Thief swipes woman’s credit cards at restaurant • Brooklyn Paper

Thief swipes woman’s credit cards at restaurant

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Bag grab

A creep swiped a lady’s unattended purse from a Third Avenue restaurant on May 22 — and used her credit card two days later, cops said.

The victim said that she left her bag — with her identification and cards inside — by her seat at the Green House Cafe between 77th and 78th streets at 11 pm, and came back to find it gone.

On May 24, an unknown charge appeared on one of her missing cards. Cops said they are looking at security tapes to find the thief.

Caught empty-handed

A bandit broke into a 68th Street apartment on May 23 only to find his would-be victim home — and had to turn heels and run.

The victim said he was in his home between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 12:50 pm when he caught the creep slipping in the bathroom window, forcing the attempting burglar to flee without an ounce of loot.

Service interruption

A jerk snatched a woman’s iPhone mid-call on Fifth Avenue on May 24 — before escaping in a conveniently parked getaway car, according to police reports.

The woman said she was chatting on the phone near 67th Street at 8:45 pm when the thief yanked the phone out of her hand and fled down Senator Street. The victim gave chase, but the gadget-grabber hopped in a car and sped off.


Two thugs beat and robbed a man in on 10th Avenue May 24 — after he refused to give them his wallet and phone.

The victim told police he was near 62nd Street at 1:40 am when the pair of punks approached him and demanded he hand over his valuables.

When the man told the crooks “no,” the two pummeled his face with their fists and took his belongings anyway.

Customer disservice

A pickpocket pocketed a lady’s wallet while she was shopping at a Fort Hamilton Parkway supermarket on May 20.

The victim told cops that she was shopping at Three Guys from Brooklyn near 65th Street 4 pm when she felt someone push her. She didn’t think anything of it, though, till an employee at the register told her her purse was open.

When she reached inside, she discovered that her wallet was gone.

Bad night

Someone stole $3,000 in cash and electronics from a 95th Street apartment overnight on May 26 while the victim was away.

The victim told police that he left his home between Third and Fourth avenues at 5:30 pm, and came back at 7:30 am the next day to find his bedroom window had been jimmied open and his belongings were missing.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507.

More from Around New York