Surveillance video captured a trio of thieves brazenly snatching new phones straight from their screens at a Brooklyn store — part of a string of robberies that have netted criminals more than $32,000 so far, cops say.
The phones in the video were stolen around 3:20 p.m. on May 3 from a T-Mobile store at 1367 Broadway in Bushwick, authorities said.
The three crooks stole $3,200 worth of electronics from the display before fleeing the store in a silver sedan, cops 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. March 30 inside the T-Mobile located at 43 E. 170th St. in the Bronx, cops said.
The three thieves entered the Mount Eden store and forcibly removed $6,500 worth of electronics from a storefront before fleeing.
“The individuals were last seen getting into a gray Acura sedan, NJ PL # N23JDK, heading to areas unknown,” cops said.
About an hour later, the same suspects reportedly hit a T-Mobile store at 46-01 Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside, Queens, where they took $6,000 worth of merchandise, cops said.
The next robbery happened around 1 p.m. on April 13, when the same bandits allegedly hit a T-Mobile at 37-44 82nd St. in Flushing, Queens.
This time, the thieves forcibly removed $3,900 worth of electronics from a storefront before fleeing.
A few hours later, around 2:30 p.m., the same bandits entered a T-Mobile at 408 Knickerbocker Ave. in Brooklyn and fled with $9,200 worth of electronics in a store window, cops said. They were seen getting into a gray sedan with Illinois plates.
The next job was on April 21, when the trio walked into a store of the same chain at 1367 Broadway, cops said. This time they ripped off $1,100 worth of electronics.
Then on May 21, they picked up a T-Mobile at 18-22 College Point Blvd. in College Point, Queens, where they took $2,400 worth of electronics from a storefront, cops said.
It was hours after they walked into a Walgreens at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. in East New York and inexplicably stole $66 from Pampers, cops said.
Anyone with information regarding 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 tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.