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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Nailed

A gun-toting thug held up an Eighth Avenue nail salon on Aug. 7 — and locked the terrifed employees and clients in the bathroom.

Victims and witnesses said they were giving and getting manicures and pedicures at Star Nails between 68th and 69th Streets at 1:40 pm when the crook burst in with a firearm. The villain cleaned out the till, cleaned out the pockets of all the customers — taking cash and an iPad for a total of $373 in loot — then rounded up the terrified ladies and locked them in the bathroom before fleeing.

Green-eyed monster

A burglar swiped $6,000 in cash from a 62nd Street apartment on Aug. 9, police report.

The victim said that he left his home between 10th and 11th avenues at 8:30 pm and returned at 10:08 pm to find his front door unlocked and his big wad of bills missing.

No favors

Three goons pummelled a Bensonhurst man after he refused to let them borrow his cellphone on 86th Street on Aug. 11, according to cops.

The victim said he was between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 12:15 am when the fiendish trio approached him, asking if they could make a call on his phone. The victim said “no,” so the three began punching him and trying to yank the gadget away.

The man bravely fought back, and managed to escape with his phone still in hand.

Apple picker

A jerk yanked away a Sunset Park man’s iPhone on Third Avenue on Aug. 9, police say.

The victim told cops he was between 79th and 80th streets in Bay Ridge at 10:45 pm and chatting away on his mobile device when the crook snuck up behind him and snatched the gadget away. The punk then jumped into a white sports utility vehicle and sped toward 80th Street.

No love here

A visitor from Philadelphia had his car window bashed in and $3,000 in cash taken from inside the vehicle when he parked on Seventh Avenue on Aug. 6, according to police.

The denizen of the City of Brotherly Love told cops that he left his vehicle near 64th Street at 1 am, and came back to find the glass on the passenger-side window smashed and his stash of cash taken.

Jackpot

A burglar made off with $26,400 in swag from a Dyker Heights couple’s 10th Avenue apartment on Aug. 9, cops report.

The victims said they left their home between 66th and 67th streets at 9:40 pm, and returned at 12:20 am to see that a crook had cleaned out their pad. Gone were their $400 iPad, $2,000 laptops, $15,000 in jewelry, $8,000 in cash, and a $1,000 timepiece. Cops say all cameras on the premises were found to be dummies.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507.
Updated 5:35 pm, July 9, 2018
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