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Police: Burglar ransacking people’s homes

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Smash-and-grab

A burglar is ransacking people’s homes in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, say police, pointing to two incidents:

• The brute busted up a Third Avenue apartment on Sept. 7, say cops.

He snuck in through a front window to the home between 86th and 87th streets in Bay Ridge between 9:30 pm and 11:30 pm, police said. He threw the resident’s clothes everywhere and took a hammer to the walls, but it’s not clear whether he stole anything, officials said.

• The ruffian also tore through an Ovington Avenue home between Sept. 3 and Sept. 10.

He snuck into the home between 13th and 14th avenues in Dyker Heights through a rear window, ransacked the pad, took $60, and left, police said.

Close call

A woman tried to chase down the man she believes broke into her 65th Street apartment on Sept. 10.

The woman was walking up the stairs to her flat between Eighth and Ninth avenues in Dyker Heights at 11:10 am when a stranger passed her heading the other direction, police said.

She chased the guy, but he got away, officials said. Nothing appeared to be missing from her apartment, officials said.

Duped

A con artist scammed a Shore Road resident out of $14,000 on Sept. 8.

The huckster called the victim, who lives between 93rd and 94th streets in Bay Ridge, and said she won $350,000 in a lottery, police said.

The caller instructed her to withdraw $14,000 from the bank, wire him half, and give him the other half in cash the next day, which the rube did before realizing it was a ploy, police said.

Drug runner

A fleet-fisted fiend stole drugs from an 86th Street pharmacy on Sept. 10.

The goon ran into the store between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Bay Ridge at 2 pm, grabbed $1,821 in allergy medicine and over-the-counter pain relievers, and fled, police said.

— Max Jaeger

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