Scoundrel steals man’s backpack containing gadgets

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Cut and loot

A punk stole a guy’s backpack with his phone and computer inside it in an Adams Street park on Sept. 6, police said.

The victim told cops he had put his bag down near a fence inside the green space near Cadman Plaza West at about 4:40 pm, and locked it up while he was working. When he returned to it a few minutes later, some nogoodnik had cut it off its straps and walked away with it, with his MacBook Pro, iPhone, airpods, and a journal inside it, according to authorities.

That stinks!

A baddie swiped a guy’s wallet and phone from inside a bathroom in an Albee Square building on Sept. 6, police said.

The 21-year-old victim told cops he had left his phone and wallet with his Florida driver’s license, school identification card, and debit card inside on a toilet paper roll inside the bathroom near Flatbush Avenue Extension at about 4 pm, and when he remembered to get it a few minutes later it was missing, according to authorities.

Bad awakening

Some sneak swiped a guy’s backpack while on a Brooklyn-bound train on Sept. 7, police said.

The victim told cops he got on an F train in Manhattan and fell asleep a little before midnight with his backpack in his lap, but when he woke up near Bergen and Smith streets at about 3:45 am, he no longer had his bag — along with his social security card and passport that were inside it, officials said.

While he was sleeping

A jerk stole a wad of cash from a guy’s Nevins Street hotel room on Sept. 9, police said.

The victim told cops he had put $2,300 in his luggage inside his hotel room near Livingston Street at about 1 am, and when he woke up later that day at 7 am, it was gone, police said.

Water sneak!

Police arrested a guy for stealing a bottle of water from a Water Street ice cream shop on Sept. 3, police said.

The 27-year-old climbed through the window of the creamery near Furman Street at about 4:40 am and snatched a $3 bottle of Evian, cops said.

— Julianne Cuba

Posted 12:00 am, September 12, 2018
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