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Cops: Thief swipes woman’s purse

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Time to heel

A sneaky thief swiped a woman’s purse while she was trying to get her heel out of a sidewalk crack on 95th street Dec. 14, according to cops.

The Staten Island native told police she was between Third and Fourth avenues at 4:40 pm when her stiletto’s heel got stuck in a break in the pavement.

She set down her pricey Coach bag — with her Coach wallet and $70 cash inside — for a moment to free her footwear, but the crook ran up and grabbed it before jumping in a dark blue Nissan and speeding off.


A rubber bandit made off with the tires and rims from a vehicle parked on Sixth Avenue sometime overnight on Dec. 13, police report.

The victim told cops he left his car in front of his house between 68th and 69th streets at 10 pm, and woke up at 1:45 am to a strange noise outside — but decided not to investigate.

Maybe he should have: when he went out to move the vehicle at 7:15 am, his treads and flashy decorations were gone.

They’ve got that

A looting lass walked out of a Fifth Avenue office supplies store with another woman’s bag on Dec. 16, according to authorities.

The victim said she left her purse unattended in the chain store located between 93rd and 94th streets at 6 pm, and came back half an hour later to find that someone had taken the bag.

Security cameras show another woman picking up the pocketbook and leaving with it.

No help

A lowlife swiped a cashier’s purse from behind the register at a Fifth Avenue shop on Dec. 12 while the victim was turned the other way, cops say.

The victim reported that the crook came into the boutique between 69th and 70th streets at 4:15 pm and asked for assistance finding clothes.

The victim turned her back for a moment, and the villain reached over the counter and stole her bag.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507.

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