Thieves clean out car — and even take the air bag

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Air heads

Punks busted into a car parked on 62nd Street on Jan. 7, cleaning out everything they could find — even the air bag and shifter.

The victim told cops that she parked her car between 11th and 12th avenues at 6 pm. When she returned four hours later, she found her driver’s-side window smashed and her $3,000 navigation system, iPod, air bag, and shifter missing.


A thief busted into the Swedish Football Club on 65th Street overnight on Jan. 2, making off with a $7,000 safe.

Employees told cops that the thief broke in through the front window of the club, which is between Seventh and Eighth avenues, at 2 am. When they returned at 9:30 that morning, they found the safe and $2,000 in cash missing.

Stole sum

A burglar stole a safe containing $8,000 from a 65th Street Dim Sum joint on Jan. 5.

The owner told cops that he locked up the restaurant between Ninth Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway at 11 pm. When he returned at 5 am, he found that the thief had busted in through the side door and had swiped the safe.

Jewel heist

A slick perp slid into a Marine Avenue house on Jan. 5 and swiped a cool grand in jewelry.

The victim told cops that she left her house between Fourth Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway at 7:30 am. When she returned at 8 pm, she found her rear sliding door ajar and $1,000 in jewelry missing.

Spa bandit

A thief swiped a purse from a Fourth Avenue spa on Jan. 6.

The victim told cops that she left her purse in the building between 85th and 86th streets at 8:50 pm. When she went to retrieve it, she found her designer purse — and an iPhone and cash — missing.

Oh, Christmas tree!

Firebugs set ablaze a Christmas tree left on 78th Street on Jan. 8, damaging a car parked nearby.

The car owner told cops that he parked his 2009 Honda between Colonial Road and Ridge Boulevard overnight near the tree, which vandals set on fire at around 3 am.

—Dan MacLeod

Reach reporter Dan MacLeod at [email protected] or by calling (718) 260-4507.