Cleaner blamed for cleaning out

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A housecleaner has been blamed for stealing jewelry from a Sterling Place apartment on Dec. 18.

A 37-year-old woman realized that her diamond and platinum earrings, worth $1,500, had vanished from her apartment, which is between Fifth and Sixth avenues, after a cleaning person had tidied her home.

The woman, in subsequent days, discovered that two bottles of perfume, a Lucky Brand T-shirt and an iPod were also AWOL.

The housecleaner has not yet been arrested.

Crime partners

A St. Johns Place man was robbed at gunpoint by a well-organized duo on Jan. 6.

The man with the revolver said, “Give me your money,” while his partner stood across the street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, as a lookout.

The victim forked over $20 and his cellphone, and the bandits took off down the street at 6:30 pm.

Rough stuff

A man roughed up a woman in a purse-snatching on Sixth Avenue on Jan. 10.

The thug came from behind and said, “Don’t scream and let go of the bag.”

The woman did just that — and not only lost $500 in the process, but got a little banged up in the 9:30 pm attack between Sterling and Park places.

She was taken to Long Island College Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

He knows

Two gun-toting thugs robbed a man who had just withdrawn money from an ATM on Flatbush Avenue on Jan. 6.

One of the perps brandished the firearm at 11:30 pm, near the corner of Eighth Avenue, and said, “You know what this is.” The 37-year-old victim certainly did.

He gave $400 to the criminals, who ran away.

After midnight

A Fifth Avenue grocer was robbed just after midnight on Jan. 11 by a man with a handgun.

The hoodlum entered the nearly empty store, between Fourth and Fifth streets, and told the worker to “get in the back.”

The perp then stole $500 from the register and fled.

Gone in 60 secs

The only sign that a woman’s car was parked near the corner of Fourth Avenue and President Street on Jan. 8 was the broken glass shimmering on the street the next morning.

The last person to legally operate the woman’s 1997 Toyota Corolla was her daughter, who had borrowed it for the move to a new apartment.

The daughter parked the vehicle at 11 pm, but it was gone at 7:30 the next morning.

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