Browsing: thefts

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There are few things worth killing for in this world. An iPhone just ain’t one of them. Unfortunately, at least one person disagrees, proving it by shooting and killing a 34-year-old Sheepshead Bay resident at around 9 p.m. on Saturday.

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Detectives from the 61st Precinct are on the hunt for the man photographed above on suspicion of Grand Larceny. In early June, the suspect approached an unsuspecting woman from behind and snatched her purse. The theft occurred on East 17th Street between Avenue X and Avenue Y. After fleeing the scene, credit card records show…

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Three Nativity figures, including Baby Jesus and Blessed Mother, were stolen from the outside creche at Good Shepherd’s Roman Catholic Church (1950 Batchelder Street) in Marine Park on Tuesday, January 4. According to police, video surveillance shows a man walk into the church’s unlocked yard on Avenue S at around 8:30 p.m., lift the three…

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Local cops are facing a resurgence of pickpocket-related thefts over the past few months, and buses appear to be the thugs’ preferred venue. The revelation came during last night’s 61st Precinct Community Council meeting, when Deputy Inspector Georgios Mastrokostas said that a slew of career criminals are back on the streets and targeting mass transit…

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The New York City Police Department is searching for thieves who’ve been targeting cell phone stores in Southern Brooklyn. The men in the above surveillance photos burglarized 10 stores in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Bensonhurst, Sunset Park and Brighton Beach – taking up to a dozen cell phones at a time. The crimes occured over the last…

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Officials from the 61st Precinct told members of the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association that they’ve made an arrest in a rape incident in the community, in addition to ramping up efforts to battle the more common problems of speeders and thefts. Sergeant Carter, the newly-appointed leader of the precinct’s community affairs unit, reported that they had…

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We spotted this car on East 28th Street between Avenue Y and Avenue Z. Not only were all four tires missing, but the rims, brakes and even the axle was gone! We’re wondering if this car is a victim of theft and vandalism, or is it simply a “do it yourself” project? Considering the extent…

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Hey there, hot stuff. Where you goin’ without your wheels? That’s right, nowhere. This was spotted on Falmouth Street and Hampton Avenue  in Manhattan Beach last week. It’s a Nissan Maxima – just one of the cars on the list of automobiles being targeted for wheel and rim theft. Other cars on that list include…

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The Manhattan Beach Community Group shot off a warning to members about an emerging crime wave. According to police reports in the past week at least three vehicles were broken into and the valuables stolen. The items taken included a GPS unit, a laptop, and cash. While police speculate the perpetrator could be someone with a…

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Captain Steven Ventura of the Sea Queen VII struck back against an aspiring thief Saturday night, foiling the plans of a knife-wielding dunce. According to the NY Post, Ventura was off the coast of Coney Island around 11:20 p.m. with 15 passengers when he noticed the sinkers from his fishing lines vanishing. When he spotted…