Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
A seemingly polite crook asked a man for some money on Atlantic Avenue on May 28 — and then punched him and stole his wallet when he refused.
The victim said he was near Third Avenue at 3:20 am when the crook approached and said, “Hi, my name is Andy, can I have some money?” according to a police report.
When the man refused, the thug punched him in the face, grabbed his wallet, and fled.
A thief stole a car parked on Clinton Street sometime overnight on May 31.
The victim said he parked the vehicle near State Street at 6:30 pm. When he returned the next day at 10 am, the car was no longer there.
A robber swiped a $1,600 bike from an Atlantic Avenue apartment sometime over Memorial Day weekend while the tenant was away.
The victim said he left the apartment between Hoyt and Bond streets at 8:45 am on May 25. When he returned at 3:30 pm on May 27, the front door was open and his pricey bike was missing.
A thief stole a car from State Street on May 31.
The victim told police he parked the car near Bond Street at 1 pm. When he returned at 3 pm the car was gone.
Someone swiped a woman’s wallet in a Jay Street nail salon on June 2.
The victim told police that she entered the store near Fulton Street at 7:40 pm. When she was ready to leave an hour later, she realized her wallet was missing.
A scoundrel stole $100 from a shopper at the Gap store on Fulton Street on June 3.
The victim told cops that she entered the store near Gallatin Place at 3 pm. When she was ready to leave at 4:40 pm, she realized the cash was missing from her purse.
Someone bumped into a woman in a Fulton Street store on May 25 — and walked off with her wallet.
The shopper told police she was inside of the store between Pearl and Jay streets at 12:55 pm when she felt someone bump her from behind. Two minutes later, she realized her wallet was missing from her purse.
A crook swiped an iPod that was left in a car parked on Jay Street on May 25.
The victim told police he parked the car near Willoughby Street at 5 pm. When he returned at 10 pm, the trunk was open and his music player was gone.
A thief walked off with a cellphone from a Montague Street store on May 29.
An employee at the store between Clinton and Henry streets said that the crook came in at 3:55 pm, and walked out with the cellphone five minutes later, without paying for it.
A sneaky thief stole a laptop left in a Livingston Street office over Memorial Day weekend.
The victim said he left the computer in the office at Boerum Place at 4 pm on May 25. When he returned at 8 am on May 29, the laptop was missing.
A larcenist drove off with a car parked on Pearl Street on May 29.
The victim said she parked the car near York Street at 1:30 pm. When she returned five hours later, the car was missing.
A quick thief ran off with a straphanger’s phone at the Hoyt and Fulton streets subway station on May 29.
The victim told police he was riding an East New York-bound 3 train at 7:45 pm when it pulled into the station. That’s when the crook grabbed his cell and fled from the train.
A bike-riding crook stole a woman’s iPhone on Willoughby Street on May 29.
The woman said she was near Duffield Street at 1:15 pm when the thief pedaled up, grabbed the cellphone, and biked away.
A thief grabbed a man’s iPhone on Fulton Street on May 31.
The victim said he was near Adams Street at 5:20 pm when the thief grabbed his cellphone and ran away.
— Daniel Bush