A middle-aged man returned to his 77th Street apartment to find his life savings and jewelry stolen by thugs who entered through a rear basement on Jan. 24.
The 43-year-old returned to his apartment, which is near 14th Avenue, at around 8 am to find that the thugs had busted through a basement door, swiped cash and jewelry, and fled through the same door, police said.
Thugs stole the tires and rims right off a 2008 Infinity coupe — and left the fancy car sitting on milk crates on Jan. 25.
The 31-year-old victim made the sad discovery when he returned to his vehicle, which had been parked on 64th Street near 24th Avenue, at around 8 pm the following day.
The thieves rolled off with the hot wheels, yet left the car untouched.
A woman was awakened by a flashy dressing intruder who swiped a jewelry box from her 77th Street apartment on Jan. 23.
The 54-year-old was sleeping in her apartment, which is near 16th Avenue, at around 1 pm when she was startled by the perp, who was wearing a black suit.
The burglar fled in fright once the victim awoke, grabbing the first thing he could find: a jewelry box that contained $250 and necklaces, police said.
An elderly woman had her wallet stolen as she attended a weekly prayer meeting at a Bay Parkway church on Jan. 22.
The 79-year-old was at the church, which is near 61st Street, at around 7:30 pm. She told cops that she had placed her pocketbook in a closet and starting making coffee for the group.
When she returned a half hour later, the wallet, which contained $200 and credit and debit cards, was missing, police said.
An elderly woman was hugged and robbed by a complete stranger on West 11th Street on Jan. 22 — and, yes, the events occurred in that order.
The 68-year-old was near Avenue S, at around 9:05 am, when the thug unleashed his inner sensitive side by embracing the victim in a bear hug, then searching through her pocketbook and swiping her wallet.
The thug pocketed the wallet, which contained $30, credit and debit cards, and fled, knocking the victim to the ground in the process, police said.
A thug who impersonated a police officer stole a man’s cash and dignity at 11:45 pm on Jan. 21.
The victim was on 85th Street near 17th Avenue at 11:45 pm when the impersonator pulled up in a dark-colored vehicle. The thief exited the car, told the victim he was a police officer, and without showing any identification, began searching him, removing a wallet which contained $150, police said.
The thief followed the victim as he walked back to the apartment, but then quickly sped off down 84th Street, throwing back the wallet — minus the cash, of course.
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