Fake Deliveryman Steals J. Crew Sweater from Clinton Hill Home, Police Say

By Janet Upadhye on March 17, 2014 3:52pm 

 An alleged burglar dressed as a FedEx deliveryman was caught on camera stealing a J.Crew sweater from a Clinton Hill home, police said.
An alleged burglar dressed as a FedEx deliveryman was caught on camera stealing a J.Crew sweater from a Clinton Hill home, police said.
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CLINTON HILL — An alleged burglar wearing a FedEx deliveryman uniform stole a J. Crew sweater from a 41-year-old woman in Clinton Hill, according to police. 

The man was caught on camera entering an apartment building on Grand Avenue on Feb. 28 after being let in by a neighbor, police said.

He then entered an unlocked apartment taking a J. Crew sweater valued at $41 from a nearby table, police said.

The building's superintendent told police that he saw the suspect leaving the building and did not see him get into a FedEx vehicle.

The alleged burglary took place at approximately 1:47 p.m.

Other burglaries in this week's blotter at the 88th Precinct included the following, according to police sources.

• Christopher Hutchison, 37, allegedly posed as a real estate agent and stole $2,250 in certified checks from a 27-year-old woman in Clinton Hill on Jan. 24. The woman thought she was putting a down payment on an apartment. The money was not returned. Hutchison was arrested on charges of grand larceny by false promise.

• A bicycle was allegedly stolen from a bike rack outside 130 South Oxford St. in Fort Greene on March 8. The bike's owner, a 25-year-old woman, told police she locked her Trek Lexa road bike valued at $1,800 to a rack at 3:15 p.m. and went inside a nearby building. When she returned approximately three hours later, the bicycle was missing. A nearby camera caught the alleged burglary on film but no arrests have been made, police said. 

• A 42-year-old woman told police that her brown, Samsonite suitcase — containing J. Crew and Old Navy clothing, an electric toothbrush, Disney toys and Legos — was swiped from a Clinton Hill sidewalk on Feb. 23. The woman left the suitcase unattended while she went into her residence on St. James Place at 2:30 p.m., and when she returned it was gone, police said. No arrests were made, according to police.

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