Blade-wielding crook swipes man’s phone

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Dangerous commute

A knife-toting nogoodnik grabbed a man’s cellphone from his hands on 86th Street on Aug. 17, police said.

The victim was riding the S53 bus from Staten Island to Brooklyn. When he got off the bus at Fifth Avenue at 2 pm the thief seized the phone and then swung a blade at the man when he tried to retrieve it.

Made off with the goods

An opportunist stole two laptops and a cellphone from a man’s car on 80th Street on Aug. 15, said police.

The victim told police he parked his vehicle near Shore Road at 3:22 pm and went inside his house to change. When the victim returned, two MacBook Pros and a Samsung Galaxy were missing from his ride.

Smash and grab

Burglars broke into a Third Avenue restaurant on Aug. 20 and made off with $40 from the cash register, said cops.

The thieves busted into the business near 93rd Street at 12:12 am by wedging the side door open.

— Caroline Spivack

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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