Bike theft bonanza

Bike theft bonanza

Two thieves were arrested May 31 after they were caught swiping bikes from a Midwood home.

Officials said that Jeremy Doyle and Ryan Water, both 20, reportedly forced open the door to the back garage of the Ocean Parkway house, which is between Avenues K and L, at about 8 pm.

They then grabbed two bikes and pedaled off, only to be captured a short distance away at the corner of 76th Street and 20th avenues. Both were charged with petit larceny and criminal trespass. One of them was charged with criminal possession of marijuana.

Sticky fingered shopping

A 30-year-old thief was arrested May 30 after he was caught swiping clothes and electronics from the Target at the Flatbush/Nostrand Junction on Flatbush Avenue.

Police said Moses Kizito tried to leave the store with a shirt, three USB drives and a portable hard drive at 12:30 pm before store security stopped and held him for police, charging him with petit larceny and criminal possession of a weapon.

Food fiends

A crew of thieves hijacked a food delivery man on May 28.

Police said that the suspects grabbed their victim on East 57th Street between Avenues H and I at 9:40 pm, and punched him in the face, taking $70 and the food order he was about to drop off.

Rock head

A Marine Park resident was struck in the head with a rock during a clash on May 24.

The 23-year-old victim said he was on the Fillmore Avenue side of Marine Park, which is between Burnett Street and Madison Place, at 3:50 pm when he began arguing with a 22-year-old.

During the heated exchange, the younger man picked up a rock and lobbed it at the victim, hitting him in the head.

Responding officers arrested the younger man a short time later, charging him with assault.

Business raid

A gun-toting thief held up a Flatlands Avenue office on May 24 as a worker opened up for business.

The merchant told police that he was lifting the security shutters to the office, which is between East 59th Street and Ralph Avenue, at 7:45 am when the thief ran up and pulled a gun.

The thief forced the 36-year-old employee to fork over $500, his credit cards and a cell phone.

Cops were still looking for the thief as this paper went to press.

Stabbed and robbed

A crew of thieves stabbed a 25-year-old in the neck during a bloody robbery on May 26.

The victim told police that the thieves jumped him just before 8:15 pm at the corner of Avenue I and East 34th Street, demanding his cellphone.

In the ensuing fisticuffs the victim was stabbed in the neck and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Three of the four thieves were arrested.

Cleaned out

Thieves entered a Mill Island business on May 22, taking an assortment of electronics.

Workers at the Veterans Avenue office near East 64th Street closed the store sometime after 7 pm on May 22, and noticed items were missing when they opened the next day.

The cleaners could be to blame, they told police.

Ramping it up

A rolling renegade made off with a set of ten foot ramps swiped from a Marine Park home on May 28.

The East 38th Street homeowner between Quentin Road and Avenue R said that the ramps were sitting in her driveway and were taken sometime after 9 am.

Plucked from hallway

A stick-fingered goon made off with an 18-year-old woman’s cell phone and credit cards on May 25 after she mistakenly left the items unattended in the hallway of a Foster Avenue club.

The woman said that someone made off with the items as she partied in the nightspot, which is between East 59th Street and Ralph Avenue, around 11 pm.

Quick change

A thief snaked his hand into a woman’s dressing room while his victim was trying on clothes on May 26 and made off with her purse, officials said.

Police were told that the theft took place at about 7 pm inside a Kings Plaza department store at Avenue U and Flatbush Avenue.

Cell swipe

A quick-moving thief made off with a 17-year-old’s cell phone on May 26 as he rode a city bus through Flatlands.

The teen said the bus was nearing the corner of Avenue L and New York Avenue at 7:45 pm when the female thief grabbed the phone out of his hands and disembarked.

Light touch

Thieves broke into a lighting store on Avenue U on May 18, but they weren’t in the market for bulbs.

Instead, they were stealing the store’s water meter, as well as some copper piping, cops from the 61st Precinct were told.

Workers at the store, which is located between East 22nd and East 23rd streets, said that they closed up shop at 5 pm. When they opened at 10:30 the next morning, they realized that someone had snapped the lock to the outside hatch leading to the basement and took off with the property.

Train takers

A half dozen thugs swiped a cell phone from a 16-year-old straphanger as a Stillwell Avenue-bound Q train rumbled through the area.

The victim said that the thieves — four males and two females — got on the train at the Prospect Park stop at 9:15 am.

The suspects then approached, asking him if he had the time.

When the victim pulled out his Sprint cell phone to check the time, one of the thieves snagged it and ran out of the train at the Kings Highway station.

Nostrand Ave. raid

Four iPods and an assortment of other electronics were swiped from a Nostrand Avenue apartment on May 21, police said.

Officials said that someone forced open the rear window to the apartment, which is between Avenue P and Quentin Road, sometime after 8 am. Items taken also included an XBox 360, a Nintendo Wii, some jewelry and a DVD player.

Eyes on the prize

A thief busted into Stewart Paul Opticians in Mill Basin on May 22, swiping the cash register and an assortment of electronics.

Police said that the thief cut through the Strickland Avenue store’s security gate and smashed through the glass window sometime after 7:30 pm.

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