You’ve got jail
A prowler pilfered a Clinton Street home and didn’t leave his calling card, but rather his e-mail address, on Aug. 19.
The thief ransacked the residence, between Kane and Degraw streets, apparently stealing everything of any value while the 46-year-old victim was not home from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm.
However, the bandit left a note saying the woman should e-mail him if she wanted to buy her belongings back from him. (Cops withheld the actual address because they are investigating the case.)
In the final twist to the break-in, almost of all her possessions, with the exception of her flat-screen television, had merely been moved to her basement.
Work their way up
Hoodlums looted two businesses in one Sullivan Street building overnight on Aug. 22.
The invaders broke in through a ground-floor storage space between 6 pm and 6:55 am the next day and rifled through offices on every floor of the building between Van Brunt and Richards streets.
On the next floor, they took a laptop computer and cash.
Not satisfied, the thieves, who covered security cameras lenses with paper to hide themselves, ascended to the top story, where a different company’s keys hung in the front door. Inside, they ripped open a desk, but did not steal anything.
Apple a day
Burglars stole half a bushel of Apple products from an Atlantic Avenue apartment overnight on Aug. 19.
The victim told police that he was not home from 7:20 pm until 3 am early the next morning, but when he got home, he discovered that somebody had stolen two Mac laptops, and two iPod docking stations.
Thieves aborted an armed robbery of a Smith Street parking lot on Aug. 28 after being told there was no cash on the premises.
The two gunmen got off to a blazing start by threatening the attendant in the garage between Third and Fourth places at 10:30 pm. One shouted, “Gimme the money,” and the other said, “I’m going to shoot you,” but the worker told them there was no money, so they fled.
A teenage boy mugged a woman on the corner of Coles and Henry streets on Aug. 30.
The juvenile delinquent asked the 22-year-old victim for directions to a nearby school at 4:20 pm, then asked for money. When she refused to cough up any, the young thug snatched her phone from her purse and ran down Fourth Place.
A burglar plundered a Clinton Street apartment by kicking in the air-conditioning unit on Aug. 22.
The 42-year-old resident of the building between Warren and Congress streets told police that she was not home from 8:30 am to 8:50 pm, when the thief took her Gateway laptop and Fuji camera.
— Mike McLaughlin