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A jerk steals two bikes from apartment

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Bike bandit

A crook snatched two bikes from a woman on Fourth Street while she was on vacation in early July.

The 45-year-old victim told cops she locked her apartment near Eighth Avenue and left for a trip on June 22, then came back about two weeks later. That’s when she discovered the jerk had climbed into her basement and swiped a Cannondale and a Black Diamond hybrid bike — worth at total of $1,200.

Citizen’s arrest

A teenage scoundrel snatched a cellphone from a woman on Fifth Avenue on July 10 — but wasn’t able to escape before cops came.

The 28-year-old victim told cops she was nearing a friend’s home near Union Street at 9 pm, when the kid grabbed the iPhone out of her hand, then ran north. The woman chased after him and, with the help of a witness, held the thug until cops came.

Cops arrested the 18-year-old suspect the same night.

Motorcycle diary

A thug tried to steal a motorbike on Union Street on July 8 — but got caught.

The 31-year-old biker told cops he locked his 2007 green Kawasaki to a street sign near Third Avenue and saw a van knock over the pole at 2:40 am. The sketchy driver then tried to unchain the motorcycle — but the owner confronted him and the jerk ran away.

Double crossed

A group of thugs stole some jewelry from a man on 10th Street on July 7.

The 35-year-old victim told cops two men cornered him near Fifth Avenue, then demanded he hand over his $350 gold crucifix necklace, a ring and $150.

Ice cold

A jerk snatched an air conditioning unit from a gym on President Street on July 3.

An employee told cops he locked the doors to Triomph gym near Third Avenue at around 9 pm, then came back the next day at 10:30 am. That’s when he discovered his cooling unit had been pushed through the window and $8 was missing from the cash register.

Poor bookworm

A crook jacked a wallet from a military gal on Grand Army Plaza on July 1.

The 29-year-old victim told cops she was at Brooklyn Public Library near Flatbush Avenue at 7 pm, when she noticed her Wet Seal wallet was gone. She then found out a thief had used her credit cards.

Envelope gone

A thief snatched an envelope of cash from a shopper on Second Avenue on July 6.

The 45-year-old victim told cops she was browsing at Lowe’s Home Improvement near Tenth Street at around 6 pm, when she noticed her envelope — containing $1,400— had disappeared near the cash registers.

Duped DJ

A thief jacked some fancy electronics from a man on Fourth Avenue on July 8.

The 36-year-old victim told cops he locked his apartment near Sackett Street at 11:30 am, then went to work. He came back at 3 pm and discovered a thug had smashed the lock on his kitchen window and swiped his $2,700 laptop, a $100 camera — and $100 stereo music mixer.

Hospital rat

A crook snatched a wallet from a hospital patient on Sixth Street on July 9.

The 25-year-old victim told cops she set her red purse on the edge of a bed, then fell asleep at New York Methodist Hospital, near Eighth Avenue, at around 2:30 pm. She woke up a couple hours later and found her purse gone — along with an iPhone and $400 Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Storage swipe

A jerk snatched a laptop on President Street on July 7.

The 24-year-old victim told cops he left his MacBook Pro in a storage area — which several people could access — at 2 pm, then came back the next day at 6 pm. That was enough time for someone to swipe his $1,800 computer and a black-and-white bicycle worth $600.

Art attack

A jerk snatched a laptop from an art space on President Street on July 7.

The 28-year-old victim told cops he opened his studio at Brooklyn Creative League near Third Avenue at 7 am, then noticed a second floor window was open — and that his $1,100 Mac was gone.

— Natalie O’Neill

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