Thief takes off in woman’s car, abandons it next day

94th Precinct


Reappearing act

A thief made off with a lady’s car after she left it parked on Monitor Street on Jan. 5, but the damaged vehicle turned up the next day on Eliot Avenue.

The victim told cops she left her ride parked between Herbert Street and Richardson Street earlier on Jan. 5, but when she came back at around 10 pm that night it was nowhere to be found.

Police spotted the stolen car at Eliot and Metropolitan avenues around 11 am the next day, but it was covered in scratches and the door was damaged from bring pried open, authorities said.


An messy intruder broke into a woman’s N. Seventh Street apartment and left the place in shambles on Jan. 8.

The victim told cops she and her roommate left their apartment between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue around 8:30 am for work, then returned at 9:15 pm to find the entire place had been ransacked.

Cops said there was no signs of forced entry or damage to the door, but some unspecified items were missing.

Disappearing act

A rogue sped off in a woman’s car after she left it near McGolrick Park on Jan. 10.

The victim parked and locked her car on Monitor Street near Nassau Avenue at around 1 am, then returned at 1:30 pm to find it missing, police said.

Sofa swipe

A former tenant of a N. 10th Street apartment returned to the building to steal a couple of leather sofas on Jan. 3 under the guise of picking up some stuff he left behind.

The landlord told cops the guy came back to the building near Roebling Street at 9 am to reclaim some belongings, but instead ran off with two leather couches from the building’s storage area, according to a police report. The landlord has surveillance footage of the rapscallion running off with the furniture, police said.

— Allegra Hobbs

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