Police: Threesome takes off in car from Hamilton Avenue lot

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Riding dirty

Cops arrested three guys who they say stole a car from a parking lot on Hamilton Avenue near Third Avenue.

Highway patrolman arrested the trio in the Hugh L Carey Tunnel after conducting a traffic stop in the Brooklyn-bound lane.

Cops charged the driver with criminal possession of a vehicle and driving with a license, the report says.

The two passengers were charged with criminal possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a vehicle, officials stated.

Craigslist scam

Some jerk scammed a Bond Street woman through Craigslist on July 13, cops said.

The victim told cops she was supposed to purchase an iPhone from a stranger off Craigslist. After the scammer sent her a tracking number that turned out to be bogus, she sent him money from her home near Baltic Street and received nothing in return, she told police.

Bike heist

Two sneaks made off with two pricey bicycles from a bike shop on Baltic Street in the early morning of July 15, cops said.

The store owner told cops the bandits entered the shop near Court Street at 6:30 am through a window and nabbed two imported European two-wheelers.

Unhappy baby

Someone swiped a package from a Cheever Street house on July 7, cops say.

The victim told cops their security camera captured the thief in the act at the house near Degraw Street. The box contained baby shoes, a baby float, and baby stickers, cops said.

— Ben Verde

Posted 12:00 am, July 18, 2018
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