COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT DISTRICT — More than $6,000 worth of jewelry and electronics were stolen from a woman's Union Street home in a possible fire escape burglary, police said.
The 44-year-old victim left her home between noon and 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 and returned to find that her bedroom had been ransacked, police said.
The woman told police said she watched television for about an hour before discovering that her apartment had been broken into.
About $6,310 worth of valuables was stolen, including a $2,000 gold engagement ring with diamonds, a $1,000 vintage pocket watch and a laptop worth $500, police said.
The thief also took $500 in cash, a Swiss Army watch, a topaz ring and an iPod worth $150.
Police said the thief possibly climbed up the fire escape and entered the room through the window.
Here are other notable crimes in the 76th Precinct, according to police sources:
► Three teenage thieves snatched an iPhone from a 60-year-old woman around 2:45 p.m. while she was talking on the phone and walking to pick up a child from school at Fourth Place and Smith Street on Feb. 4. Two of the thieves, both 16-year-old boys, were arrested and the $400 phone was recovered. A 15-year-old boy is still wanted for the crime.
► A Rapelye Street landlord grabbed his tenant’s cell phone during an argument with her and fled the building. The landlord took off with the $200 Samsung Galaxy phone in a white Land Rover Feb. 4 afternoon. The landlord had not been arrested, police said.