Taxi passenger argues with her cabdriver, then steals her pricey iPhone

76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Fare robs cabbie

A miscreant stole a taxi driver’s iPhone on Hicks Street Dec. 15.

A female passenger was in an argument with her female taxi driver at the corner of Atlantic Avenue at 10:27 pm when the passenger ripped the driver’s iPhone 6 Plus from the console and ran off. Tracking information was unavailable for the phone, and police are looking for a 5-foot-5 woman with black hair. The iPhone’s value is estimated at $650, according to police.

Lock your doors

A punk stole over $20,000 worth of valuables from a home on Sullivan Street Dec. 15.

The female victim left her home between Conover and Van Brunt streets unlocked from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. When she returned, she realized a MacBook Air, an iPod, a diamond necklace, a bicycle, a black bag, and various pieces of jewelry were missing. The estimated value of the stolen items is nearsly $25,000. Investigators said no one was seen entering or leaving the home.

Tire thief

A good-for-nothing stole eight tires on Bowne Street the weekend of Dec. 16.

The robbery occurred sometime between Dec. 16 and Dec. 18. The victim came back to work to find that eight tires each from two of his company’s trucks were missing. The total value of the stolen tires is estimated to be $6,400, said police, who added that no arrests have been made.

Church van robbed

A sneak thief robbed a church vehicle on Degraw Street.

The goniff broke into a Ford van across from 479 Degraw St. and stole a global positioning system worth $40 between Dec. 12 and 14. The van belongs to a church, and the identity of the thief is unknown, police said.

— Adam Lucente

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