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Brooklyn Heights thief nabs $40K in cash from parked car

July 30, 2019 Noah Goldberg
Police released surveillance image of a man who stole $40,000 from a parked Jeep in Brooklyn Heights. Photo via NYPD
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A Brooklyn Heights thief hit the lotto when he smashed the window of a parked car and stole a backpack sitting on the passenger seat  — a backpack that was stuffed with $40,000 in cash, cops said Tuesday.

The sweatshirt-wearing menace used a wrench on July 11 to get into the Jeep sitting on Joralemon Street and snag the treasure-filled bag, police said. No arrests have been made.

It was not immediately apparent whether the man knew the bag had $40,000 in it.

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In a video released Tuesday by police, the man, with his face obscured by a black cloth, calmly approaches the Jeep with a wrench in the middle of the day and hits the passenger window four times before it fully cracks. He then grabs the backpack and darts off down Joralemon Street.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. You can also submit tips on the CrimeStoppers website or on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.


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