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Sometimes, talismans aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

That was the case when a pair of armed thugs stole an NYPD charm from a man walking along Bond Street the evening of March 24, police said.

The first thug grabbed the 50-year-old victim from behind as he neared Butler Street, around 6:30 pm, and wrapped his arms around the man’s chest. The second brute made their business clear, stating, “Give it up!”

The three men began to struggle and, during the fight, the first thug pulled his gun and snatched the victim’s wallet and jewelry. In all, the victim lost $296 and various pieces of 14-carat jewelry, including a New York Police Department charm.

Police are looking for two white Hispanic men in their mid-20s. The leader was 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds, with a brown jacket and a dark mask obscuring his face. The other man was 5-foot-5 and 150 pounds and not wearing a mask.

Robbery school

This lesson wasn’t in anyone’s educational plan.

But a teenager learned a nasty truth of life in Brooklyn when he was robbed at gunpoint for his Nike sneakers, a silver chain and an Enyce jacket while at school on Hoyt Street, off Union Street, March 22, police said.

The 15-year-old victim was in class just after 11 am when the thief sneaked up behind him and shoved a silver-colored gun in his back.

“Keep it moving,” he told the teen, but added, “Gimme all your stuff.”

The teen, a student at the New Horizon’s School, turned over the sneakers, valued at $100. He described the thief as a 25-year-old, 5-foot-11, 190-pound white Hispanic man with a goatee. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket and orange pants.

Not finger paint

Someone slipped into a King Street preschool last week and trashed the place before the youngsters arrived on March 21, police said.

The thieves broke through the front door of the Linden Street school, near Van Brunt Street, sometime after 11:30 am on March 20, when the cleaning staff left.

Once inside, the prowlers broke through an interior window to access a locked office. The intruders didn’t take anything, but they did destroy the place before leaving, sometime before staff arrived the next morning, at 7:15 am.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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