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Police: Suspect swipes man’s wallet in Mermaid Ave. store

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Cash grab

A man was arrested after allegedly taking an old man’s wallet containing foreign currency in a liquor store on Mermaid Avenue on May 29.

The victim said he was waiting for his change at the store near W. 30th Street at 8:50 pm when the man allegedly took his wallet and fled towards Surf Avenue. The wallet had United States and Grand Cayman Islands currency in it, police said.

Credit cards stolen

A good-for-nothing stole credit cards from a vehicle parked on Beach 48th Street on May 28.

The victim said he got back to his car near Surf Avenue at 4 pm and noticed someone had taken the cards from it. He said he thinks he forgot to lock the car, cops reported.

Bus bandit

A lowlife stole a birth certificate and more from a school bus on W. 28th Street on May 28.

The victim said he got back to his vehicle that was parked near Neptune Avenue at 10 pm and realized someone had gotten into the bus and taken a birth certificate, clothing, a credit card, and a social security card.

— Adam Lucente

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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