Even with the New Year underway, some parts of 2017 still remain—like crime. Here are the NYPD’s updates on crimes committed in Brooklyn over the last month.
SUNSET PARK – Police are looking for a pickpocket that stole a woman’s wallet at the 8th Avenue N train stop at 62nd Street.
Around 5:15 pm on Thursday, December 21st, the 26-year old victim was entering the train station when she was jostled by an unknown man, said police. Shortly thereafter, she noticed that her wallet—with her credit cards and ID—was missing.
Checking her credit card charges, the woman found that six monthly MetroCards had been purchased one stop away at the Fort Hamilton Parkway station—a $726 expense. Police said that the man used one of the cards at the Nostrand Avenue station in Bed-Stuy the next day.
Security footage from both stations shows the suspect:
SHEEPSHEAD BAY – A group of teens is wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery that took place in the area of East 14th Street and Avenue U in early December.
Around 2:45 pm on Tuesday, December 5th, a group of three teenagers attacked a man from behind, punching the 20-year old victim in the head and stealing his cell phone, police said.
The group fled on foot, but surveillance footage is available. Police described the suspects as black male teenagers, between 12-16 years old.
SHEEPSHEAD BAY – Finally, police are tracking down a burglar who stole expensive tools from a construction site in the evening of Sunday, December 3.
Between 4:00 and 9:00 pm, the unknown suspect gained entry to the location of a new luxury condo at 2128 Ocean Avenue, stealing several power tools valued at $17,890, said police.
The suspect was caught on surveillance video, and an image can be seen below. Police described the suspect as a white male around 30 years old, and about 210 pounds. The man has brown hair and was last seen wearing a grey jacket, black jeans and a blue Yankees cap.
Anyone with information in regard to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.