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A 43-year-old woman said she returned to her 80th Street apartment to find three sharply dressed Asian men plundering her rare jewelry and liquor on Oct. 18.

The victim returned to her apartment, which is near Fifth Avenue, at around 11 pm and discovered the three bespoke men who claimed to be cops.

They packed up her stuff — including a pair of diamond earrings, valued at $40,000, a bottle of Jack Daniel’s that was, oddly, valued at $9,000 on the police report, and two golden pigs each worth $400.

Park puncher

A 67-year-old woman exercising at Leif Erickson Park said a couple roughed her up and ran off with her purse on Oct. 18.

The victim told cops that the trouble began when she was enjoying her exercise at the park, which is on Eighth Avenue near 67th Street, at 7:20 pm. That’s when a man and a woman walked up to her, abruptly punched her in the face, then ran off with her purse, which contained her identification, but no cash.

The woman was treated and released at Lutheran Medical Center.

Tourist trap

Three men attacked a 40-year-old man as he walked under the overpass on Seventh Avenue near 72nd Street on Oct. 16.

The victim told cops he was under the overpass at around 2:15 pm when the three perps demanded money. When the man refused, the three thugs maced him, took his backpack and wallet and fled on foot.

The thugs made off with $120, books, and an electronic English translator, which was valued at $120.

Tire thief

Tires were stolen off a man’s 2007 Infinity on Oct. 16.

The 27-year-old said he noticed the missing wheels at 7 am when he went to the car, on 80th Street near Ridge Boulevard.

Shake down

Does this signal the return of the squeegee men?

A 41-year-old woman said she was mugged while stopped at an intersection on Oct. 16.

The victim told cops that she was stopped at the intersection of 88th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway at around 9:30 pm when a perp suddenly began shaking the back of her car.

Next, he came around to the passenger side, reached through the window, pulled out a knife, and demanded cash.

The victim handed over $200 before watching the crook flee on foot.

Water punks

A team of thugs that had gone on a mini crime wave by impersonating water workers were finally nabbed by police after they attempted to rob another elderly man on Oct. 19.

The trio of thugs, all decked out with walkie-talkies, hard hats, and gloves entered the 87-year-old’s 84th Street apartment, which is near 21st Avenue, at around 10 pm. They told the victim they were there to check the water, but they checked his funds instead, and swiped an unknown amount of cash, police said.

The imposters were caught outside the victim’s home after the elderly man called police and told cops the thugs’ whereabouts. His money was returned.

Trio nabbed

Three middle-aged women were caught red-handed when they tried to walk out of a Bay Parkway department store with stolen goods on Oct. 19.

The group was leaving the store, which is near Cropsey Avenue, at around 4 pm when they were stopped by security, who caught them with clothes, boots, and handbags, police said.

The goods were returned to the store, and the women were brought to local lock-up.

Bump and run

A woman’s wallet was swiped as she was leaving an 86th Street supermarket after a group of thugs bumped and robbed her on Oct. 20.

The 60-year-old was leaving the store, which is near 23rd Avenue, at around 4 pm when the group of perps pushed her. During the bump, one of the perps lifted the wallet, which had $100, along with her credit and debit cards, police said.

The bought two gift cards at Toys ‘R’ Us before the victim could cancel the credit cards.

Home helper?

An elderly man had his Shore Parkway apartment raided and his cash stolen while he was out on Oct. 18.

The 87-year-old man returned to his apartment, which is near 20th Avenue, at around 8 am. When he went into his bedroom, he noticed that an envelope containing $2,800 was missing from his dresser draw, police said.

Home invasion

A woman’s purse, containing $300 and credit cards, was taken right out of the front vestibule of her 15th Avenue home on Oct. 17.

The 31-year-old woman locked the screen door and went to the back of her home, which is near Benson Avenue, at around 6 pm. She returned an hour later to find her the screen door pushed in, and her purse gone.

Cleaver stealer

Halloween came early for a woman who was attacked and robbed by a cleaver-toting maniac as she was walking on 23rd Avenue at 5:45 am on Oct. 17.

The 50-year-old near Bath Avenue when she was approached by a thug who swung a blade and said, “I am going to cut you.”

The victim fell as she was trying to avoid it and suffered a large laceration to her face.

The Jason-like thug fled with $400, including her credit and debit cards, leaving the victim on the ground. She was taken to Lutheran Medical Center, police said.

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kool from west mel says:
sucks
April 9, 2008, 2:02 am

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