Second Theft at Park Slope School, Police Say
PARK SLOPE — A thief struck a classroom at a Park Slope high school for the second time in a month this week, police said.
A teacher at Park Slope Collegiate reported that her wallet was stolen out of a duffel bag that she had left in the back of a fourth-floor classroom on Jan. 30, according to a police report. The crook made off with the educator's credit cards, debit card, MetroCard, Social Security card and driver's license.
The theft was the second incident at the school within the last month. On Jan. 16, another teacher's purse was stolen from an unlocked cabinet, also on the fourth floor. The victim of the Jan. 30 theft told cops that the Jan. 16 incident "occurred with the same student class," according to the report.
Park Slope Collegiate is one of three schools inside the former John Jay High School building at 237 Seventh Ave. A representative of the school could not be reached immediately for comment.
Other notable crimes in this week's blotter at the 78th Precinct included the following, with details provided from police reports:
• A 26-year-old woman was shoved to the ground by two men who snatched her iPhone. The victim was walking westbound on 13th Street and Seventh Avenue at 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 when a man ran up from behind, pushed her to the ground, and grabbed her iPhone. The man and an accomplice fled in a gray Nissan sedan with New York plates.
• A 20-year-old from Sicklerville, N.J. had more than $2,600 of fashionable duds stolen from inside his car on Carlton Avenue between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place on Feb. 1. The crook's haul included a $399 Ralph Lauren jacket, a $1,100 Burberry duffle bag, , $185 Nike Air Jordan 7 sneakers, a $295 Gucci belt; $270 Nudie jeans; $180 G-Star jeans; a $60 hoodie and a $46 10-Deep beanie hat. Also stolen was $160 Kindle Fire tablet.
• A 19-year-old had his debit card stolen while he was "on a party bus" on Jan. 1, the victim told police. The victim, of Bayridge, said he was on the party bus on Jan. 1, and realized his ATM card was gone the next day when he went to the bank to withdraw cash. The victim investigated further and realized that $446.51 in purchases had been made with the card.