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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Convenience score

A shifty shopper stole a woman’s purse from her shopping cart at an Eighth Avenue supermarket on July 19, police reported.

The victim was picking up groceries at the establishment near 63rd Street in Sunset Park at 5:30 pm when she set her bag on the cart and walked away for a moment, officers said.

When she returned, her handbag — which contained an iPhone, $50 cash, and her bank card — was missing, a report states.

Faking and entering

Two con men posing as utility workers stole $2,300 from a home on 84th Street on July 15, according to law enforcement records.

The pair called on the home between 10th and 11th avenues sometime between noon and 1 pm, telling the occupant that they worked for the water company and needed to check the home’s water, law enforcement sources said.

The victim let the tricksters into her basement to do the work, but they left after a few minutes, and when the victim returned upstairs, she saw that someone had rifled through her bedroom drawers and taken the cash, police said.

That takes some brass

A sneaky burglar stole 60 feet of brass pipe from a residence on 13th Avenue sometime between July 12 and 15, cops said.

The prowler entered the building, which sits between 66th and 67th streets in Dyker Heights, through a basement window and made off with 20 yards of the one-inch pipe valued at $1,000, a report states.

Ripped off

Two chumps choked out a guy on 65th Street and ripped his clothes to steal his wallet in the early morning hours of July 19, officers said.

The victim said he was walking between 10th and 11th avenues in Dyker Heights at 4:45 am when the predatory pair approached him.

One brute put the victim in a chokehold and grunted, “Give me your wallet,” while the second ripped open the victim’s back pocket and absconded with the wallet, according to the authorities. The goons sped off in a black sedan, police officials said.

— Max Jaeger

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