Thefts in Brooklyn Bridge Park

A series of “park plunders” took place in Brooklyn Bridge Park in the past week according to Brooklyn Paper’s “Police Blotter.”  On September 7th at about 9:00 pm, two men left their bags at the foot of Furman Street to play soccer.  When they returned the bags were gone, their wallets and phones along with them.

On September 10th, two men left their bags unattended at Pier 2 to shoot some hoops.  Their bags were discovered missing at 9:45 pm.  Finally, a young woman who had borrowed a bike from her roomate and locked it up near Pier 5 at about 5:00 pm, returned several hours later to find the lock had been cut and the bike had vanished.

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  • Michael

    Are there security cameras in the park?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Yes. I had a bag stolen from the pier 5 soccer field during a game a few years back. I was told I could ask them to see footage but I never got around to it.

    This is still New York. Pier 5 needs lockers and until then, keep an eye on your stuff.

  • MaryT

    Sorry for your losses, but New Yorkers should know to never leave any possessions unwatched. That’s never – as in never. I agree with SB that the BBP needs locker areas, preferably attended. The skating rinks have them – seems feckless that this wasn’t in the plan.

  • Michael

    I looked around the basketball courts and did not see any

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I think I spotted them on some of the taller light posts but I haven’t looked carefully. Will glance around next time I’m down there.

  • Michael

    ‘feckless’ good word. To whom would I forward a suggestion for this blog, any ideas?

  • Jorale-man

    …Or walk around with waving their purses or phones about. I saw a woman in the park yesterday who was literally holding a little hand-sized purse with just her forefinger and thumb out to her side. Someone could have easily run by and snatched it.

  • Concerned

    Victim blaming is never cool. Even in NYC.