Flashy clothes help cops catch crook

An allegedly fashion-forward crook in a checkered hat and bright purple shirt should have worn less conspicuous clothing during a home burglary Tuesday, police said.

The “criminal straight out of Fashion Week” allegedly ransacked and robbed a home in the 1300 block of Kansas Street at around 11 a.m., Bayview Station police said.

Why was he dressed so flashy? Because the “couture culprit” had been arraigned that same morning on felony burglary charges, police said.

“The snazzy ensemble was his ‘court attire,’” police said. “His court paperwork was in his pocket.”

A neighbor saw the 6-foot-1, 275-pound man outside the home and offered a “great description” to cops.

The suspect was wearing a “grey Gucci-like print checkered print hat and matching shoes, blue jeans and bright purple shirt with silver  embroidery,” police said.

Cops spotted the man walking on the sidewalk in the area of Vermont and 26th streets.

He was eating an ice cream bar that he had stolen from the home, police said. He also had other loot from the home, including a child’s violin, laptop, a bag full of coins and, of course, a box of ice cream bars, police said.

Inside the sleeve of the violin case was a school ID for the child who lives in the burglarized home. The child’s photograph was also featured on the desktop of the laptop, police said.

He was booked at Bayview Station.

“Looks like his next court date will be sooner than later,” police said.

Police also released the type of ice cream bar he had stolen.

“If you absolutely must know, it was a ‘So Delicious’ brand chocolate covered vanilla bar with nuts,” they said.


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