Sneak takes sleeping straphanger’s wallet

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

While he was sleeping

A baddie swiped a guy’s wallet while he was resting his eyes on a Manhattan-bound train near Willoughby Street on June 24, police said.

The 22-year-old victim told cops he had fallen asleep on the F train at about 3:40 and when he woke up near Jay Street about 30 minutes later, and realized his green card, cash, Guatemala identification card, and job card were missing from his pant’s pocket, according to authorities.

Jewel thief

A crook stole a bracelet from a Schermerhorn Street store on June 22, police said.

The victim told police the weasel asked to see the 29-karat bracelet from the display at about 2:50 pm and when the worker turned her back, the sneak stole it and ran out of the store near Flatbush Avenue, police said.

Phone snatcher

Some malefactors stole a woman’s phone on Flatbush Avenue on June 22, police said.

The 23-year-old victim was standing near Livingston Street at about 3:45 pm when the crooks came up to her and grabbed her Samsung Galaxy phone and MetroCard, and then fled on bikes, according to authorities.

Shopping free-spree

Cops cuffed a guy for stealing clothes from a Fulton Street store on June 19, police said.

The 53-year-old suspect swiped the threads from the store near Hoyt Street and then tried to run out at about 1 pm, cops said.


Some crooks stole a teen’s bike on Smith Street on June 22, police said.

The 18-year-old victim told cops he locked up his two-wheeler near Bergen Street at about 3:45 am after delivering food and the snake punched him in the face and then rode off with his bike, according to authorities.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 5:41 pm, July 9, 2018
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