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Reports from the 77th Precinct.


The following information was supplied by the 77th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.


$2 Shoplifting Arrest

A 19-year-old man was charged with stealing two cans of Nutriment, worth $1 each, from a Franklin Avenue bodega, according to a police report.

The theft took place between 1:45 and 1:59 a.m. at Gourmet Deli at 790 Franklin Avenue on Sunday, Feb. 19 and the teen was arrested the same day.


Sterling Place Burglary

Someone stole $4,950 worth of electronics from a Sterling Place house while it was being renovated.

The 36-year-old owner said he left keys with a contractor and a painter on Feb 14. He returned to the house, located between Underhill and Washington, five days later to find it burglarized.

Taken was a $2,500 Apple MacBook Pro, a $600 iPhone 4, a black leather briefcase worth $1,000, a $500 Waterman pen set, $250 in computer accessories and a $100 EZ Pass. The plumber and contractor both denied taking the goods, according to the police report.


Bergen Street Bike Theft

A $200 Nishiki bicycle and, ironically, a $45 lock, were stolen from in front of an apartment building on Bergen Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt on Feb. 14 between 10 a.m. and noon. The report did not indicate whether the bike had been locked at the time.


Fake Traveler’s Check Passed at Boutique

A woman scammed a Vanderbilt Avenue boutique when she bought a $25 bracelet using a $100 counterfeit traveler’s check, and left with $72.38 in change. The incident happened at 1 of a Find, 633 Vanderbilt Ave. between St. Marks and Prospect at 3:45 p.m. on Feb. 13, according to a police report.


Dean Street Playground Theft

A 15-year-old boy said he left his bag on the soccer field and when he returned 10 minutes later the bag was emptied out all over the ground and a $195 set of Dr. Dre Beats headphones were missing. The theft happened on Feb. 14 at 4:45 p.m., according to a police report.v



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