Thief snatches purse from Vanderbilt Avenue wine shop

77th Precinct

Prospect Heights

Purse pull

A sneaky thief stole a woman’s purse from a wine shop on Vanderbilt Avenue on Jan. 19.

The victim told cops that she put her purse behind the counter of Wine Exchange, which is between Dean and Bergen streets, at 3 pm. But 15 minutes later, someone stole it and ran out the door.


A crafty crook stole thousands of dollars of electronics from a new restaurant on Vanderbilt Avenue on Jan. 19.

The owner of the Sunburnt Calf, which is between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue, told cops that he left his MacBook and iPhone on a table in the restaurant when he went to use the bathroom at 10:15 am. When he returned five minutes later, he discovered the Apple products were gone.

— Eli Rosenberg