January 20, 2010
The Brooklyn Paper, Police Blotter
by Stephen Brown
While a barely perceptible sidewalk crack is enough to get your home condemned in New York State, if you're a politically connected real estate developer, crime in your own malls is a convenient excuse for having your government cronies hand you over someone else's property.
A thief who favors sexy undergarments stole $3,200 worth of lingerie from the Victoria’s Secret on Flatbush Avenue on Jan. 16.
An employee at the store between Hanson Place and Atlantic Avenue told cops that a man entered the store at around 7:30 pm carrying a large bag, which he stuffed full of underwear. The perp then left without paying.
A trip to the Atlantic Terminal Pathmark turned rotten on Jan. 12, as a thief swiped $1,500 of fancy gear from a careless shopper.
The victim told cops that he had left his property unattended at the grocery store at Atlantic and Flatbush avenues for a mere five minutes around 2:30 pm when he realized it had been stolen.
Some of the more valuable items he lost included a $500 pair of sunglasses, a $300 Louis Vuitton wallet and a $400 Ralph Lauren coat.
The Local [Fort Greene/Clinton Hill] corroborated both crimes.
Posted by eric at January 20, 2010 11:16 PM