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Cops: Woman stuffs stolen goods under stroller

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Bad mama

Cops arrested a 24-year-old woman who they say stole more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from a Flatbush Avenue department store on Oct. 17.

A witness inside the store near Atlantic Avenue told police that the woman, who was joined by her sister and 10-month-old son, was stuffing items under her baby stroller at 6:10 pm.

Police say they only apprehended the 24-year-old suspect because she was in possession of all the goods by the time she tried leaving the store at 7:30 pm.

The perp’s sister took the baby and the empty stroller home, according to a police report.

Vicious attacker

Cops arrested a 30-year-old suspect who allegedly sliced another man in the neck with a box-cutter while he was on Union Street on Oct. 13.

The 27-year-old victim told police that him and his friends were near Eighth Avenue at 11 pm having a verbal argument with the male perp. The victim said that he and his friends tried to get away and told the perp to leave them alone, but the suspect continued to provoke them.

The perp then pulled out an orange box-cutter and sliced the victim in the neck minutes later when the men were near Seventh Avenue before fleeing into a nearby tea shop, which is where cops apprehended the suspect, according to a police report.

Dollar bandit

A brutal assailant attacked a man for $4 while he was entering his Lincoln Place apartment on Oct. 16.

The 47-year-old victim told police that as he was walking up the front steps to his abode between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 5 am, the suspect ran up to him, put him in a chokehold, and said, “Give me what you got!”

The victim handed over $4 and then when inside his house, drank some beer, and called the authorities about 30 minutes later, according to a police report.

Boozy criminal

A crook looted 10 bottles of alcohol and a cash register drawer stocked with $200 from a Fifth Avenue Mexican restaurant sometime between Oct. 17 and Oct. 18.

The 41-year-old employee at the eatery near Sterling Place told police that he locked up the joint at 11:30 pm and went home for the night.

A witness told cops that while walking on Fifth Avenue at about 3 am, she discovered a cash drawer laying on the ground without money in it.

Stick-up bust

Police cuffed a 24-year-old man who allegedly flashed a gun at three women on Fifth Avenue and demanded their wallets and cellphones on Oct. 16.

The three victims told cops they were near Eighth Street at 10:20 pm on the way home from a nearby bar when the suspect came up to them, whipped out a black gun, and ordered them to give up their belongings. The perp, who fled down Eighth Street, made off with the more than $80, three iPhones, three wallets, a load of credit and debit cards, and a monthly MetroCard.

Police also apprehended a 20-year-old in connection to the incident.

Grab bag

A sly criminal slipped the wallet out of a woman’s bag while she was shopping inside a Flatbush Avenue department store on Oct. 17.

The 41-year-old victim told police that she placed her purse in her shopping cart and left it unattended inside the store near Atlantic Avenue at about 5:55 pm. When she came back minutes later she realized that her wallet — containing her driver’s license, and debit and credit cards — was missing.

Constructed heist

A thief stole more than $3,000 worth of items from a First Street construction site sometime between Oct. 14 and Oct. 15.

A worker on the site between Fourth and Fifth avenues told cops that he left the location at about 3 pm on Oct. 14, and when he returned the next day at 6:45 am, he noticed signs of forced entry on the second floor of the site, the office door left open, and the extra door key hidden around the door frame missing. Police suspect the perp may have gotten in by climbing the scaffolding.

The crook got away with a slew of tools and an iPod and speakers, according to a police report.

— Natalie Musumeci

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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