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Rummager tears through woman’s home but takes nothing

62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Just looking

A lout broke a woman’s window and rummaged through her Bay 28th Street home on Dec. 14 in an apparent attempted robbery, police said.

The would-be thief entered the home between Benson Avenue and 86th Street at around 3 pm, somehow unlocking the deadbolt and breaking her side window in the process. The intruder rifled through her bedroom, moved her mattress, and left her property in disarray and her kitchen cabinet open — but took nothing, according to police, who added that they may have found blood on the wall near the front door.

Magic plastic

A thief swindled a 65th Street resident to the tune of more than $2,690 by making fraudulent charges to his credit card, the man reported on Dec. 12.

The credit card owner, who lives near W. First Street, and discovered the charges when he received an e-mail from his credit card company just before 2 pm alerting him of them. He told police he did not make the purchases.

Walked right in

A no-goodnik stole a woman’s laptop from her unlocked Bay 38th Street apartment on Dec. 12.

The woman said she left her apartment between Shore Parkway and Cropsey Avenue at around 5 pm, and her brother arrived a little more than an hour later, when he noticed the door open and the computer missing.

Police said there were no signs of forced entry, and a neighbor said she did not see or hear anything.

Window of opportunity

A miscreant stole $500 plus another $450 worth of jewelry and pharmaceuticals from a W. 11th Street home on Dec. 12.

The perp pushed in the air conditioner on a second-floor window of the home between Avenues O and P at around 7 pm, police said, and stole the goods from a dresser.

Took the food and the phone

Three perps assaulted a delivery man on Shore Parkway on Dec. 13 and stole $400, his cellphone, and the Chinese food he was delivering.

The louts approached the man between 20th and 21st avenues at around 7:30 pm, when they punched and kicked him in the face, causing a laceration to his upper lip, before grabbing the goods and fleeing.

Grab bag

A good-for-nothing stole a man’s backpack with his debit and credit card inside — along with his cellphone and $200 — from the steps in front of his Benson Avenue home on Dec. 14.

The man put his bag down on the steps between Bay 41st Street and 26th Avenue while he went inside his house for a few minutes at around 7:15 pm. But when he came back, the bag was gone.

Gone in a flash

A crook stole a 2006 Ford F-250 from its New Utrecht Avenue parking spot on Dec. 16.

The car was parked between 84th and 85th streets, and the thief made off with the vehicle at around 11 pm. The perp fled in an unknown direction, and there were no cameras on the scene, police said.

Change crook

A punk stole $300 in change from a King’s Highway store on Dec. 17.

The crook made the move at the store between W. Third and W. Fourth streets around 12:30 am, when he entered using a master key and grabbed the change box from behind the counter. He then locked the door behind him and fled on foot.

— Julianne McShane

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