Crooks heisted $1,700 from a popular Franklin Street watering hole on March 8.
The thieves broke into the Alligator Lounge and grabbed the cash from a register in a storage closet between 6:15 pm and 3 am, when workers discovered that the dough was missing.
Many employees at the bar, which is near the corner of Franklin Street and best known for serving free pizzas with every drink purchase, have access to the register, cops said.
Though not reflected on the police report, the pizzas are excellent.
Cops nabbed a thug suspected of ambushing a 26-year-old and snatching his cellphone on March 9.
The crook and an accomplice confronted the victim on Manhattan Avenue near the corner of Conselyea Street and punched him in the head.
“What you got,” one of the crooks said, as he pilfered the victim’s pockets for an iPod Touch and a Nokia cellphone.
After the mugging, the thugs ran — but they didn’t get far before police locked up one of the alleged assailants.
Crooks ransacked a Roebling Street apartment building, prying their way into at least two units on March 11.
The burglars forced open the front door of one residence between 9:45 am and 7 pm and grabbed a laptop and a Bluetooth earpiece.
Between 2:15 and 6:30 pm, the thieves pushed their way into another unit in the building, which is near the corner of North Eighth Street, and heisted a laptop, a cat carrier, a purse and rings.
Witnesses spotted two “suspicious” males exiting the building with a duffel bag in hand.
Thieves heisted copper cables from a Meserole Avenue construction site earlier this month.
The crooks snatched the increasingly valuable metal sometime between Feb. 26 and March 10, escaping from the site, which is between Russell and North Henry streets, with the costly cables as well as ladders and scaffolding.
As The Brooklyn Paper has long reported, thieves have been going for the gold — copper — for years, as the price of the once penny-valued metal has rise.
Greenpoint car thieves have a thing for old Honda Civics, heisting the dependable sedan in at least two separate instances overnight on March 11. Here are the shocking details:
• Crooks hotwired a green 1996 Civic and drove it away from its spot on West Street near the corner of Java Street between 7:30 pm and 8 pm the next evening.
• A gray 1994 Civic was swiped from the corner of West and Quay streets sometime between 9 pm and 9 pm the following night, leaving behind only shards of glass where the Japanese-made car was once parked.
— Ben Muessig
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