Another Bizarre Theft in Crown Heights, Thief Makes Off With Umbrella

A Crown Heights home was the victim of another bizarre theft this week. A thief felt the need to slip the bolt of a back yard gate to steal a table umbrella. The man got away clean with his prize, besides for the clear video footage of his deed.


Sometimes a persons urges are so strong, that even if the act is wrong, they will still break the law. Others have cravings for things they really don’t need, but will go many lengths to get anyway. Then, there’s this guy.

Video surveillance of the bizarre theft shows as the man rode his bike to the back yard gate of a Crown Heights home, and bypasses the gates bolt lock. The man enters the back yard, and makes directly for a large table umbrella, leaning up against the gate.

The man took his precious prize and hopped back on his bike, riding down the street and made his getaway.

This theft follows a slew of assaults, car break-ins, package thefts, a car jacking, and vandalism that have plagued the Crown Heights community over this past month.

Below are the August incidents that have made the news:
Elderly Jewish Man Brutally Assaulted in Crown Heights Park, Rushed to the Hospital (Updated 7:40PM)
Shocking Photo of Thief Entering Building in Crown Heights Holding a Machete
Car Break-ins Resume in Crown Heights
Daylight package thief made off with some merchandise from a Lefferts Ave porch
Another Random Act of Vandalism in Crown Heights
One Arrested After Breaking into Bus and Discharging Stolen Fire Extinguisher into Shops on Kingston Ave
Package Thief Again Breaks into Building, Steals Packages
HATE CRIME: Jewish Man Beaten with Stick and Another Pepper Sprayed In Crown Heights
Jewish Woman Stalked and Harassed While Walking in Crown Heights, Perpetrator Arrested
Car Stolen in Crown Heights With 1 Year Old Inside (UPDATED 9:15PM)
Car Stolen Overnight in Crown Heights

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