PARK SLOPE — A dishwasher at a restaurant inside the Atlantic Center mall had her wallet and cell phone stolen as she was cleaning plates on a recent Friday night, according to a police report.
The 20-year-old Buffalo Wild Wings worker left her book bag in an employees-only area of the Flatbush Avenue restaurant while she worked on Nov. 15, according to the report. She later discovered that her wallet and Galaxy Samsung phone had been lifted from the bag, some time after 11 p.m.
Police interviewed other employees at the restaurant. They refused to give their names and said they didn't see anything, according to the report.
Other notable crimes in the 78th Precinct include the following, with details from police reports:
• A 14-year-old girl was walking with her dad on Fifth Street and Fifth Avenue about 6:10 p.m. on Nov. 15 when a man snatched her iPhone 5 out of her hands. The thief ran east on Fifth Avenue and hopped into a brown van. The suspect appeared to be about 60 years old.
• A man was chatting on his iPhone 5 on St. John's Place and Fifth Avenue at 1:50 a.m. on Nov. 11 when a teenager grabbed the phone out of his hand.
• A black Balfa bicycle worth $5,000 was stolen from in front of the Burlington Coat Factory at the Atlantic Center mall on Nov. 16 about 8:45 p.m. The thief cut through a Kryptonite lock that was securing the high-end bike.
• Copper pipes worth $800 were stolen from a residential construction site on Sackett Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues on Nov. 11.
• A 47-year-old-woman had her 2008 Toyota Prius stolen from Seventh Street, between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West on Nov. 7.
• Burglars stole a MacBook Pro, Canon Rebel camera, a Dewalt power drill and other valuables from an apartment on Flatbush Ave. between St. Mark's Avenue and Prospect Place on Nov. 13. Neighbors told police that the building's front door doesn't lock properly.
Overall in the 78th Precinct, major crimes are down .58 percent so far this year, compared with the same period in 2012, according to the latest numbers from the NYPD.