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15-Year-Old Arrested for Stealing iPhone from Park Slope Shop, Police Say

By Leslie Albrecht | February 27, 2017 10:12am

PARK SLOPE — A 15-year-old boy was arrested after stealing an iPhone from a Flatbush Avenue cellphone store, police said. 

The teen, along with two other young men, grabbed the iPhone 7 Plus off a display stand at the Metro PCS store on Flatbush Avenue and Park Place on Feb. 15 at 4 p.m., a police report said.

The trio fled the store, and the two other teens were not arrested, according to the report.

Other recent crimes in the 78th Precinct include the following, with all details from police reports:

► A 20-year-old employee of the Rite Aid on Fifth Avenue and 10th Street was arrested Feb. 3 after opening a cash drawer at the store, removing $525.35 in cash, putting it in her pocket and fleeing the shop.

► A police officer suffered a minor injury to his hand after he and his partner chased down a man suspected of stealing from the Duane Reade on Flatbush and Seventh avenues on Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. The suspect flailed his arms to resist arrest and told the officers, "I did not take the deodorant."

► Two men who were hired to work at a warehouse on First Street and Third Avenue damaged a $250 custom-made wood toolbox Feb. 12 at 3:49 p.m. One of the men was drunk and became belligerent before starting throwing things around, causing damage to the toolbox, according to the NYPD.

► The back windshield of a 2015 Lexus parked at the northeast corner of Fifth Street and Fourth Avenue was broken Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.

Overall, major crime in the 78th Precinct has increased 33.68 percent this year compared to the same period in 2016, according to the most recent statistics from the NYPD. There were 127 major crimes reported between Jan. 1 and Feb. 19, 2017, compared to 95 major crimes during that period in 2016.

Editor's Note: The 78th Precinct does not regularly provide information to the media on open cases involving major crimes such as robbery, grand larceny, rape, burglary and felony assault. Some information on those crimes can be found on the NYPD's CompStat 2.0 website and on the NYPD's NYC Crime Map.


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