COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT DISTRICT — Thieves broke into a man’s home through a trapdoor last weekend and swiped more than $800 in expensive gadgets, police said.
The victim, a 50-year-old man, was eating out with his family between 5:30 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. on Oct. 25 when he returned home to find the trapdoor to his bedroom has been forced open, police said.
The hinges of the door, which connects to an alleyway on Tiffany Place between Kane and Degraw streets, had been unscrewed, the victim told police.
No arrests have been made.
Other notable crimes from the 76th Precinct include:
► A 36-year-old man who had been drinking beer at a Smith Street bar said he was assaulted but does not remember details of the attack, police said. The man recalled leaving Bar Great Harry at 280 Smith St. on Oct. 26 and said he was “attacked” between 4:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. after drinking five beers, according to the police report.
The victim did not know who assaulted him or where, but he ended up on Cheever Place between Kane and Degraw streets in Cobble Hill, where his girlfriend found him, police said.
Police did not have any information on the man's injuries.
► The cab of a semi-truck went missing in Red Hook last weekend. The $50,000 Freightliner Century had been parked at the corner of Clinton and Bay streets around midnight on Oct. 26 but disappeared from the site by 2:30 p.m. the next day, police said.
No broken glass was found at the scene and there is no record of the vehicle being towed, according to police. A trailer that had been attached to the freightliner was still at the location, police added.