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Criminals love iPhones — yours

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Cell swipes

Thieves couldn’t get enough of people’s cellphones last week — especially that chichi Jobsian device.

• An evil trio held a man at knifepoint and stole his iPhone on the Long Island University campus on Sept. 18.

The 28-year-old victim told cops that he was at the Long Island University campus near DeKalb Avenue at 11 am when one of the bandits yelled, “Sit down” and plucked the mobile from his pockets.

• Three teens wrenched an iPhone from a woman’s hands on Lafayette Avenue on Sept. 14.

The 20-year-old victim told police that she was near Washington Avenue at 9:30 pm when the thieves came up from behind and grabbed the mobile.

• A thief stole a Droid cellphone from a Pratt Institute student on Lafayette Avenue Sept. 17.

The victim told cops she was near Washington Avenue at 9 pm when the stranger yanked her mobile and fled.

• A speedy crook snatched the iPhone from a woman on Flatbush Avenue Extension on Sept. 18.

The 29-year-old Manhattanite told cops that she was near Prince Street at 3:15 pm when a stranger lifted her mobile and ran into the Ingersoll housing projects.

• A bike-riding bandit stole the iPhone from a woman on DeKalb Avenue on Sept. 18 as she sent text messages.

The 32-year-old victim told police she was near S. Elliott Place at 6:53 pm when the perp rode alongside her and snatched her device.

• A stranger yanked the iPhone from a woman on Myrtle Avenue on Sept. 18 as she stepped into a bakery.

The 28-year-old victim told cops that she was near Ashland Place at 7 pm when the crook grabbed her phone and fled.

Parkland blues

Two prowlers in Fort Greene Park punched a skateboarder and robbed him of his sweet ride on Sept. 16.

The 24-year-old victim told cops he was near DeKalb Avenue at 9:35 pm when one of the thugs punched him in the back of the head. The man tried to get his board back, but an accomplice chased him away.

On the trigger

Three robbers held a woman at gunpoint on Downing Street on Sept. 14 to steal her iPhone, Ray-Bans — and even her bed sheets!

The 22-year-old victim told police she was near Gates Avenue at 10:50 pm when one of the bandits displayed the weapon, pushed her against a gate and yelled, “Shut the f—k up! What do you have?”

The crook then yanked her pink backpack and the thugs fled — also taking her pocketknife, credit cards, and passport.

Apple picking

Three thugs swiped the iPhone from a man on Myrtle Avenue on Sept. 13.

The 29-year-old victim told cops that he was near Clermont Avenue at 9:45 pm when the bandits surrounded him and asked for the time. As soon as the man looked down at his phone, one of the thieves plucked it from his hand.

The goons fled north on Adelphi Street.

Gang of three

A band of marauders held a Pratt Institute student at gunpoint on Greene Avenue on Sept. 12 — scoring a laptop, Thermos and cutting board.

The 28-year-old victim told cops that he was near Grand Avenue at 10:05 pm when one thief yanked the backpack off his shoulders and another pointed a handgun to his stomach, saying, “Be quiet and don’t say anything.”

The jerks fled east on Greene Avenue, taking the man’s $2,000 computer, cellphone and credit cards.

Wheel bad

A thief stole a blue van from Grand Avenue on Sept. 12.

The 32-year-old victim from Virginia told cops that he parked near Park Avenue at 2 pm. When he returned the next day, his vehicle was gone.

iHad

A fast-acting teen snatched the iPad from a woman on a Church Avenue-bound G train on Sept. 13.

The 22-year-old victim told cops that when the train stopped at Clinton-Washington at 3:40 pm, a 15-year-old stranger grabbed her tablet and ran out the doors.

Chain of fools

A gun-toting thief stole $600 and a bunch of cellphones from a Fulton Street mobile store on Sept. 15.

The 20-year-old employee told police that he was closing the Metro PCS near Washington Avenue at 7:50 pm when the thug walked in, flashed a gun and screamed, “Where the f—k is the money?”

The madmen then punched the worker in the face, jumped behind the register and grabbed box containing the cash and phones.

Music haul

A thief snatched an iPod from a man on Willoughby Street on Sept 12.

The 19-year-old victim told cops he was near St. Edwards Street at 10 pm when some oddball asked to use his phone, but instead nabbed his iPod and took off.

— Kate Briquelet

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