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Sticky-fingered thief swipes pricey jewelry during party

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Bad bash

A party-goer snatched some jewelry from an apartment on Fifth Street on New Year’s Eve weekend.

The 43-year-old victim told cops that she left her home near Prospect Park West on Dec. 28 for a vacation. She came back four days later and discovered her son had thrown a party — and that $10,000 worth of jewelry was gone.

Cash back

A thief snatched a bag of cash from a bodega on Fourth Avenue on Jan. 5.

A worker told cops that the crook walked into M & A Food Center near 13th Street at 5 pm and grabbed a bag — which was full of $7,000 cash — then sneaked away.

Big chase

A crook stole two laptops from an apartment on 15th Street on Jan. 8.

The 30-year-old victim told cops that she left her home near Fifth Avenue at 2:30 pm, came back three hours later and spotted a 5-foot-4-inch man in her house. He bolted, so she chased him into the street and snatched back some of her stuff — but he still got away with two Mac laptops.

Game lost

A quick-moving thief swiped an iPod from a straphanger on Seventh Avenue on Jan. 2.

The 44-year-old victim told cops that she was playing a game on her iPod while riding the F train at 4 am, when the jerk tried to grab the electronic gadget from her. She held on tight — so he punched her in the face and then ran off the train with device, leaving her with a swollen eye.

Safety first?

A weirdo stole a steering wheel air bag from a car parked on Third Street on Jan. 5.

The victim told cops that she left her gray 2010 Lincoln near Eighth Avenue, came back a few days later, and discovered that her passenger-side window was broken — and the air bag was gone.

Wallet weasel

A pickpocket swiped a wallet on Sixth Avenue on Jan. 3.

The 31-year-old victim told cops that she was walking to the subway near Bergen Street at 12:45 pm, when a man bumped into her. She reached for her black leather wallet five minutes later and noticed it was gone — along with the Medicaid card inside.

Window route

A jerk stole two laptops from an apartment on Union Street on Jan. 3.

The 33-year-old victim told that cops she left her apartment near Fourth Avenue at 1:30 pm, then came back nine hours later. That’s when she discovered her MacBook Pro and a Samsung laptop were gone — and the kitchen window was ajar.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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