Jewelry and Cash Stolen from Columbia Street Waterfront Home, Police Say
COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT DISTRICT — About $1,400 worth of jewelry and cash were stolen from a Warren Street home last week, police said.
The victim, a 49-year-old man, left his apartment on April 16 around 5:45 p.m. and returned on April 19 about 6:30 p.m. to find his valuables missing, police said.
There were no signs of forced entry, but the bedroom door and the living room window were both open when the victim returned to his house between Hicks and Columbia streets, police said.
The thieves took $50 in cash and about $1,350 worth of pricey baubles, including rings, cufflinks, a small ivory cross, miscellaneous costume jewelry, a man’s wedding ring and silver earrings, police said.
Other notable crimes from the 76th Precinct, according to police:
► A man was punched and mugged on Sackett Street between Smith and Hoyt streets after getting out of a taxi in Boerum Hill about 3 a.m. on April 17, police said. Five unknown men approached the 40-year-old victim before of them punched the victim’s face and took his wallet, which held assorted credit cards and about $40 in cash, police said.. The muggers then fled the scene. The victim did not suffer any visible injuries and did not require medical aid, police added.
► A $500 bicycle and a $100 bike helmet were stolen from a Cobble Hill home between 8:45 p.m. on April 17 and 9:30 a.m. the next morning, police said. Thieves entered the house on Warren Street between Henry and Clinton streets after breaking a window on the front door and unlocking it, according to police. The victim, a 42-year-old man, was out for dinner on the night of April 17, he told police.