Man Steals iPhone From Woman Pushing Baby Stroller, Police Say
WILLIAMSBURG — A woman pushing a baby in a stroller while walking a dog near the Williamsburg waterfront last week was robbed of her iPhone, police said.
The 30-year-old woman was walking on North Third Street near Kent Avenue around 10 a.m. on July 30 when a 19-year-old man came up from behind, reached into her front pocket and ran off with the iPhone, police said.
He then fled on Kent Avenue toward Metropolitan Avenue, police said.
He was accompanied by another person on a bike, but the woman could not provide identifying information about the second person, police said.
Police have released a surveillance photo of the man. Anyone with information should call the police department's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or by submitting tips to the crime stoppers website.
Other notable crimes in the 94th Precinct include:
► A woman who hired three men from Craigslist to move her furniture last week found several items — including a mini motorcycle — missing afterward, police said.
The woman, 44, was moving apartments on Nassau Avenue on Tuesday, July 29.
The three men, including a 55-year-old and two 27-year-olds, arrived in a white box truck with graffiti all over it, police said.
The men moved boxes and plastic bags into the woman's new apartment. Once the move was done, the woman realized that a mini-motorcycle, an Apple laptop, a scooter and cash were gone, police said.
► Another woman lost out on $3,400 after using Craigslist to find an apartment, police said.
The woman, 38, found the Greenpoint apartment on the site last month and then transferred the $3,400 as a down payment on July 18.
The man who listed the apartment on Huron Street near Franklin Street agreed to meet the woman last Saturday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m.
He didn't show and didn't respond to texts, emails or calls, police said.
► Someone who approached a woman to bum a cigarette ended up taking the woman's wallet, police said.
A woman, 24, was waiting for a realtor to see an apartment on Clay Street, near Manhattan Avenue, when the person approached her for a cigarette, police said.
The woman, whose purse was on a nearby ledge, felt uncomfortable and turned away to use her phone.
After the realtor arrived and led her up to the apartment, the woman noticed that a wallet, debit cards and a MetroCard was missing from her bag.
Police did not have a clear description of the suspect.
► One Williamsburg thief dressed up for his crime last Saturday, according to police.
A man left his apartment door unlocked to buy groceries around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, and returned to find a man wearing a black suit and white shirt in his home, police said.
The burglar, who was described as 5 feet, 8 inches and about 30-years-old, was clutching costume jewelry from the apartment's bedroom, located on North Fifth Street near Wythe Avenue.
The burglar started running toward the man, who tried to stop the thief from exiting. The thief ended up dropping all the costume jewelry to the ground and leaving, police said.
No property was taken, police said.