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72nd Precinct

Sunset Park–Windsor Terrace

Double steal

A lowlife used a man’s credit card to buy $1,090 worth of jewelry at a Fifth Avenue store on Aug. 13.

The victim told police he got an alert on his cellphone saying his credit card was being used at the store between 47th and 48th streets at around 4 pm, and went to the address. He saw the scoundrel making the purchases and get into his car, which police say had previously been reported stolen, according to the report.

Blinged out

A pilferer broke into an Ocean Parkway home and stole jewelry on Aug. 13.

The break-in to the home at Sherman Street occurred at some point between 9 am, when the homeowner left for work, and 9:30 pm, according to the report.

Got him from behind

A trio of perps stole a man’s wallet and iPhone 7 when they approached him from behind on Fifth Avenue on Aug. 14.

The man told police he was near 37th Street just before 4 am, when the perps approached him from behind and threw him to the ground, causing swelling to his left eye, according to the report.

Speeder on the loose

Police arrested a man who they say had a warrant out for his arrest and was allegedly driving double the speed limit — at 100 miles per hour — and making multiple lane changes without using a signal on the Gowanus Expressway on Aug. 15.

Officers say they spotted the man in a gray 2014 Toyota near the Prospect Expressway around 1 am, according to authorities.

Glass half empty

A lout struck a drunk man in the head with a glass bottle — causing lacerations to the head and face and swelling to the head — on Fourth Avenue on Aug. 15.

The assault occurred at 36th Street between 11:40 and 11:50 pm, cops said. Emergency medical personnel transported the man to NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn, but the perp texted him, “next time I see you, I will kill you,” according to the report.

Cash grab

A thief stole $420 from a Sherman Street resident’s bank account on Aug. 16.

The woman — who lives between 11th Avenue and Horace Court — lost the money between 6 am and 4 pm, according to the report.

Knifed up

Police arrested a man who they say approached another man on Fifth Avenue with a knife on Aug. 16.

The alleged attempted assault occurred at 43rd Street just after 7:30 pm, and police arrested the man the same day, officials reported.

What a tool

A thief stole tools from a car parked on First Avenue on Aug. 18.

The theft occurred at the car parked at 51st Street between 7 am and 1 pm, police said.

— Julianne McShane

Posted 12:00 am, August 22, 2018
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