Police Blotter: Week of Oct. 25, 2018

PACKAGE PERP

A burglar let himself into a Sullivan Street apartment building to steal packages on Oct. 16.

Video surveillance shows the crook somehow defeat a lock to let himself into the lobby of the building between Prince and Spring streets at 4 am, nabbing six packages there and fleeing.  

TOOL TIME

A thief nabbed $2,700 worth of gear from a Washington Street worksite on Oct. 20.

The head of a contracting outfit told police 25 workers had access to the construction site between Desbrosses and Vestry streets at 3:30 pm, and suspects at least one of them made off with a small fortune worth of laser levels and drill sets that were left there.

 SHADY CHARACTER

Cops busted a man for allegedly stealing more than $2,000 worth of sunglasses and a child’s jacket from a chain store on Liberty Street on Oct. 20.

An employee told police the suspect pilfered shades and jacket from the store near West Street at 2:40 pm, stuffing his ill-gotten accessories into a black gym bag, then slinking past the register.

Police cuffed the suspect that day, charging him with grand larceny, cops said.

 HANDY CROOK

A thief dismantled scaffolding on Broadway to get at a man’s $1,200 bike on Oct. 17.

The victim told police he locked his bicycle to the scaffolding between Prince and Spring streets at 7:30 pm, and returned about 15 minutes later to find someone had unbolted a beam to nab his bike.

Colin Mixson

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