A jerk snatched a purse from a woman at a tasty Italian restaurant on Fifth Avenue on Sept. 12.
The 22-year-old victim told cops that she hung a brown purse on a chair at al di la, a trattoria near Douglass Street, just after 7:15 pm. A conniving older woman then switched the purse with an empty black bag and walked out of the eatery with the brown one — which was full of credit cards and $93.
Cops arrested a 43-year-old suspect the same night.
A thug snatched a laptop from a non-profit on Third Street on Sept. 9.
A worker at the Center for Urban Pedagogy near Third Avenue told cops that employees locked the building at 9 pm, then came back two days later to find that a crook had busted the lock on the front door and snatched a $1,500 iMac.
A hotshot crook stole clothing from a boutique on Fifth Avenue on Sept. 12.
A worker at Something Else told cops that a bald man walked into the shop near Union Street at 3:35 pm, grabbed two pieces of designer apparel — worth about $1,100 — then fled in a bright red sports car.
What is it about bald men and sports cars?
A ballsy thief swiped a fancy cellphone from a straphanger on a subway train under Fourth Avenue on Sept. 15.
The 27-year-old victim told cops that she fell asleep while holding an iPhone on the N train at 3:50 am. The train pulled into the Union Street station, and tall man wearing a black vest grabbed the cellphone and ran off the train as the doors closed.
A jerk jacked a cellphone from a woman on Eighth Avenue on Sept. 12.
The 32-year-old victim told cops she was using her iPhone to send an e-mail near Union Street at around 9:50 pm. The brazen thug then ran up, grabbed the phone out of her hand and jumped into a silver Chrysler.
Cops are hunting for a 5-foot-10, 140-pound man with clear skin.
A quick-moving jerk snatched a cellphone from a straphanger on Fourth Avenue on Sept. 17.
The 26-year-old victim told cops she was sitting on a bench near Ninth Street at 6 pm, when a teenage boy grabbed an iPhone from her hand then ran away.
Cops are hunting a 5-foot-9, 150-pound 19-year-old.
— Natalie O’Neill