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Woman Punches Hole Through Door. Thief Uses it to Steal Her Stuff: Police

By Serena Dai | November 11, 2014 5:43pm
 A woman returned home after being arrested to find more than $850 worth of property gone, police said.
A woman returned home after being arrested to find more than $850 worth of property gone, police said.
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EAST WILLIAMSBURG — A thief used the hole a woman punched through her own bedroom door to steal $850, plane tickets and a note from the woman's dead grandparents, police said.

The woman, 30, said she left the cash, plane tickets to Wisconsin, a personal letter from her dead grandparents and credit card information in an apartment on Thames Street near Morgan Avenue, police said.

She then left her apartment on Nov. 3 around 9 p.m. after being arrested based on an unspecified warrant, police said. When she returned home the next day at 5 p.m., the woman saw that all the items were missing from the couch where she left them, police said.

The thief had entered her room from the bedroom door, which had a hole in it from when the woman punched it sometime before her arrest, police said. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment, police said.

The woman told police that she believed her roommate took the belongings. Information was not available on why the woman punched a hole in her bedroom door or why she had been arrested.

No one has been arrested for the burglary, police said.

Other notable incidents in the 90th precinct include:

► Two teens snuck up on a woman and punched her in the face before stealing $1,670 worth of property from her, police said.

The woman, 36, was walking near Bogart and Ingraham streets on Nov. 5 around 4:15 p.m. when the two men, both about 18 years old, approached her from behind, police said.

One man was on foot while the other was on a bike, police said. They grabbed her arm and purse, pushed her to the ground, punched her face and kicked her ribs, causing pain and bruising, police said.

The $1,670 worth of property included an American Eagle purse, a Marc Jacobs wallet, Prada glasses, $680 worth of medication, a Nintendo video game and a $300 money order.

Police are investigating the incident.

► A man jumped out from under a parked truck and punched a 62-year-old man in the head last week in an attempted robbery, police said.

The victim was walking east on Moore Street toward White Street on Nov. 3 around 8:30 p.m. when the man, who was wearing all black, jumped out from underneath a parked truck, police said.

The man, about 40 years old and 5-feet-8 inches tall, punched the 62-year-old, causing him to fall to the ground, police said.

The man then fled west on Moore toward Bushwick Avenue, police said. The victim said he still had his Samsung phone after the incident.

► A man biking along Kent Avenue was pushed off his bike and knocked out in a robbery last week, police said.

The man, 27, was biking on Kent Avenue near the Williamsburg Bridge on Nov. 4 around 1:15 p.m. when he was pushed off his bike and struck by an unknown object, police said.

He lost consciousness and woke up to find $1,450 worth of property gone, including his bike, an iPhone 4S and a brown leather wallet.

The victim had injuries to his lower lip and front teeth, police said. He did not see where the thieves, all men, fled, police said.

The incident is still being investigated.