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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Hand-bagged it

A crook stole a woman’s handbag inside a Fulton Street store on Dec. 16, police said.

The woman told cops she was shopping inside the store near Livingston Street at about 5 pm and accidentally left her bag on the checkout counter for about 30 minutes. When she remembered to pick it up, her handbag with cash and credit cards inside, was gone, according to authorities.

Straphanger scoundrel

Some sneak stole a guy’s bag while he was at work inside a subway station near Joralemon Street on Dec. 14, police said.

The victim said he left his black bookbag with his identification card and credit cards inside an enclosed contractor area while he was working on the tracks inside the station near Court Street a little before 4 am, and when he returned to it about 30 minutes later it was gone, according to authorities.

Pocket pilferer

A good-for-nothing swiped a woman’s phone and credit cards from her pocket at a Gold Street bodega on Dec. 14, cops said.

The victim said the malefactor bumped into her inside the deli near Fleet Street at about 1:40 pm, then walked the other way, and when she checked her pockets a few minutes later, realized her phone, cash, and credit cards were gone, according to authorities.

Stolen data

Some lout broke into a Prospect Street building and stole a guy’s laptop on Dec. 14, police said.

The victim told cops he left his laptop in a co-working space near Pearl Street a little after noon and when he returned about an hour later it was gone, according to authorities.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 5:41 pm, December 31, 2018
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