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A theft that was sickening

Sickening steal

A burglar stole $2,800 in rent money from a 10th Street resident in a March 16 break-in that sent the victim to the hospital.

The unfortunate owner returned to her house, which is between Fourth and Fifth avenues, at 10:50 am and noticed that the money had been stolen from a living room table.

Later, when police tried to interview her, the 18-year old victim became so overcome by the emotional trauma that she fainted and had to be taken to nearby New York Methodist Hospital.

Unhealthy burglary

Someone smashed a Seventh Avenue restaurant’s front door lock on the night of March 15 and stole $1,130 of equipment and cash.

Owners of Shinju restaurant, which is near Fourth Street, returned the next morning at 11 am to find a $1,000 plasma-screen TV and a cash register, containing $130, missing.

Rash of thefts

Park Slope laptops were in high demand last week among burglars as another wave of computer thefts struck residences all over the neighborhood.

• Someone walked into a Garfield Place house and stole $1,400 worth of stuff while the family was out to lunch on March 13. The residents returned to the house, which is between Fifth and Sixth avenues, at around 2:15 pm to find a digital camera, a laptop, and a gold ring missing.

Perhaps anticipating a return trip, the burglar also took a set of keys.

• Someone smashed through the front door of a Ninth Street apartment on March 18 and stole a laptop and an antique gold watch. The owner returned to his apartment, which is between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West, at 8 pm to find the valuables gone.

• A crook broke into a President Street house on March 19 and stole a laptop. The owner noticed that the computer was missing, along with its carrying case and an extra set of batteries, when she returned to her house at 8:35 pm. Police believe the burglar entered the house, which is between Fourth and Fifth avenues, by breaking through the rear storage door.

Evan Gardner

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