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A night on the town turned into a nightmare for a 23-year-old woman when she returned to her South Third Street home from a Williamsburg bar early on Nov 3.

The young lady thought she’d made it safely to her building, which is between Roebling and Havermeyer streets, after leaving a Bedford Avenue bar at 2:10 am.

But as she was walking up the stairs of her building, a man grabbed her, put a knife to her neck, and told her not to make any noise. He proceeded to cut her right cheek and right leg before fleeing.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. Police are investigating the mysterious attack.

Bookworm rob

A bookish upstater lost his wallet after leaving it on a bank teller’s counter on Nov. 2.

The 25-year-old Tivoli resident had been banking at 8 am at the financial institution on Broadway and Havermeyer Street, when he left his wallet, with his Hudson Valley library card, Philadelphia library card, check card, four credit cards, and $50 in cash, on the counter. When he returned, they were gone.

Gamer robbed

When a 28-year old Maujer Street resident entered his apartment, between Union Avenue and South First Street, at 8 am on Nov. 4, he noticed some prized possessions were missing: an iMac, a Nintendo Wii, a number of Xbox games, a set of Bose headphones, a Nextel phone, a trove of “Family Guy” DVDs, and a Coach messenger’s bag.

There was no sign of forced entry, and all of his windows had been locked.

Lousy time

Cops collared two teenage deviants for snatching a white metal chain from the neck of a 17-year-old in front of a Grand Street high school on Nov. 2.

The two 16-year-olds allegedly walked up to the victim at 11:50 am and asked him if he had the time.

But that’s not what they were really after. Rather, they grabbed the chain from the victim’s neck and ran away. School safety cops in the vicinity of the high school, between Waterbury Street and Bushwick Avenue, later arrested the two suspects.

Big papi

A Bushwick man who invited a stranger back to his apartment was beaten, tied up and robbed by the man on Nov. 5 — but the loutish Lothario was later caught, police said.

The 40-year-old victim started chatting with his possible paramour on the corner of Stanhope Street and Myrtle Avenue just after midnight and the pair soon headed to the victim’s nearby apartment.

That’s where the man claimed he had a gun, a threat that enabled him to beat and tie up the victim to his bed. After pummeling the man, the suspect took his Gucci watch and gold necklace and fled.

But the victim was able to free himself and call cops, who later arrested the suspect, who was charged with assault and robbery, police said.

Cash stolen

A 61-year-old man returned to his Rodney Street home on Nov. 2 to discover that someone had rifled through a number of drawers and stolen $6,000.

The man’s roommate was sleeping at 2 pm, when the robber apparently sneaked through a side window and broke into the home-cum-bank, between Kent and Wythe avenues.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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