Trickster swipes cash from elderly woman’s home

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Hoax-ial cable

A phony utility worker stole cash and jewelry from an elderly Fort Hamilton Parkway woman on June 2.

The thief showed up at the woman’s house between 88th and 89th streets in Bay Ridge at 11:30 am, police said. He told the 81-year-old victim he worked for the cable company and coaxed her into letting him in so he could check the coaxial cable, a police report states.

While inside, the guy grabbed $25 cash and two bracelets worth a combined $529, officials said.

Finders keepers

An opportunistic thief took a guy’s wallet after it fell off the man’s car on the corner of Poly Place and 13th Avenue in Dyker Heights on May 31.

The absent-minded victim left his phone and wallet atop his car and drove away at 1:30 pm, police said. He realized his error and went back to collect his stuff, but he could only find his phone, a police report states.

Rim ripoff

A flashy fiend took two tires and rims from a parked car on 81st Street sometime between May 31 and June 1.

The victim parked his ride between 11th and 12th avenues in Dyker Heights at 9:55 am, but when he returned the next day at 1 pm, the tires and two chrome rims were gone, police said. The wheels were worth $1,400, a police report states.

Lousy homecoming

A sneak stole $10,000 and jewelry from a 64th Street home while the residents were out of town between May 26 and June 4.

The crook took the goods from a bedroom cabinet in the home between 10th and 11th avenues in Dyker Heights, police said. The victim’s mother may have left the front door open, a police report states.

Dyker heist

A crook hit the jackpot when he lifted $18,600 from an Eighth Avenue apartment between May 26 and June 3.

The resident was out of town for the span, and when he returned to his house between 67th and 68th streets in Dyker Heights, he found that someone had broken into his apartment and taken the cash and an iPhone 6 from his bedroom dresser, police said.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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