This reporter braved the intersection of Deadly Tillary and Hideous Flatbush Avenue Extension to bring you this week’s tale of the innocent and not so. We begin with a woman who accidentally left her bag inside a club called Camp at 179 Smith St. When she returned to retrieve it, she found someone else had gotten there first. Cameras were in the establishment, but as of the day of the report it was unclear whether they worked. The thief got away with credit cards, driver’s license and a Canon camera.
At the Jewelry Exchange in the Fulton Mall, a worker accidentally gave an unknown customer someone else’s jewelry, which the customer willingly took. It was a yellow/white gold necklace with a Virgin Mary pendant. The most surprising part of this story is the surveillance cameras actually worked! Hooray for Big Brother! But the perp has yet to be caught.
From the northeast Corner of Clinton and Atlantic comes a story I can’t quite figure out. I copied it verbatim from the report— perhaps someone out there can translate. A woman claimed she was approached by two men holding a wallet, one of whom asked, “Is this yours?” The unknown perp then escorted her via minivan to the HSBC on Montague St, where she withdrew $5,000 because the perp told her he needed serial numbers to pay her $800,000. Upon returning they took the money out of her hands and dropped her off at home and stated they would contact her later. If this is a ruse, it’s the oddest one I ever heard of, but apparently it works.
The treasurer of the PTA for PS 307 made off with $2,897.80. This was not a ruse, but apparently it works as well.
While performing an authenticity check of the merchandise at the Kay Jewelers on 446 Fulton St., a worker noticed much of the merchandise was fraudulent. The last check before that was three days earlier on 5/8. We’ve stumbled upon a case where the video cameras again worked, and an unknown perp was seen grabbing merchandise over the counter and appearing to put it back. Police are now on the hunt for the Kay Jeweler Thief. Personally, I would be happy to keep an eye out for the Tiffany Bandit.
At 464 State St., a woman claims thieves entered her apartment on 5/11 and took two Apple laptops. Allow me to put on my detective hat for a moment and say that this reminds me of another robbery from the 4/20 Police Blotter that occurred on 480 State St. Here, a woman claimed a thief broke into her apartment and took … two Apple laptops. Is there an two-Apple laptop crime spree? Investigating …
Finally, for those keeping score, there were no handbags stolen from Macy’s this past week, nor any mention of the Duane Reade test strip thief. I was not able to scope out the scene last Saturday, but I may just head over to Duane Reade this Saturday morning see if he strikes again. Until next week …