That most regular of Police Blotter crimes — the gym swipe — is back after a one-month hiatus: This time, a woman had her purse stolen from an 86th Street gym on Nov. 10.
The 38-year-old left her leather purse in the locker room of the gym, which is near 19th Avenue, at around 11:30 am to work out. When she returned an hour later, sweaty and tired, she discovered that her purse was gone — and with it, her credit and debit cards, police said.
For the second consecutive week, a passenger had her wallet stolen thanks to the old “bump and rob” while she stood on the crowded Kings Highway bus on Nov. 8.
The 38-year-old was on the B82 bus at around 7:15 pm when another straphanger bumped into her and lifted her goods. A half hour later, when the victim got off the bus at West 12th Street, she realized her wallet was gone.
The thief had swiped her cash, credit and debit cards, police said.
Two residents of an 18th Avenue building had their apartments broken into and their property robbed on Nov. 8.
The first victim returned to her apartment, which is near Cropsey Avenue, at around 10 am. The 24-year-old discovered a ransacked flat — and eventually found that $7,000 and jewelry had been stolen, police said.
The second victim returned at around the same time to also find a looted bedroom. In that case, $5,000 was stolen, police said.
The thief entered the building through a rear basement door, and fled through the same door.
A West Sixth Street home was broken into and a thief made off with lots of jewelry and cash on Nov. 8.
The 27-year-old left her home, which is near Avenue P, at around 7:30 am to go to work. When she returned later that night, she found that her home had been burglarized of $20,000 and jewelry, police said.
Unfortunately, no neighbors saw or heard the break-in.
A woman had her purse stolen by three perps while she walking on Bath Avenue on Nov. 8.
The 31-year-old was near 21st Avenue at around 1:25 pm when she was approached by the gang of thieves. The first perp shoved her, the second swiped her purse, and the third served as a look out, police said.
The thieves ran off with the purse, which had her credit and debit cards, and got into a black four-door sedan, that sped off in an unknown direction.
A man was beaten, slashed and robbed by two thugs while he was on Avenue T on Nov. 6.
The 28-year-old was biking near West Sixth Street at around 2:40 am when the duo ran up and pushed him off the mountain bike. Next, one perp pulled out a boxcutter and slashed his face, while the other took $60 from his wallet.
The tag team fled with the cash, and the mountain bike in an unknown direction leaving the victim on the ground, police said.
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