Cops cuffed a 50-year old man who they say shoplifted at an Avenue U clothing store on March 16.
The thief entered the store near Flatbush Avenue shortly after 5 pm, before making off with an estimated $2,202 in stolen merchandise, said cops.
Police arrested the man shortly after 7:45 pm later that evening and charged him with grand larceny, according to the report.
Robbers stole all four tires off a man’s car while parked overnight on Avenue J on March 16.
The victim left his car between E. 58th and E. 59th streets at 7:45 pm, and f returned at 8:45 am the next day to discover the theft, said cops.
A thief stole a 70-year-old woman’s purse in a Flatbush Avenue shopping mall on March 13.
The victim was in a fitting room in a clothing store at the mall near Avenue U when, shortly after 4 pm, the perp made off with her bag, which contained $1,100, several pieces of jewelry, and her driver’s licence, said police.
Con artists scammed an 86-year-old E. 32nd Street resident out of $7,800 on March 1.
The victim told police he received a call at his home from a muffled voice that claimed to be his grandson, who said, “I am arrested, I need money. A lawyer will contact you.” Another man later called the victim claiming to be a lawyer who said, “Your grandson is in the hospital, you need to send money to bail him out.” The victim then deposited $7,800 into the so-called lawyer’s bank account, said cops.
The victim eventually successfully got in contact with his grandson, who had not been arrested, and knew nothing about the incident, according to police.
A Huckster opened up a bank account using an E. 61st Street resident’s personal information and charged more than $1,000 to it on March 8.
The victim received a bill at his home between Avenues T and U from the banking company for $1,164.10 for unknown charges. An investigation showed that someone had opened the account using the 57-year-old victim’s identity and made the charges without his knowledge, said cops.
— Aidan Graham