Thieves take 17 iPads from Flatbush Avenue store • Brooklyn Paper

Thieves take 17 iPads from Flatbush Avenue store

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Hefty iPad heist

A quartet of crooks ran off with 17 iPads from a Flatbush Avenue department store’s locked display case on Dec. 31.

An employee at the store near Atlantic Avenue told police that the bandits broke open the locked, glass display case at 4:45 pm to steal the collection of 16-gigabyte iPads totaling $3,315.

Card crook

A thief snagged a credit card out of a woman’s purse when she was inside a Fifth Avenue discount store on Jan. 3.

The 49-year-old victim told cops that she was perusing the aisles of the shop between Seventh and Sixth avenues at 1:45 pm when she set her pocketbook down.

When she returned 15 minutes later, her bag was open and her card, debit card, green card, and Social Security card were missing.


A black-clad bandit snagged an iPhone right out of a woman’s hands while she was standing in front of her Sixth Street home on Jan. 6.

The victim told cops that she was on the street between Fifth and Fourth avenues at 5 pm watching a video on her cellular device when the perp came up from behind her, grabbed the iPhone, and made off with it.

Unlucky train snoozer

A crook took advantage of a sleeping man on a Brooklyn-bound N train and robbed him for all he had on him on Jan. 6.

The 23-year-old victim told police that he boarded the train in Queens at 1:20 am and quickly fell asleep.

He awoke at the Fourth Avenue-Ninth Street stop in Park Slope hours later, and as he transferred to the Manhattan-bound train he discovered that his pants’ pocket was cut open and $30 in cash, his cellphone, and his debit card were gone.

The crook even slipped off the sleeping victim’s $100 Fossil wristwatch.

Brutal beating

A masked thug attacked a woman and stole her pocketbook at the Fourth Avenue train station on Jan. 1.

The 56-year-old woman told cops when she was heading down the stairs of the station on the corner of Union Street at 10:15 pm to catch a southbound train when the brazen bandit bashed her in the face with a closed fist several times, and then fled with her purse containing her iPod, debit and credit cards, and a pocket dictionary.

Sly thief

A sneaky pickpocket snagged a wallet out of a woman’s purse while she was waiting to make a purchase inside an Atlantic Avenue chain store on Dec. 31.

The 49-year-old woman told police that when she entered the store near Atlantic Avenue at 4 pm her black wallet was tucked inside her purse.

When she went to make a purchase an hour later she noticed that her pocketbook was open and her wallet holding several credit cards, her Social Security card, and $250 in cash, was missing.

The perp attempted to use the victim’s credit cards in a clothing store and lingerie chain store, according to cops.

Name-brand looter

A fearless crook stole more than $1,000 worth of name-brand goods from a Flatbush Avenue shoe store on Dec. 29.

An employee at the store near Atlantic Avenue told cops the perp entered at 10:02 am, picked up four Michael Koors handbags and two Ralph Lauren pocketbooks totaling $1,110, and passed right by the cashiers and out the door, making off with the pricey wares.

Out of the bag

Someone slipped $1,200 out of a woman’s purse at a Second Avenue furniture store on Jan. 4.

The 47-year-old victim told cops she was working inside the shop between 12th and 13th streets at 11:23 am with her pocketbook tucked inside her desk drawer for safekeeping.

At 10 am the next day she noticed that a lump sum of cash, her credit cards, and debit cards were missing from her purse.

Surveillance tapes showed that the perp snooped around the victim’s desk and removed the goods, according to cops.

— Natalie Musumeci

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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