Purse snatcher makes off with woman’s phone, wallet

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Cold shoulder

A jerk snatched a purse — containing a wallet and cellphone — from a woman on 14th Street in the early morning of July 7.

The 39-year-old victim told cops she was near Fifth Avenue at 4:30 am when a crook grabbed the bag hanging from her shoulder and ran away, making off with the brown wallet and cellphone inside.

Held tight

A group of thugs roughed up a man, then jacked his cellphone on Prospect Park West on July 3.

The 24-year-old victim told cops he was standing in front of his home near Ninth Street at 12:15 am when five thugs walked up. One of them grabbed him and held him from behind while another swiped his iPhone before running away.

Tireless thief

The wheels of two cars — one parked on Prospect Park West and the other on Garfield Place — went missing overnight on July 5.

The 40-year-old victim told cops he parked his gray 2008 Audi on Prospect Park West near 14th Street at 9 pm, then came back the next day at 8 am. That’s when he discovered all four tires and rims — worth $2,500 — gone.

A 2009 black Nissan parked on Garfield Place near Fifth Avenue suffered the same fate, police said.

Jewels jacked

A crook stole some jewelry and electronics from an apartment on Fourth Street on July 6.

The 31-year-old victim told cops she locked her door as she left her home near Fifth Avenue at 8:30 am. She came back at 7:30 pm and discovered a dent on her door and her lock busted — then noticed a necklace, camera, and a laptop missing.

Retail tale

A thief swiped a wallet from a clerk at a shop on Fifth Avenue on July 6.

The 25-year-old victim told cops she set her purse behind the counter at Something Else, a clothing store near Union Street, at 1:30 pm then helped some customers.

She returned an hour and a half later and discovered her Marc Jacobs wallet, along with her Kingsborough Community College ID and $80, gone.

Mama mia!

A jerk stole an unattended wallet from a pizza shop on 14th Street on July 2.

The 20-year-old victim told cops he left his wallet and cellphone at a restaurant near Fifth Avenue at 9:10 pm, walked away for 10 minutes, then came back and discovered them gone.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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