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Acupuncture Clinic Burglarized in Fort Greene, Police Say

By Janet Upadhye | April 1, 2014 9:43am
 Brooklyn Open Acupuncture is located at 88 S. Portland Ave. in Fort Greene.
Brooklyn Open Acupuncture is located at 88 S. Portland Ave. in Fort Greene.
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FORT GREENE — This thief had some nerve.

A burglar stole nearly $4,000 worth of electronics and other items from a Brooklyn acupuncture clinic, police said.

The theft occurred between 9 and 9:15 a.m. on March 21 in Brooklyn Open Acupuncture, located at 88 S. Portland Ave., near Fulton Street, when an Apple laptop, an iPad, a backpack, a wallet and an iPhone 4s were stolen, the owner told police.

The items went missing when the owner left the front room of the clinic unlocked and unattended for 15 minutes while she checked on a client, police said.

No arrests have been made.

The store declined to comment.

Other items in this week's blotter at the 88th Precinct included the following, according to police sources:

• Nearly $3,000 was stolen from No. 1 Chinese Food at 705 Fulton St. on March 18, police said. A restaurant employee told police that when she arrived to work at 11 a.m. she noticed that a vent in the ceiling was broken. She also said the cash register and an ATM had been smashed, according to police. Investigators believe the burglar left through the back door, which was found unlocked, police said.

• A pocketbook belonging to a 62-year-old Brooklyn Hospital patient was stolen from her room on March 20, according to police. The victim left her pocketbook unattended and noticed it missing later the next day. The alleged thief stole the patient's Social Security card, several credit cards and Oxycodone, according to police. No arrests were made.