Friday, June 11, 2010

Report: Burglar busted after dropping stolen passport

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.

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Goggla said...

Ugh, this sort of thing makes me nervous. Front/back doors get propped open in summer, but it's also the time of year when there's a turn-over in tenants and you don't always know who is who. Good for that cop, who happened to be watching.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like this guy hasn't learned his lesson.