Bag man: Thief nabs backpack containing $40,000 from car parked in Brooklyn Heights

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Wanted: Police are looking for this man they suspect of breaking into a car and stealing a backpack containing $40,000 in cash at Joralemon Street on July 11.

Police are looking for the fiend who nabbed a backpack stuffed with cash from a car parked on Joralemon Street on July 11.

The thief broke into the victim’s car near Hicks Street through a passenger-side window at 1 p.m., smashing the glass with a cross wrench and nabbing the bag that contained a whopping $40,000, cops said.

Investigators claim the backpack bandit fled on Joralemon Street towards Brooklyn Bridge Park, and was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, brown shorts and black sneakers.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 3:03 pm, July 30, 2019
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Jim from Cobble Hill says:
Obviously someone who knew what was in there. If I knew who it was, I wouldn't rat them out though, since if you're dumb enough to leave $40k in a car's front seat... then you had it coming. Also I would make sure I got a cut though.
July 30, 2019, 7:39 pm
Barry from Kenya says:
Shut the fuk up Jimmy, you snitch!
July 30, 2019, 8:37 pm
Barry from Kenya says:
I can’t keep up with all the crime from these white people, can’t we start a croquet league and give them something to do! or Boules? Or maybe shoving metal objects into my backside?
July 30, 2019, 8:39 pm
Hillary from Prison says:
This crackhead will kill himself with that kind of money. Some drug dealer is about to get paid big time.
July 30, 2019, 10:54 pm
Hillary from Prison says:
I smoke dix for crack.
July 31, 2019, 7:06 am
I have eyes from Park Slope says:
This wasn’t random in the slightest. The guy strides straight to the car holding the money, doesn’t even glance at other cars, just look at the video, he knew the car and knew where it was parked. Question everyone involved with the transaction with the cash. The friends and family members of the car’s owner. Bank employees. Business employees.
July 31, 2019, 7:46 am
Ms. Me from Bay Ridge says:
Imagine having to explain to the police why you have $40,000 cash in a bag in your car! Or are they not allowed to ask?
July 31, 2019, 9:12 am
Wendall says:
Who carries that much money? Was it a drug dealer's back pack??
July 31, 2019, 9:23 am
neighbor from BK Heights says:
Car owner's son or son's friend perhaps? He definitely knew what was in the bag.
July 31, 2019, 12:13 pm
lucky from the stix says:
he wasnt very experienced everyone knows ya use porcelain to pop car windows dummy. you swing like a —— tweaker.
July 31, 2019, 12:45 pm
Chartrice Coolidge from Gowanas says:
Well la-di-da lucky! Not all of us walk around with fancy porcelain tea cups swinging around! Some of drink our coffee from a mug. Maybe plastic single use cup. We aren't having starbucks, we're drinking instant coffee. Supermarket brand Sanka. Our spelnda is in little packets, stolen from diners. I carry them in my purse. This may offend you, but sorry, we're not all gentrifications! like you are?!?!
Aug. 1, 2019, 2:47 am
Hillary from Prison says:
STFU, Chartrice! You stooopid ni66er.
Aug. 1, 2019, 6:55 am

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