Royal Oak, ignoble crime

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Bagged at Royal Oak

A bar rat ruined a woman’s Friday night when he lifted her purse and valuables from Royal Oak.

The victim was out dancing early on Sept. 26 when she left her purse on the back of a chair. A prowler at the Union Street hangout lifted the bag, which contained credit cards, a cellphone, an iPod and a designer scarf, while the victim’s back was turned.

2 timid thugs

Two inept muggers attempted to rob a woman on Leonard Street but got scared off.

The intended victim was walking near Skillman Avenue at 1 am on Sept. 23 when two perps grabbed at her and her purse.

“Come with us,” they said menacingly, but when she screamed for help they scurried off towards Metropolitan Avenue.

Bear of a thief

A man stole not only a purse, but some much-needed affection, from a passerby on the morning of Sept. 24.

The victim was walking on Newel Street towards Norman Avenue when a middle-aged male grabbed her in a bear-hug. While feigning affection he wrestled her bag out of her hands.

“Give me your f—ing purse,” he whispered, then fled in a purple minivan at around 10 am. The purse contained a wallet but nothing else.

Felon followed

A purse snatcher struggled with a plucky victim on Woodpoint Road on Sept. 26, but made off with her bag.

The female victim was walking towards the Graham Avenue L train at around 11 pm when the perp approached and tugged at her shoulder strap. She put up a fight, but the strap broke and the grabby man drove off in a minivan.

Pry and plunder

A thief pried his way into a N. Seventh Street pad on Sept. 24, lifting a woman’s valuables.

The young woman told cops that was in a hurry when she left for work that morning and left the top lock of her apartment open. When she returned at around 9 pm to the unit, which is near Wythe Street, she discovered that her door had been forced open and the thief had taken an iPod, Macbook and some jewelry.

Like taking candy

A ruthless thief stole a cellphone from a 12-year-old on Sept. 24.

The little victim had just gotten out of school on Manhattan Avenue near Engert Avenue and was dialing his mom, when the thug approached him from behind and plucked the Sidekick from his hands.

Reverse psych

A thief cleaned out a man’s car, parked at the corner of Skillman Avenue and Humboldt Street on Sept. 25.

Perhaps trying to avoid a break-in, the victim left his auto unlocked when he parked it at 4 pm. Seven hours later, he returned to find that his cellphone, laptop, backpack, and head phones had all been taken from the unsecured vehicle.

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