More than $2,600 in blood glucose strips were swiped from the Duane Reade pharmacy on 86th Street on Oct. 18.
Cops said that the chain store between Fourth and Fifth avenues was open for business at 8 pm when a thief jumped over the pharmacy counter and grabbed up boxes upon boxes of the test strips.
Talk about a low blow: thieves broke into two basement apartments within a three-day span last week.
First, on Oct. 19, someone broke into a basement apartment on 62nd Street near 13th Avenue by kicking in the back door sometime after 7 am. When the 22-year-old victim returned at 5 pm, he found the door open and $500, his jewelry and iPod missing.
Two days later, a 42-year-old man returned to his subterranean apartment on 78th Street near Gatling Place at 10:30 pm to find his door broken off the frame and his 32-inch flat-screen television, Dell laptop, three gold rings, a gold chain and five gold watches missing.
With pit crew precision, a team of thieves made off with the tires from a 2009 Honda Fit that had been parked on 84th Street on Oct. 17.
The car’s owner, 54, told police that she left the car near Dyker Place at 5 pm, but when she returned at 10 am the next morning, all four tires — which cost $2,400 — were missing.
Leaving his mark
A would-be thief raided a Bay Ridge Avenue home sometime last week but left something behind — his footprint.
The 63-year-old resident told police that she returned to her home near 15th Avenue after a two-week vacation on Oct. 18 to find her bedroom window open and a footprint on the windowsill.
Worse than the smudge was the condition of the apartment — all the drawers were open and the place had been ransacked.
That said, nothing was missing.