Fiend steals man’s car at knifepoint

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Highway robbery

A thug stole a man’s car at knifepoint on Third Avenue on May 9, police state.

The victim said that he was coming out of a bank between 93rd and 94th streets at 11 pm when the villain came up to him, flashed a blade, and demanded the keys to his Mercedez-Benz.

The man surrendered the items, and the fiend hopped into the vehicle — which contained the victim’s laptop, $525 paycheck, and $1,500 in cash — and sped off toward the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

Pub flub

A crook took a woman’s handbag off her barstool at a Fifth Avenue watering hole on May 6, according to cops.

The victim said she left her purse hanging on the back of her seat at the pub between 83rd and 84th streets at 2:30 am and came back 10 minutes later to see the pocketbook — with her iPhone, glasses, credit cards, and $25 cash inside — gone.

Police say the perp attempted to use the victim’s plastic at two different locations shortly afterward.

Ring out

A burglar heisted a man’s gold graduation band from his Fort Hamilton apartment on May 9, police report.

The victim told cops he left his home between 68th and 69th streets at 5:30 am. When he returned at 4:15 pm, he found his front door and fire escape window wide open — and the precious college ring missing.

6815 Fort Hamilton

Car theft

A lowlife swiped a woman’s iPhone right out of her hand as she sat in her car on 72nd Street on May 11, authorities allege.

The victim reported that she was near Fort Hamilton Parkway chatting on her mobile device inside her vehicle with the window open at 10:08 pm when the thief ran up, grabbed the gadget, and fled.

Laundered money

Burglars busted into a Fifth Avenue laundromat and stole $200 in cash early on May 10, cops say.

Security cameras show a pair of masked men removing the lock from the door of the cleaner’s between 83rd and 84th streets at 4:17 am, then plundering the register.

Twisted world

A crook lifted the cash register from a chain pretzel vendor on 86th Street on May 8, according to authorities.

Surveillance tapes show a burglar lifting the unsecured gate of the store between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 3:05 pm. The crook then made off with the till, which contained $200.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507.

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