Wallet Stolen at Trendy Prospect Heights Restaurant
BROOKLYN — A customer at a trendy ramen joint had her wallet stolen out of her purse by a man who cops chased down and arrested around the corner, according to a police report.
The victim, a 35-year-old Prospect Heights resident, was dining at the noodle and broth restaurant Chuko on Vanderbilt Avenue between Dean and Bergen streets about 7 p.m. on May 9 when a man allegedly grabbed her wallet out of her purse. The man ran away when the victim confronted him, but cops caught up with the alleged thief around the corner.
Police arrested Jamall Newborn, 33, on Dean Street and Vanderbilt Avenue.
Other notable crimes in this week's blotter at the 78th Precinct included the following, with details from police reports:
• A Park Slope mom had her iPhone 5 stolen out of her hand as she was taking her daughter to the park at 5:20 p.m. on May 6. The mom, 44, was on Berkeley Place between Fifth and Sixth avenues when a man snatched the phone and ran away.
• A thief stole some pricey duds from a Bergen Street boutique on May 3. The fashionable bandit struck Eponymy about noon, and picked up Timo Weiland dresses valued at $435 and $535, and a garment from the British designer Antipodium worth $225.
• An unlucky Target shopper had her valuables stolen after she collided with another shopper's cart. The victim, a 57-year-old Fort Greene resident, had stowed her canvas tote bag in her shopping cart at the 635 Atlantic Ave. store. After another shopper's cart bumped into her cart, the victim looked down to see whether her leg was injured. While the victim was distracted, a speedy thief stole the tote bag, which contained the woman's learner's permit, a receipt from a driving school, social security card, and credit cards.
• The rims and tires were stolen off a 2010 Infiniti parked on Lincoln Place between Seventh and Eighth avenues on May 7. The victim, a South Carolina resident, told cops she parked the blue sedan, then returned to find its 19-inch alloy rims and Michelin tires gone.