Police arrested a man who allegedly broke into a woman’s W. 10th Street apartment on Dec. 15 and allegedly threatened to kill her with a metal pipe.
The woman told police the man entered her apartment at Kings Highway around 6:30 am with a key and then flashed a two-foot-long metal pipe and told her, “I am going to kill you.”
Steals on wheels
A lout stole an electric bicycle parked on 62nd Street on Dec. 11.
The theft occurred between 16th and 17th avenues at around 2:30 pm, police said.
A no-goodnik took a woman’s credit and debit card, ID card, and social security card from her purse in a Bay Parkway store on Dec. 11.
The theft occurred in the store between 67th and 68th streets just after 5 pm.
A baddie swiped a woman’s wallet with her credit and debit cards inside from her purse in an 86th Street store on Dec. 13.
The woman was in the store between Bay 31st and Bay 32nd streets around 1:50 pm when her purse went missing, police said.
A lout stole $1,100 from a 78th Street resident on Dec. 15 by promising to exchange the cash for Chinese currency.
The woman — who lives between 15th and 16th avenues — told officers she was chatting with the perp on WeChat, a Chinese messaging and payment app, just before 7:30 pm. The liar told the woman he could convert the cash to Chinese currency if she sent it on a mobile banking app, according to the report. But once she sent the cash, the weasel blocked her and never returned the funds, police said.
Bad hair day
Bandits broke into two hair salons and stole cash on Dec. 16. Here’s the rundown:
• Scoundrels lifted the security gate of a 20th Avenue salon between 61st and 62nd streets just before 2 am, and crawled underneath it to break in through an unlocked door and steal more than $1,880 from a woman’s purse, according to the report.
• Just a few hours later, a pair of punks broke into an 18th Avenue salon between 63rd and 64th streets and stole $1,000.
The thieves pried the front gate open and broke a window on the front door to enter the business just before 3:30 am, cops said. The perps then stole cash from both the register and the rear room, according to the report, which added that they exited the spot the same way they entered.
Police did not say whether the two crimes were linked.
— Julianne McShane