The Brooklyn Paper’s Police Blotter for the 84th Precinct this week sheds some light on a new leisure activity at Brooklyn Bridge Park — CRIMIN’ . Folks, we know you’re sophisticated urban dwellers so we assume that the need to watch your belongings at all times in a public setting isn’t a shock. That said, behold this passage from the B’Paper’s blotter:
People reported three thefts in Brooklyn Bridge Park this week. Here’s how they stack up:
• A crook swiped a man’s bag from a restaurant on Pier 6 in the park on Aug. 5.
The victim told cops he put the bag down in the rooftop bar area of the establishment near the corner of Joralemon Street and Atlantic Avenue at 8:30 pm, and when he went to retrieve it an hour later it was gone, cops said. The bag contained two electronic tablets, a laptop, a cellphone, some clothes, and a volleyball, according to a police report.
• The next night, someone stole a man’s backpack that he had left unattended on Pier 1, police said.
The 30-year-old victim told cops he left the bag near the corner of Old Fulton and Furman streets at 8:30 pm, and returned 15 minutes later to find it gone. The bag contained a cellphone, $20 in cash, a debit card, and some keys, cops said.
• The night after that, on Aug. 7, someone grabbed a bag from the soccer fields on Pier 5, near the corner of Joralemon and Furman streets.
The 24-year-old soccer player told police he put the bag down at 7:45 pm to play a game, and when he returned at 8:15, the bag was gone. The bag contained $25 in cash, credit and debit cards, and a cellphone, according to a police report.
The thief used cards at RadioShack and Starbucks the report says.
Dirtbag criminals! They’re just like us with their fancy lattes and cell phone accessory habits! Be safe out there kiddies!!
Even the embattled Brooklyn Heights Library isn’t safe (hey we thought it was only a place for academics!) as a 74 year old woman reported that her wallet was stolen at the branch on August 5.