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Trick, no treat: Masked crooks beat up man

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Halloween horror

Two crooks wearing scary-movie masks beat up a man on Sterling Place on Oct. 16.

The 29-year-old victim told cops a man sporting a Freddy Krueger mask — and his “Scream” mask-wearing partner — grabbed him near Sixth Avenue at 10 am. One of the jerks then choked the poor guy, the other grabbed $418 dollars from his pocket — and they both sped away in a black car.

Doggone it!

A thief swiped $1,500 from a pet shop on Sixth Avenue on Oct. 14.

A worker at Pet Boutique & Supplies near Sixth Avenue told cops he locked the shop at 9 pm, came back the next day at 9:45 am, and discovered the cash missing from the store.

Bike bandit

A jerk stole a sweet bicycle left on 11th Street on Oct. 14.

The 32-year-old victim told cops he chained his gray Brass Knuckle bike to an object near Sixth Avenue at 10 pm, then came back three hours later — and discovered the $1,800 ride gone.

Bolter bolted

A lock-tinkering thief swiped some electronic goodies from an apartment on Fourth Avenue on Oct. 20.

The 24-year-old victim told cops a roommate left their home near Warren Street at 2 pm, came back seven hours later, and discovered her front door locked by an inside bolt. Neither she nor her roommate had a key to the bolt— so she climbed into her home using a fire escape — then discovered a Mac laptop, Nikon camera, and iPod gone.

Game lost

A perp jacked some pricey sporting goods from an apartment on Seventh Avenue on Oct. 16.

The 38-year-old victim told cops he set down his golf bag in a hallway outside his home near Fifth Avenue at 8:30 am — then left for 15 minutes. That was enough time for the crafty crook to haul away the $1,889 bag of clubs.

Gym rat

A crook jacked some cash from a gym-goer on Ninth Street on Oct. 19.

The 57-year-old victim told cops he locked $45 in a locker at the YMCA near Sixth Avenue at 10:40 am, came back 50 minutes later, and discovered the locker open and the money gone.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 5:36 pm, July 9, 2018
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