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Semitic silliness

Cops are looking at a second possible bias incident in Brooklyn Heights this week, after a resident on Hicks Street found an anti-Semitic note posted to his front door on Dec. 8.

“The situation is being investigated,” said a cop source, noting that in both circumstances the victims are Jewish.

Last week, a homeowner one block away on Pineapple Street found a note in thick black marker that said, “Kill Jews.”

Indomitable snowmen

Two perps held up an upscale fast food joint at gunpoint on Dec. 1, pretending to be customers of the Remsen Street restaurant.

The pair entered the soup-serving mainstay, which is near Court Street, at about 6:40 pm, ordered food and sat down to eat it.

But moments later, they stopped the manager as he took the register drawer to the office upstairs in preparation for closing up for the night. That’s when one perp pulled a gun and ordered three employees to hand over their wallets and cellphones and wait in the freezer for 10 minutes or he would shoot them, cops said.

The second perp pulled out his own gun and went upstairs to the office and ordered the manager to get money out of the safe. The manager complied, and handed him more than $7,000.

Cops are searching for the two men, who witnesses described as 6-feet, 230 pounds.

Scrooged

A perp broke into a Smith Street apartment on Dec. 2, picking the lock with a screwdriver and stealing a laptop, iPod, and $150.

The victim, who lives near Bergen Street, left for work at 8:40 am, but when he came home just before 6 pm, his front door was busted open and his things were missing.

Thai’d up

A perp broke into a Montague Street restaurant in the early morning on Dec. 7, stealing $450 and two iPods.

Employees left the eatery, which is between Hicks and Henry streets, just after midnight, but when they returned nine hours later, the front door was broken. Cops said the security camera wasn’t turned on at the time of the crime.

Plumb gone!

A burglar masquerading as a plumber stole two laptops from a woman’s apartment as she sat in the next room on Dec. 6.

The incident happened just after noon, when the perp knocked on the woman’s apartment, which is on Court Street between Livingston and Schermerhorn streets, and said he needed to check her bathroom because there was a leak downstairs.

The unsuspecting victim let him in and went into her bedroom, but when she came out moments later to check on him, the man — and the laptops — were gone.

Steak and muggings

A man mugged a woman with a steak knife on Dec. 6, making off with her wallet and cellphone near the F-train stop at York and Jay streets in DUMBO.

The woman was walking on Jay Street at just after 7 am when the perp approached and said, “Give me your money and don’t scream, or I will stab you.” He then pulled out a steak knife, and aimed it at her.

The woman, who lives in Brooklyn Heights, complied and watched as the perp fled on York Street.

Alley smacks

A thug pushed a man into an alley along Jay Street on Dec. 5, then pulled out a knife and mugged the victim.

The Queens man was walking to work near Cathedral Place just after 6 am when the perp approached him, pushed him onto the quiet sidestreet, pulled out a knife, and said, “Give me your wallet and cellphone so you can’t call the police.”

The man complied without a fight, and the perp fled down Jay Street.

— Sarah Portlock

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Ed Silver from Murry Hill says:
To Whomever: I find your subheads in this section reprehensible. Since when does a journal make light of serious criminal activity with puns and other attempts at humor? If one of your loved ones were held up at gunpoint or injured during a strongarm robbery, how would you feel if someone made a joke about it? Unbelievable. Shame on you!
April 29, 2009, 1:35 pm

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