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Hospital staffer stealing potent IV drugs

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Big dope

A worker at a DeKalb Avenue medical center has been stealing opiates on the job for the past three months, according to his bosses.

Officials at the hospital between Fort Greene and Ashland Place told police that a staff member had been using the computer code and password to dispense morphine and hydro-morphine from a machine without a doctor’s order from Jan. 10 through April 7.

The drugs cost a total of $7,154, according to a police report. No one has yet been arrested for the long drip of meds.

Take-out taken

A hungry villain robbed a Clinton Hill Chinese-food delivery guy on Lefferts Place on April 18, taking his cash and his food, cops said.

The food courier told police he went to drop off his goods at an apartment between Grand Avenue and Saint James Place at 9:05 pm. When he showed up, three guys suddenly approached from behind.

”Don’t move, I got a gun,” one said, according to a police report.

The fiends ushered the delivery man into the lobby, and grabbed his cash and grub, the report says.

Double trouble

Cops nabbed two teens who they say committed a pair of robberies in Fort Greene on April 15.

Police claim the duo first stuck in the lobby of a building on Washington Avenue, between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues, where they relieved a 29-year-old man of his phone at 5:34 pm and vamoosed.

The terrible twosome popped up 25 minutes later in Fort Greene Park, near the corner of DeKalb and S. Portland avenues, according to the authorities. The 36-year-old victim told police the guys approached him near the tennis court and tried to snatch the phone out of his hand. He fought back until one of the suspects told him, “Let it go man, or we’re going to do something,” according to a police report.

The victim complied and the fellows fled toward DeKalb Avenue, cops said.

Officers pinpointed the suspects by tracing the signal of the first stolen phone not long after the dust had settled, they said.

Blade collectors

A group of knife-wielding goons held up a man on Washington Avenue on April 16 and made off with $590, police said.

The 49-year-old victim told cops he was walking home near Fulton Street at 11:30 pm when one of the villains approached and flashed a big blade.

“I came to collect,” the fiend said, according to a police report.

Two more scoundrels joined then, also showing steel and threatening the victim, the report says.

The first ruffian pulled the cash from the guy’s pocket, then slashed his jacket with the knife, cops said.

The sharp bunch took off on Washington Avenue towards Gates Avenue, according to the authorities.

No safe like home

Cops reported two separate home invasions in the precinct last week.

First, a dastardly duo pushed their way into a senior’s N. Oxford Walk home on April 17, according to law enforcement officials.

The 78-year-old victim reported he was sitting in his apartment between Myrtle and Park avenues when he heard a knock at the door. When he answered, a man and woman barged in.

“I don’t want to hurt you,” one supposedly said. “Give me your wallet.”

The invaders went into the victim’s bedroom and found $400 in his wallet, a report says.

In the second incident, another 78-year-old man was home with his girlfriend on April 18 when three punks muscled their way into his Fleet Walk abode.

The elderly victim, who lives between Navy and Prince streets, said he was in his home with his girlfriend when he heard a knock at the door. He answered and a treacherous trio ran into his apartment, according to a police report. The fiends tied up the two victims and showed a small black and silver handgun, the report says.

“Don’t f—— look at me, or I’ll blow your head off,” one of the punks hissed, according to the report.

The goons grabbed some gold chains off the guy’s neck, took the lady’s cellphone, and found a pouch in the man’s waistband that contained $800 in cash, police stated.

Pitchfork review

Cops arrested a 44-year-old man who they say assaulted a stranger with a dog leash, a knife, and a pitchfork on Washington Avenue on April 17.

The 49-year-old victim reported he was standing near the corner of Myrtle Avenue at 8 pm when someone whipped him in the face with a dog leash. When he looked at the guy who did it, the suspect revealed a large knife and a pitchfork, and said he was going to kill him, cops said.

The man with the pointy cargo fled, but cops picked him up soon after, though not before he flailed around and swung his arms at officers, according to a report.

The housework just got harder

A bandit removed the appliances from an Irving Place home between April 10 and April 16, police reported.

The 31-year-old homeowner said she locked up the pad between Putnam and Gates avenues at 2 pm on April 10 and returned at 10 am on April 16 to find the stove, washer, dryer, and microwave all missing, cops said.

— Matthew Perlman

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