Thief Swipes Bag of Laundry from Park Slope Apartment Building, Police Say

By Leslie Albrecht on July 9, 2013 5:10pm 

 A thief stole a bag of freshly washed laundry from a  Park Slope apartment building recently, police said.
A thief stole a bag of freshly washed laundry from a  Park Slope apartment building recently, police said.
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PARK SLOPE — This thief made a clean getaway.

A crook swiped a bag full of freshly washed laundry from a Park Slope apartment building on June 28, police said. A 38-year-old man who lives at the apartment, on First Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues, told cops his laundry delivery service dropped the bag off outside his front door about 5 p.m.

But when his wife got home about 8 p.m., she called to tell him the laundry wasn't there. The bag contained $1,400 worth of clean clothes and other washables, including pants, skirts, T-shirts, leggings, bras, underwear, pajamas, socks, dresses, washcloths, dish towels and a bath mat.

Other notable crimes in this week's blotter at the 78th Precinct included the following, with details from police reports:

• A laptop was stolen from the Wafels & Dinges food truck commissary on Butler Street and Third Avenue on July 2. Security footage shows a man swiping the $1,200 computer about 7:30 a.m. from the building, where Wafels & Dinges waffles are made.

• A 52-year-old woman parked her 2001 Toyota Camry near 450 Flatbush Ave. and returned to find the rear passenger side window smashed and property missing. The stolen valuables included $760 in cash, a Deutsche Bank work ID, a BlackBerry, and keys to the woman's work desk.

• An MTA repairman had his gear stolen while he was doing maintenance work on lighting at the Atlantic Avenue subway station on July 7. The 48-year-old employee, a Staten Island resident, stowed his bag in an "electrical distribution room" on the station's mezzanine level. When he returned about 30 minutes later, it was gone. The stolen valuables included a $400 pair of glasses, a Samsung phone, a set of 29 MTA keys, a "cyber key," screw drivers, an "electrical tester" and a green work helmet.

• A Ninth Street resident came home to find a Sony laptop, a Nikon D5100 camera and two camera zoom lenses missing from his apartment on July 5. The victim, 34, told cops he may have left his back door open. The stolen goods were valued at $2,300.

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