Here's an item of interest from the NYPD Daily Blotter in the Post today:
Cops busted a bone-headed East Village apartment robber after a passport stolen from his victim fell from his bag, authorities said.
A cop in plainclothes witnessed Mark Perlov go into an apartment building on East 6th Street near Second Avenue Tuesday just after midnight, cops said. Perlov allegedly began knocking on apartment doors, then finally picked a lock. Fifteen minutes later, the suspected prowler walked out of the building with a purple laundry bag, and the cop saw a passport fall from the sack, sources said. Inside the bag, police found an e-book reader, a digital camera and a laptop computer belonging to the victim whose apartment Perlov had pilfered, cops said.
He was charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools, said a spokesman for DA Cyrus Vance Jr.