Sneak swipes man’s backpack from his home

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

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A sneak swiped a man’s backpack from outside his Douglass Street home on Oct. 6.

The victim told police that someone stole his Osprey backpack — which contained a phone battery, a pen case, and a coloring book — from in front of his house between Hoyt and Smith streets at 4:30 pm.


Someone stole a woman’s pocketbook while she was working at a diner on Court Street on Oct. 6.

The victim left her bag downstairs in the basement kitchen of the eatery between Fourth Place and Luquer Street to start her shift at 4 pm, and when she returned to it at 11:15 pm, it was gone, according to police.

The Longchamp bag contained the victim’s bank cards, a MetroCard with $40 on it, her New York State driver’s license, and Apple headphones, cops said.

Brush with crime

A thief broke into a car parked on Columbia Street on Oct. 3 to steal hundreds of dollars worth of beauty products.

The perpetrator broke the rear passenger-side window of the car parked between Kane and Degraw streets sometime between 11 am and 6 pm, and bagged 30 makeup brushes, a blowdryer, a curling iron, and cosmetics, according to cops.

— Kevin Duggan

Posted 12:00 am, October 10, 2018
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