an officer, who stopped the suspect, police said.

Lost data

Some punk swiped a victim’s laptop from a Water Street building on May 23, police said.

The crook broke into a private balcony by pushing open a magnetically locked door inside the building near Main Street a little before 8 am and stole the MacBook Pro, according to authorities.

Quick snatch

Some sneak took a teen’s wallet inside a Jay Street building on May 22, police said.

The 19-year-old victim told cops he had put his bag down for a few minutes inside the building near Tillary Street at about 5 pm, and when he reached for it, saw some jerk had taken his wallet — with his driver’s permit, identification card, cash, and credit card inside it — according to authorities. The punk made $58 in charges to the card before the victim cancelled it, police said.

Rogue shutterbug

A good-for-nothing swiped a woman’s camera gear from a Water Street building inside a park on May 21, police said.

The 40-year-old victim told police she placed her camera, lenses, and other equipment down in a brown paper bag inside the building near Main Street to take photos of the green space at about 4:30 pm, and when she was done, she noticed some crook had taken her bag containing the equipment, according to authorities.

Watch out!

A baddie stole a guy’s pricey watch from a locker inside a Bridge Street gym on May 24, police said.

The 36-year-old victim told police he left his Rolex in a secure locker inside the gym near Willoughby Street at about 8:45 am to work out, and when he was done, saw some crook had broken open the locker and taken out his watch, according to authorities.

Dude, where’s my car?

A nogoodnik rode off with a guy’s car parked on Front Street sometime between May 24 and 25, police said.

The 67-year-old parked his 2000 Lexus near Adams Street at about noon and when he went to pick it back up the next day at 10 am, it was gone, according to authorities.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 5:43 pm, July 9, 2018
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