Laptop, Cash and Books Stolen from Williamsburg Bar, Police Say

By Nikhita Venugopal on March 11, 2014 1:25pm 

 The Brooklyn Ale House, located at 103 Berry St., in Williamsburg.
The Brooklyn Ale House, located at 103 Berry St., in Williamsburg.
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WILLIAMSBURG — An Apple laptop and $200 were stolen from a customer at a Williamsburg bar Feb. 25, police said.

The victim, an 18-year-old woman, went to the Brooklyn Ale House at 103 Berry St. and left her burgundy backpack on the floor around midnight, police said.

When she left the bar around 4 a.m., she realized that her backpack was missing along with a 15-inch MacBook Pro, cash, books and a sketchbook, police said.

While the cost of the device was not immediately known, a new laptop of similar specifications can cost between $1,999 and $2,599, according to the Apple website.

Management at the bar was not available to comment.

Here are other notable crimes from the 94th Precinct, according to police:

► A man was stabbed with an unknown sharp object just before 4 a.m. March 7 near Frost Playground in Williamsburg. The 24-year-old man was meeting a friend on Frost Street between Kingsland and Morgan Avenues when he was stabbed in the stomach. The victim, who did not know if he was attacked by a single person or a group, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital.

► A Time Warner Cable van was broken into and robbed of Hilti tools on Feb. 28 while it was parked at night in a 24-hour warehouse on Paidge Avenue in Greenpoint.

► A book bag was snatched from a 20-year-old man who was walking on North 7th Street near Meeker Avenue around 11:30 p.m. March 1. The victim, who spoke to police through a Japanese interpreter, said the bag contained a Samsung Galaxy phone.

A bag containing cash, a wallet, debit cards and a student ID, was stolen from McCarren Park while its owner was playing soccer with friends Jan. 15. The 29-year-old man said he left the bag on the ground for two hours.

► A purse holding valuables worth $1,725, including credit cards, jewelry, a watch, cash and keys, was stolen from the trunk of a car while the owner was at work March 5 in Williamsburg. While the car doors were locked, the trunk, where the 34-year-old woman had stored her purse, was left unlocked. 

► A 2007 Subaru Impreza was stolen from Meeker Avenue after it was parked under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway between Kingsland Avenue and Sutton Street on March 2 between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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