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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Snapped up

Someone stole more than $20,000 in electronics and camera equipment from a car parked on 79th Street early Dec. 22.

The victim left his ride in his driveway near the corner of 6th Avenue around 1:35 am and came back the next evening to discover that his top-of-the-line Macbook Pro, three camera lenses together worth $12,000, and some other camera gear was missing, police said. There were no signs of forced entry, a police report states.

Weaseled in

A cat burglar stole $10,000 in cash and $20,000 in jewelry from an elderly 81st Street woman’s apartment while she was out of town over the weekend of Dec. 18.

The woman told police she left her home between 13th and 14th avenues around 3 pm on Dec. 18 and returned on the morning of the Dec. 22 to find a rear kitchen window wide open. She told police she did not lock the window when she left, a police report states.

Robbed — politely

Two cavalier crooks robbed a guy but returned his wallet on 67th Street on Dec. 23.

The pair approached the man from behind at the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway around 2:20 am and grabbed him, police said. One told him to keep his gaze pointed straight ahead and hand him his wallet, officials said. The pair took $450 in cash from the wallet but handed it back to him before they fled, police said. The victim never got a good look at his muggers, a police report states.

Caught in the act

A man caught a Scrooge-y scoundrel trying to clean out his 87th Street apartment on Dec. 24. He returned to his apartment near the corner of Fourth Avenue around 5 pm and found a stranger on his way out the window, he told police. The burglar only got away with $150 in cash, police said.

Purse-snatchers

Two louts pulled a grab-and-dash on a woman outside her 78th Street home on Dec. 25, police said.

She was taking out the trash around 8:45 pm at her home between Sixth and Seventh avenues and put her purse down on her front steps, police said. She told police it was only there for about five minutes, apparently long enough for two jerks to grab it and flee. The purse contained a phone, wallet, and some credits cards — altogether worth $500, police said.

Bike bandit

A burglar managed to steal two bicycles and a motorbike from a man’s garage early Dec. 24.

The man told police he last saw his two-wheeled treasures in the garage between Ridge Boulevard and Third Avenue just after midnight.

He returned around 4 am to find the lock on the garage door was broken and his three bikes gone, according to a police report.

— Dennis Lynch

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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