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Sneaky thief swipes purse off driver’s lap

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Highway robbery

A jerk swiped a Long Island woman’s purse off of her lap while she and her husband sat at a red light on Fort Hamilton Parkway on Aug. 23, police report.

The victim said she and her hubby were stopped at 99th Street with their windows down when the bandit came up from behind the vehicle and grabbed her bag.

Dyker heist

A burglar took a necklace and $500 cash from a 78th Street house on Aug. 26, police say.

The property owner reported that he left his home between 12th and 13th avenues at 9 am and came back at 2 pm to find his money and jewelry gone.

Bad habit

A gun-toting thug held up a Fourth Avenue bodega for $600 in cash and six packs of smokes on Aug. 23, cops say.

The store clerk at 24 Hours Store between 68th Street and Bay Ridge Avenue said the crook came in at 2:45 am and pointed a semi-automatic pistol at him.

“Give me your money or I’ll shoot you,” the goon ordered.

After the cashier handed over the dough, the robber demanded the packs of Marlboro cigarettes. The villain fled with his loot down Bay Ridge Avenue.

Bruised apple

A pair of punks pummeled a Dyker Heights man on 10th Avenue for refusing to surrender his iPhone on Aug. 20, according to cops.

The victim said he was near 65th Street at 11 pm when the dastardly duo approached him and asked for the time — before trying to yank his mobile device from his pocket.

When the man held onto his phone, the two creeps punched him repeatedly before fleeing.

Unsafe workplace

A goon followed a Bensonhurst woman into the 65th Street store where she works and tried to tear her necklace off of her neck on Aug. 24, according to police.

The victim said she was approaching her check-out station at the small market between Eighth and Ninth avenues at 2 pm. The crook then tried and failed to rip the $1,000 chain off her neck, then fled. Video footage at the store shows the villain entering behind his would-be prey.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507.

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