Brooklyn store is latest victim of robbery crew in string of thefts: NYPD

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 three suspects who stole phones from a T-Mobile store in Brooklyn, Bushwick, on May 3, 2022.
The three suspects who stole phones from a T-Mobile store in Brooklyn, Bushwick, on May 3, 2022.
DCPI

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.

The thieves stole approximately $3,200 worth of electronics from the store.
The thieves stole approximately $3,200 worth of electronics from the store.
DCPI

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 suspects stole new phones straight from the store's display cases.
The suspects stole new phones straight from the store’s display cases.
DCPI

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.

Anyone with information related to the incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All conversations are strictly confidential.

Leave a Comment