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Up in smoke
Two thieves pulled a gun on a man on E. 58th Street on Dec. 17, taking his cash and supply of cigars and cigarettes.
The victim was nearing his car parked near Flatlands Avenue at 12:56 pm when the suspects walked up and demanded he hand over his property.
The suspects had removed several boxes of smokes from the victim’s car before cops caught up with them, charging them with robbery in the first degree.
Ave. M attack
A goon jumped a man on Avenue M on Dec. 18, leaving his victim with a deep head wound.
The victim said he was nearing E. 53rd Street at 4:32 am when the suspect ran up to him, knocked him to the ground and began kicking him.
The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where doctors used six staples to close a deep gash to the man’s head.
Cops caught up with the alleged assailant within a few hours, charging him with assault.
Two thieves swiped a package that a UPS driver dropped off on E. 54th Street on Dec. 6 — then pulled a knife on the delivery man when he tried to prevent them from running off with the loot.
The thieves were trailing the UPS driver as he made his rounds near Glenwood Road at noon. They then scooped up a package the victim had just delivered.
A thief tried to break into an E. 34th Street home on Dec. 9 — but left the area empty-handed.
The victim’s neighbors near Fillmore Avenue said the suspect was seen trying to pry open a back window at 6 pm.
A crook broke into an E. 54th Street home on Dec. 9, taking $1,200 and an assortment of jewelry.
The owner of the home between Fillmore Avenue and Avenue S said the thief forced open a rear kitchen window sometime after 8 am.
Several Bergen Beach cars lost their wheels on Dec. 5 and 6. Here’s what happened:
• A thief took the wheels from a Nissan Maxima parked on Bergen Avenue between Ralph Avenue and Avenue K on Dec. 5. The theft took place sometime after 8 pm.
• A pinching pit crew snagged the tires and rims off a 2012 Nissan Maxima parked on E. 65th Street on Dec. 6. The car was sitting near Strickland Avenue when the thieves left it on crates sometime after 12:30 am.
• A crook snagged the tires and rims from a 2011 Honda parked on E. 71st Street on Dec. 6. The vehicle was parked between Avenue V and Avenue W when the thieves rolled off with the pricey tires and rims sometime after 1 am.
• A second 2011 Honda lost its wheels on Dec. 5 — this time on Strickland Avenue. The owner left his pricey car near E. 64th Street at 10 pm. When he returned to his car the next morning, he realized he wasn’t going anywhere.
A thief broke into a car parked on E. 38th Street on Dec. 8, taking a wallet and a navigation system.
The victim’s car was sitting in a driveway between Avenue S and T at 1:09 am when the thief smashed the window and looted the cabin.
A Grinch ruined the holiday for one Kings Plaza shopper on Dec. 11 — he looted the 22-year-old’s car as it sat in the mall’s parking lot.
The break-in took place inside the Avenue U garage sometime after 5:30 pm, the victim told police. Items taken included a camera, radio, set of speakers, iPod and a Blackberry cellphone.
— Thomas Tracy
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