Surveillance video captured a trio of thieves brutally ripping new phones off their displays at a Brooklyn store — part of a string of thefts that has netted the criminals more than $32,000 to date, police say.
The phones in the video were stolen from a T-Mobile store at 1367 Broadway in Bushwick around 3:20 p.m. on May 3, authorities said.
The three crooks stole $3,200 worth of electronics from the display before fleeing the store in a silver sedan, police said.
The NYPD posted a video of the crime on Twitter on Sunday.
The first crime in the pattern occurred around 10:15 a.m. on March 30 at T-Mobile’s at 43 E. 170th St. in The Bronx, police said.
The three thieves entered the Mount Eden store and forcibly removed $6,500 worth of electronics from a display case before fleeing.
“The individuals were last seen getting into a gray Acura sedan, NJ PL# N23JDK, en route to unknown areas,” police said.
About an hour later, the same suspects are said to have busted a T-Mobile store at 46-01 Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside, Queens, where they took $6,000 worth of merchandise, police said.
The next theft happened around 1pm on April 13, when the same bandits are believed to have struck a T-Mobile at 37-44 82nd St. in Flushing, Queens.
This time, the robbers forcibly removed $3,900 worth of electronics from a display case before fleeing.
A few hours later, around 2:30 p.m., the same bandits barged into a T-Mobile at 408 Knickerbocker Ave. in Brooklyn and disappeared from a display case with $9,200 worth of electronics, police said. They were seen in a gray sedan with Illinois license plates.
The next job came on April 21, when the trio entered a store with the same chain at 1367 Broadway, the agents said. This time they grabbed $1,100 worth of electronics.
On May 21, they called a T-Mobile at 18-22 College Point Blvd. in College Point, Queens, where they removed $2,400 worth of electronics from a display case, the officers said.
That was a few hours after they opened a Walgreens at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. in East New York and inexplicably stole $66 worth of Pampers, the officers said.
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