Two women mugged by their pal

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Here’s a hint you need new friends: one of them robs you.

Two women were robbed by a male friend on June 3 after he dropped them off at the corner of Park Avenue and Cumberland Street at around 5 pm.

The trouble started once they were outside the car, when the man pulled a gun and said, “Hand over your stuff.”

They complied and he got away with credit cards, jewelry and $460. He then ordered the women, both in their 20s, to “walk away slowly and don’t look back” before he sped off.

Police are searching for the 5-foot-7, 150-pound man, in his 20s, who was wearing blue jeans and white sneakers.

Hudson hawked

A man walking home late on June 5 was mugged by a man who asked him for a cigarette.

After the man denied the perp’s smoky request, the nicotine fiend told the man to sit down before he got punched or shot.

The assailant and the man struggled, and the thief took the cigarettes in question, along with a Walkman, a Nike backpack, and a green fitted baseball cap.

Police found the perp a short distance from the crime scene, which was on Hudson Walk. They collared the man, charged him with assault, and returned the stolen goods to the victim.

Tagger tagged

The kid was tagging “Ghost” on the wall, but he wasn’t invisible.

Cops nabbed a teen for spray-painted his tag on the side of a Clinton Avenue building at around 7 pm on June 5.

Taken into evidence were the seven cans of spray paint he had in his home, which is near Lafayette Avenue, cops said.

Fashion crime

A stylish bandit grabbed the cellphone right out of the hand of a woman who was standing with her child on the platform of the Nevins Street subway station on June 7.

The perpetrator was wearing a “suede, leather or fur” coat with “blue trim” when he took the phone at around 3 pm, according to police. Cops said the dapper dude also wore white sandals.

The day after the theft, the victim went to a Nextel store on Fulton Street and spotted her assailant. She chased him, but couldn’t catch up, and the phone-snatcher is still at large.

— with Harry Cheadle

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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