Belly Dancing Costumes and Sword Stolen from Car in Fort Greene, Police Say

By Janet Upadhye on September 3, 2014 10:50am 

 More than $2,000 worth of belly dancing paraphernalia was stolen from a car parked on Fort Greene Place.
More than $2,000 worth of belly dancing paraphernalia was stolen from a car parked on Fort Greene Place.
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FORT GREENE — A suitcase full of more than $2,000 worth of belly dancing gear — including a sword and silk scarves — was swiped from a car parked in Fort Greene on Aug. 24, according to police.

The owner of the car, a 34-year-old woman, left the vehicle on Fort Greene Place near DeKalb Avenue at 12:30 p.m.

When she returned at 4 p.m. she found her bag full of belly dancing costumes, a scimitar sword, silk scarves and assorted costume jewelry stolen, police said.

The car was not damaged, according to police.

No arrests were made, the NYPD said.

In other crimes in the 88th Precinct:

► Two teens were arrested after stealing a cell phone from a cab driver, police said.

The victim told police that he picked up four teenage boys on Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park and drove them to 287 Myrtle Ave. on Aug. 27 around 10 p.m.

When the car stopped, one teen jumped out and punched the driver in the face through the open driver's side window while the teen in the passenger seat grabbed the cab driver's cell phone from the center console, according to police.

All four men then fled without paying, police said.

Two teenagers, ages 15 and 17, whose names DNAinfo is withholding due to their age, were arrested in connection with the crime two days later on Aug. 29.

They were charged with robbery, assault and harassment, police said.

It was not clear what happened to the other teens.

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