Teacher's Purse Stolen from Park Slope Classroom
PARK SLOPE — Teachers give a lot to their jobs, but at one Park Slope school, that includes valuables, according to police.
A 53-year-old teacher at Park Slope Collegiate had her purse stolen out of her classroom on Jan. 16, according to a police report. The purse, which contained the educator's driver's license, debit card and $36 in cash, was snatched from an unlocked cabinet in the fourth-floor classroom about 3 p.m.
Park Slope Collegiate is one of three high schools inside the former John Jay High School building on Seventh Avenue and Fifth Street.
Other notable crimes in this week's blotter at the 78th Precinct included the following, with details provided from police reports:
• A 22-year-old Manhattan man was robbed of his laptop and other property by a gun-toting thief and two accomplices as he walked to the subway on Jan. 13 at 9:57 p.m. The victim was at the corner of St. John's Place and Eighth Avenue when the three men approached and showed him a silver handgun. The thieves stole the man's Apple MacBook Pro, iPhone, wallet, briefcase, books, an Apple charger, earbuds, a credit card and debit card, and a California driver's license.
• A teenager was robbed of his $300 iPhone 4S at knifepoint on the subway. The 18-year-old victim told police he was riding the 4 train on Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. when a man and a woman approached him. The woman demanded the teen's phone while the man showed him a knife and threatened to stab him if he didn't hand it over. The pair fled the train at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center stop.
• A 57-year-old woman had her purse stolen while visiting a patient at New York Methodist Hospital on Seventh Avenue and Sixth Street. The woman, a New Jersey resident, left her purse on a hook by the door and returned to find it gone. The thief snatched the woman's $400 wedding band, a Chase debit card, $120 in cash and the woman's driver's license.
• The burglary of an apartment on Fourth Street and Sixth Avenue netted $4,725 in stolen property. The burglar entered through the fire escape window and left through the front door. Along the way, the thief took three Apple laptop computers, $150 in cash, an unspecified number of check books, a $500 Sony camera, $225 in jewelry, and a $250 Descente ski jacket.
• A 29-year-old man had his $1,500 Apple MacBook Pro stolen from Bar Reis on Fifth Avenue and Sixth Street on Jan. 12. The man told cops he left his computer in a book bag behind a chair, and returned to find the bag gone.
• A 26-year-old man had his wallet and a $350 Windows cellphone stolen from Excelsior, a bar on Fifth Avenue and Sixth Street. The victim told cops he was drinking at the bar on Jan. 18 when the property was "removed from the table in front of him."