Cops: Bike bandit snatches girl’s cellphone

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Galaxy quest

A bandit on a bicycle swiped a pricey cellphone from a teen on 69th Street on Nov. 13, according to police.

The victim said she was between 13th and 14th avenues at 1:30 am on her way home when the crook on wheels stopped behind her, pulled her Galaxy III phone out of her pocket, and then rode off in the direction of Bensonhurst.

Stealer’s wheel

A miscreant made off with a wheel from a bicycle chained to a fence on 72nd Street sometime overnight on Nov. 11, according to cops.

The victim told police he locked his ride to his fence between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 11 pm, and came out at 7 am the next day to find he is now the owner of a unicycle.


A punk forced down the windows of a car parked on 66th Street and took hundreds in electronic gadgetry from inside on Nov. 12, police report.

The car owner said he left his vehicle between 11th and 12th avenues at 7:30 am, and came back two and a half hours later to see his windows rolled down and his global positioning system, headphones, and iTouch all gone.


A scoundrel stole an air bag from a car parked on 11th Avenue sometime overnight on Nov. 11, police say.

The victim reported that he left his vehicle between 74th and 75th streets at 3 pm, and came back at 6 am to find his vehicle short one safety feature.

Free upgrade

A lowlife took thousands of dollars worth of electronics from a cellphone store on Third Avenue on Nov. 15, cops say.

An employee reported that somebody entered the premises between 74th Street and Bay Ridge Parkway between 5:30 and 6 pm and walked out with an iPhone 4S, Galaxy Note II, and HTC View tablet. Police are looking at security tapes for clues.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507.
Updated 5:37 pm, July 9, 2018
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