68th Precinct Police Beat: Burglar steals nearly $50,000 from popular Bay Ridge bar

March 24, 2016 Jaime DeJesus
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Between Saturday, March 12 and Saturday, March 19, the 68th Precinct received reports of three burglaries and one grand larceny. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


A popular bar at 86th Street and Third Avenue was the victim of a burglary during which approximately $50,000 was stolen. On Saturday, March 12 sometime between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., an unknown perp entered the establishment and stole the safe that contained the money. The bar’s front door wasn’t damaged.

No arrests have been made.


An apartment near Eighth Avenue and 68th Street was broken into by an unknown burglar while the resident, a 41-year-old Asian man, was at work. The break-in occurred on Saturday, March 19 between 3 and 11 p.m., with the perp entering the home through a window near one of the bedrooms, ransacking all the drawers and stealing $2,000 cash, credit cards and an iPad.

No arrest has been made.


On Monday, March 14 at approximately 4 a.m., an unknown burglar broke into a deli at Third Avenue and 86th Street by shattering a glass door window of the establishment. When the store’s employee, a 33-year-old man, entered the premises, he saw that the unknown perp had knocked down a tablet and stolen $200.


Around $5,000 worth of jewelry, including a Movado watch worth nearly $3,000, was taken from an apartment at 68th Street and Ridge Boulevard on Thursday, March 17 sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  The resident, a 63-year-old Hispanic man, discovered his loss when he returned home and saw that the kitchen window was unlocked and open.


A 26-year-old woman had her wallet lifted after she left her handbag unattended on her stroller at a department store at Fifth Avenue and 69th Street on Thursday, March 17 at approximately  3:30 p.m. While she was shopping, a perp opened the purse, and stole the wallet, which contained $50 and credit cards before fleeing the scene.

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