PARK SLOPE — A man's recent move to Park Slope got him a new place to live, but cost him a $5,000 Cartier watch, according to a police report.
A 32-year-old man told police that he last saw the expensive timepiece inside his safe on Oct. 19, the day before the safe was moved into a new apartment on Eighth Avenue and Union Street. When he checked his safe a few days later, the Cartier watch, a $700 pair of Montblanc mother of pearl cuff links, and the man's U.S. passport were all gone.
The man told police that the movers were the only ones who had access to the safe during the move, and that he may have left it unlocked, according to the report.
Other recent crimes in the 78th Precinct include the following, with details from incident reports provided by police:
► A 17-year-old girl had her backpack stolen by a man wearing a blue and gray hoodie on Halloween at 8 p.m. The girl was sitting on a bench in Prospect Park near 10th Street when the man grabbed her bag. The thief fled to Seventh Avenue, where he was lost in Halloween parade crowd.
► A pickpocket snatched a wallet containing $190 in cash and a $500 bank check from a woman's purse as she was shopping at the Marshalls in the Atlantic Center mall on Oct. 28 about 11:25 a.m.
► A 26-year-old woman was at The Fifth Estate bar on Oct. 29 about 9:45 p.m. when she received a series of emails about purchases made with her credit card. The woman then realized her wallet had been stolen out of her bag, minutes after she had taken it out to pay for a drink. The thief spent $37.07 at a nearby Rite-Aid and $113 at an MTA vending machine.
► A 49-year-old man who was on parole for robbery was arrested after allegedly stealing five pairs of Beats by Dre headphones from the Best Buy at the Atlantic Center mall on Oct. 31 at 8:30 p.m.
► Three thieves stole two Fit Smart bands, two Vivosmart bands, a Forerunner 620 running watch and a Bose Soundlink Mini from the Best Buy at the Atlantic Center mall on Oct. 29 at 11 a.m.
Major crimes in the 78th Precinct have dropped 5.8 percent this year compared with the same period in 2013, according to the latest figures from the NYPD.