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Steve Jobs is rolling in his grave as thieves now go for iPads, too

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Car slam

Two thugs beat up a man on Eighth Avenue and stole his iPad on Oct. 2.

The 28-year-old victim told cops that he was near Union Street at around 4:20 pm when two men ran up, and one pushed him against a car while the other stole the popular tablet device, then ran away.

Giant jerk

A scoundrel stole a fancy bike on Third Avenue on Oct. 6.

The 23-year-old cyclist told cops that he parked and locked his $1,500 black and silver Giant bike near Eighth Street at 11 pm, then came back about an hour later and found it gone.

Eye spy

Two jerks stole thousands of bucks worth of glasses from a Fifth Avenue shop on Oct. 3.

A worker at Milan Optique told cops that two men strolled into the shop near Warren Street just after 3:30 pm and stuffed four pairs of Prada, Versace and Gucci sunglasses — including a stylish pair of aviators — totaling $1,447 into their pockets, then walked out.

Cops arrested two suspects the same day.

Bad dinner

A crook snatched a laptop from a man at a pizza shop on Seventh Avenue Oct. 8.

The 26-year-old victim told cops that he set down his MacBook laptop on a table at Smiling Pizza at Ninth Street at 9 pm, then walked away for two minutes. That was enough time for the crook to snatch his $1,400 computer — and then disappear.

Pay nothin’

A jerk stole a woman’s wallet at a shop on Fifth Avenue on Oct. 8.

The 36-year-old victim told cops that she was at Payless ShoeSource near 11th Street at 6:20 pm, when the thief reached into her purse and snatched her wallet — and the $5 inside.

The screamer

A thug beat up a woman and stole her pocketbook on Fourth Avenue on Oct. 8.

The 25-year-old victim told cops she was near Baltic Street at 2:40 am, when a man ran up, pushed her to the ground and grabbed her wallet. She screamed, so he ran away — but she didn’t get a good look at him.

Not Q-te

A crook stole a wallet from a straphanger on the Q train on Oct. 7.

The 28-year-old victim told cops that the subway was near Seventh Avenue at 5:20 pm, when a woman bumped into her. The victim didn’t notice anything — until she arrived at her destination about 40 minutes later and discovered that her wallet, along with the $25, credit cards and YMCA membership card inside, was gone.

Toyota taken

A crook stole a fancy Toyota car on Eighth Avenue on Oct. 6.

The 53-year-old victim told cops that his wife parked the family’s black 2011 Toyota Highlander near Garfield Place at 7 pm, but six hours later it was gone.

Cash bag

A thief stole thousands of bucks from a delivery woman on Flatbush Avenue on Oct. 7.

The 46-year-old victim told cops she was bringing merchandise to an apartment near Prospect Place at 3:30 pm when she noticed someone had swiped a bag filled with $2,000 from her truck.

Ugly crime

A thief stole thousands of bucks worth of makeup from a convenience store on Flatbush Avenue on Oct. 7.

An employee at Duane Reade near Park Place told cops that he spotted a 5-foot-4 man stuff about $1,300 worth of Olay cosmetics into a plastic bag just before 6 pm — then flee towards the subway.

Just 13

A teen thief snatched a fancy cellphone from a woman on Prospect Park West on Oct. 6 — but he didn’t get far, cops said.

The 37-year-old victim told cops that she was texting while walking near 15th Street at 4 pm when the jerk snatched the iPhone from her hand — then ran away.

Cops arrested a 13-year-old suspect the same day.

My Audi!

A thief stole an old Audi on Garfield Place on Oct. 1.

The 54-year-old victim told cops he parked his silver 2001 sedan near Fifth Avenue at noon, then came back three days later. That was enough time for the thug to jack his ride.

Delivery day

A jerk stole thousands of bucks from a delivery man on Eighth Street on Oct. 3.

The 31-year-old victim told cops he was making a delivery near Fifth Avenue at noon, when he realized his bag — full of $4,300 — had disappeared from the glove compartment of his 2005 Nissan.

Cheesy crime

A jerk stole a purse from a woman at a burger joint on Seventh Avenue on Oct. 2.

The 25-year-old victim told cops she set her brown leather purse by a chair at Cheeburger Cheeburger at Third Street at 5 pm, then looked away for 15 minutes. That was enough time for the thief to swipe the bag — and the Blackberry cellphone inside.

— Natalie O’Neill

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