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Cops: Woman attacked homeless shelter workers

78th Precinct

Park Slope

No shelter

Police arrested a woman for allegedly attacking workers at an Eighth Avenue homeless shelter on Dec. 12.

The victim told police she and her partner were working security at the refuge between 14th and 15th streets at 1:30 pm when the suspect entered seeking a bed, but refused to allow guards there to search her and check her stuff.

The suspect became irate and then allegedly attacked the staffers, spitting in their faces and catching one of the guards with a right hook to the ear, cops said.

Clothing crooks

Cops busted two men who they say stole clothing and other goods from a Flatbush Avenue department store on Dec. 15.

An employee told police that the suspects were inside the big-box retailer near Atlantic Avenue at 9 pm, when they were spotted grabbing clothes and other loot off the shelves, before making a beeline for the exit.

A frickin’ laser

Detectives have given up the hunt for a crook wanted for stealing a microchip platform from a “laser machine” inside a Second Avenue textile store sometime over the last few weeks.

An employee told authorities that the last time anyone saw the shop’s laser stuff was Nov. 15, but it wasn’t discovered missing until more than month later on Dec. 16.

No arrests have been made in the case of the missing laser components, and the case has since been closed, cops said.

Boxed in

Investigators have thrown up their hands in the search for a package thief that nabbed a woman’s new laptop from the lobby of her Fourth Avenue apartment building on Dec. 12.

The victim says her new computer was delivered to her building between Prospect Place and Blatic Avenue at 3 pm, but when she returned home from a trip a few days later it was gone, according to a report.

No arrests have been made in connection to the parcel perp, and police have since closed the case.

— Colin Mixson

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