Thieves love their Apples

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Apples a day

At least nine laptops were stolen last week in six break-ins. Here’s a round up:

• Two crooks swiped a MacBook and an iPod Touch from an apartment on Grand Street between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue on Nov. 7. The 24-year-old victim said he was not there between 6 pm and 1 am.

• Two Apple laptops were swiped from a unit on S. First Street between Keap and Hooper streets, on Nov. 8. The victim said she was out of the apartment between 2 and 4:30 pm.

• A thief snatch an Dell laptop from an Orient Avenue apartment on Nov. 5. The 36-year-old victim said she left her house, which is near Metropolitan Avenue, at 8:30 am and came home 12 hours later to find the computer gone and her belongings strewn about.

• A thief stole to two MacBooks and a digital camera from a S. Third Street apartment on Nov. 5. The 33-year-old victim said he was not in the unit — between Roebling and Havemeyer streets — from 3 to 9:30 pm.

• A Gateway laptop was yanked from an apartment on Lorimer Street, between Powers and Grand streets, on Nov. 9 at around 3 pm.

• Two MacBooks were stolen from an apartment on Powers Street between Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street on Nov. 9 sometime between 9 am and 3 pm.

Trick, no treat

A tricky duo hit a man in the head with a piece of wood in his girlfriend’s lobby on Maujer Street on Oct 31.

The 52-year-old victim said he was waiting for his girlfriend to let him into the building, which is between Humboldt Street and Graham Avenue, at around 10:15 pm when someone tapped him on his shoulder and said, “Trick or treat?”

Before he could answer, the man whacked him in the head with a 2x4. His girlfriend found him in the vestibule two hours later.

iPhone and run

A 16-year-old subway mugger was arrested after he allegedly ripped a woman’s iPhone out of her hand on Nov. 5.

The 32-year-old victim told cops that she was leaving a J train at the Broadway and Marcy Avenue station at about 5 pm when the young thug grabbed her phone. She ran after him, but he pushed her away.

But he didn’t get far before cops collared him. The iPhone was recovered.

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