Thief takes off with pretzel cart

94th Precinct


Get it twisted

A hungry thief stole a pretzel vendor’s cart from Norman Avenue on April 24, police said.

The victim told cops he parked his cart parked between Banker and Dobbin streets at 7:45 pm. He stepped away for about 15 minutes and when he came back, it was gone, cops reported.


A bright-eyed man was arrested when he allegedly tried to steal jewelry from a Bedford Avenue store on April 26.

The suspect entered the shop between N. Fifth and N. Fourth streets at 4:25 pm and grabbed a handful of jewelry out of the front display case, then tried to run out, police said.

The owner told cops he chased the man in custody and struggled with him. The victim got ahold of the jewelry and the suspect tried to grab it back, cops said. The accused was arrested a few blocks away and charged with robbery, according to a report.


Someone snuck into a man’s Lorimer Street apartment on April 23 and stole his property when the tenant stepped outside and left the door open for a few minutes, cops said.

The victim reported he left the door to his apartment between Withers and Frost streets open when he stepped outside between 9 am and 9:08 am. Later that afternoon, he noticed his Dell laptop and a coin bank both missing.

Party foul

A pickpocket stole a woman’s wallet out of her purse as she was partying at a Union Avenue nightclub on April 20, a police report states.

The 33-year-old victim said she went into a nightclub between Conselyea and Skillman streets at 1 am with her wallet inside her purse.

When she checked her purse again at 2 am, she found her wallet, which included her credit cards and ID, missing, according to the authorities.

— Danielle Furfaro

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