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Porsche-Driving Thieves Steal $2,600 in Leather Pants, Cops Say

By Leslie Albrecht | September 4, 2013 4:18pm
 Two thieves stole $2,600 in leather pants from a Flatbush Avenue boutique.
Two thieves stole $2,600 in leather pants from a Flatbush Avenue boutique.
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PARK SLOPE — Fashion-forward thieves with a taste for fast cars struck a trendy men's boutique recently, according to a police report.

The duo allegedly stole two pairs of $1,330 Alexander McQueen leather pants from Atrium, on Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street. Atrium also has a SoHo location where celebrities Kanye West and Rihanna have been known to shop, according its Facebook page.

The thieves allegedly snatched the pricey duds at 6:05 p.m. on Aug. 28, then fled eastbound on Dean Street in a black Porsche Cayenne. The store manager was able to write down the car's license plate number, and the Porsche was later recovered, empty, about two blocks away. Both of the crooks were wearing red baseball hats, according to the police report.

No arrests had been made in the case as of Wednesday.

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

► A manager at the Brooklyn Nets retail shop at the Barclays Center was arrested after allegedly stealing $2,000 from the store. Cops arrested 27-year-old Dartique Williams after another manager at the store discovered that Williams was making fraudulent transaction on the shop's cash register, police said.

Because Williams was a manager, he had access to a special code that allowed him to process returned merchandise, according to a criminal complaint filed with the Brooklyn District Attorney's office. He allegedly used the code to create fake returns, then pocketed the cash value of the items.

Williams, who had worked at the store since at least April, allegedly admitted to the crime when another manager confronted him. He was charged with grand larceny and he's due in court on Sept. 24.

► Nearly $4,000 in electronics was stolen out of a car on Dean Street near Third Avenue on Aug. 31. The two victims parked their SUV, then returned later to find the passenger side window smashed. The stolen valuables included two computers, a camera, data storage drives, a microphone and headphones.

► A commercial driver for a company called YP Natural was making a delivery near Seventh Avenue and 10th Street on Aug. 29 when someone snatched $5,000 in cash and $2,000 in checks from his truck, police said. The driver had stopped into a nearby business to make his delivery; when he returned he found that someone had tampered with the truck's passenger side door.

Overall, major crimes in the 78th Precinct have dropped by 5.65 percent so far this year compared with the same period in 2012, according to the most recent NYPD statistics.