Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Cops cuffed a thief accused of raiding a Montague Street gym on Feb. 2 — then prowling a Columbia Heights apartment building looking for easy marks.
A security guard at a tennis club between Hicks Street and Montague Terrace told investigators he was watching a surveillance camera feed at 3:35 pm when he saw a man grab an iPhone from a jacket hanging in a common area.
The crook fled the gym with the phone and started knocking on doors at an apartment building at the corner of Columbia Heights and Clark Street at 6 pm, police allege.
The man allegedly knocked on the doors of two apartments and told residents who answered that he was looking for his cousin.
Cops confronted the 20-year-old suspect, and say they recovered the stolen iPhone after a brief struggle.
A 26-year-old stole a man’s American Express card from his Gold Street apartment and used it to rack up $19 of charges at a Downtown bodega last month, investigators say.
The crook snatched the credit card from the victim’s wallet during a 9 pm visit to the man’s home at the corner of Myrtle Avenue on Jan. 4, according to filings with the District Attorney’s office.
The suspect allegedly made his deli run at a convenience store around the corner the following morning.
— Ben Muessig
©2013 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not BrooklynPaper.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynPaper.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.