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Wedding Guest Has Purse Stolen at Park Slope Nuptials, Police Say

By Leslie Albrecht | August 13, 2013 2:57pm | Updated on August 13, 2013 5:50pm
 The Old Stone House on Fifth Avenue and Third Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
The Old Stone House on Fifth Avenue and Third Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
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PARK SLOPE — A wedding guest was separated from her valuables while celebrating a couple's union.

A Dobbs Ferry woman had her purse stolen while she was attending a wedding at the Old Stone House on Fifth Avenue and Third Street on Aug. 10, according to a police report.

The 47-year-old victim stashed her valuables in an office at the historic site for safe keeping during the celebration. When she returned they were gone. The thief got away with two leather bags containing credit cards, a cell phone, $130 in cash and two Metro-North train tickets.

Other notable crimes from this week's blotter at the 78th Precinct included the following, with details from police reports:

• A woman had a gift card stolen while she was at a Starbucks. The 33-year-old victim was at the coffee chain's store on Seventh Avenue and Garfield Place on Aug. 10. She left her valuables unattended while she went to the bathroom. When she returned, her credit cards, debit card, $60 in cash, and a $20 Starbucks gift card were gone.

• Two men were arrested after they allegedly roughed up a man and stole his iPod on Third Avenue and Carroll Street on Aug. 7. Police arrested Anthony Manzo, 25, and Michael Delbianco, 29, after Manzo allegedly stole a 20-year-old man's iPod while DelBianco allegedly hit and kicked the victim. Manzo allegedly grabbed his waistband and pretended to have a gun, then threw the iPod at the victim, injuring him. Both Manzo and Delbianco were charged with robbery, assault and menacing.

• A fight erupted between two brothers at a stoop sale. The 56-year-old victim was setting up for the sale outside his house on 11th Street and Sixth Avenue on Aug. 11 when his 59-year-old brother showed up. The brother bought some coffee mugs, then the two siblings got into an argument. The older brother allegedly hit the younger man with both his fists and the mugs, leaving the victim with cuts and bruises. The older brother told the younger brother, "I'm going to take your house." No arrests were made.

• A 44-year-old woman had her car and some fancy duds stolen while she was at a private party at the Prospect Heights bar Kombit on Aug 9. The victim parked her 2010 red Nissan Rogue near St. Mark's Place and Fourth Avenue. When she returned, her car was gone. Inside the vehicle was a $500 pair of Gucci sunglasses, a $350 pair of Tom Ford sunglasses, and a $300 pair of True Religion jeans.

• A cab driver drove off with his passenger's valuables inside his car's trunk on Aug. 6. The 36-year-old passenger, a Washington, D.C. resident, told cops the cabbie dropped her off in front of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on Union Street and Fourth Avenue. When she asked the driver to open the trunk so she could get her luggage, he said "OK," then sped away.

Overall in the 78th Precinct, major crimes are down 5.21 percent this year, according to the most recent statistics from the NYPD.