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Knife-wielding menace takes man’s phone

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Knife of you to call

A brute with a blade stole a man’s smartphone at knifepoint at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Bay Ridge Avenue on June 30, cops said.

The man was standing at the corner between 12:30 am and 12:45 am, when the villain whipped out a knife and put it to his throat, then slipped an LG L9 phone from his pocket.

Gadget grabber

A burglar stole $4,000 worth of gizmos from a car parked on 71st Street sometime between June 28 and June 30, according to law enforcement officials.

The owner of a 2013 Subaru parked his ride between 13th and 14th avenues in Dyker Heights at 7:30 am that Saturday, and when he returned at 9 am on Monday, he found his thermal imaging camera, moisture meter, thermal hydrometer, floor meter, digital measurer, and three pairs of sunglasses gone, police stated.

Purse pinched

A thief swiped a purse from a parked car on Fourth Avenue on June 30, according to a report.

The victim parked her vehicle near 99th Street in Bay Ridge at 11:30 am, and when she came back at 1:30 pm, she realized someone had taken her Coach purse, a ring, a hard disk drive, $500, and her credit card, police said.

The total value of the stolen goods was estimated at $1,315, cops recounted.

Saws swiped

A tool of a burglar broke into an 82nd Street residence and stole $3,293 worth of power tools sometime between June 28 and June 30, cops said.

The proprietor left the building, which sits between 11th and 12th Avenues in Dyker Heights, at 1:30 pm that Saturday, but when he came back at 8 am the following Monday, he found that someone had entered through the basement and made off with the tools, law enforcement officials said.

— Max Jaeger

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507.

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