Thief makes a $170,000 score on 23rd Ave.

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Thieves stole a safe containing $170,000, plus some jewelry, from a 23rd Avenue apartment on Nov. 25.

The 48-year-old resident returned to the apartment, which is near 62nd Street, at around 11 am, following a weekend away for the holiday. The perps had busted through a rear bedroom window, swiping a safe that she said contained the cash, along with some priceless family jewelry, police said.

Unfortunately, none of her neighbors saw or heard the break-in, giving the thugs something to be thankful for.

Donut debacle

A popular 18th Avenue donut and coffee chain was robbed overnight after thieves busted through a rear door on Nov. 24.

The thieves entered the eatery, which is near 63rd Street, at around midnight, damaging the lock before swiping $1,700, police said.

The thugs left the donuts, took the cash, and fled through the back door.

Teen rolled

Two thugs shoved and mugged a teenager as she was walking on 71st Street on Nov. 23.

The 17-year-old was near 17th Avenue at around 5 pm when the tag team rushed her from behind, pushed her against a parked car, and swiped her purse, which contained $170 and her cellphone, police said.

Both thugs fled, running towards New Utrecht Avenue, and left their victim on the ground.

Black Friday

A woman’s Mazda Miata was stolen from a Bay Parkway parking lot during the busiest shopping day of the year.

After doing her shopping on Nov. 23, the 48-year-old car owner returned to the lot, near Crospey Avenue, at around 4:30 pm, to discover that the gray 2004 coupe was gone, police said.

Cops said they are looking for the car, which has the plate number EAH5832. Anyone with information is asked to call the 62nd Precinct at (718) 236-2611.

Bodega Burglars

Thieves broke into an 86th Street grocery store, robbing it of cigarettes and lottery tickets on Nov. 23.

The perps entered the bodega, is near 17th Avenue, at around 11 pm. Once inside, they swiped an unknown amount of cigarettes and lottery tickets and fled through the front door, police said.

Oddly, they left the cash behind.

Thief caught

A drunken perp grasping an open bottle of booze was caught red-handed as he tried to rob a Bay Parkway electronics store on Nov. 23, police said.

The perp was in the store, which is near Cropsey Avenue, at around 6:30 am, when he attempted to run out with the stolen electronics. The thug was stopped at the door by security, and was later taken into custody by police.

The sticky fingered 21-year-old was trying to take full advantage of “Black Friday” sales.

Meter mania

A block’s worth of parking meters on Avenue U was dislodged by a group of thugs on Nov. 19.

The area, which is near West Fifth Street, had numerous parking meters stolen by the unknown perps overnight. A Department of Transportation attendant discovered the missing meters the following day around 3 pm, police said.

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The 68th Precinct declined to make its information available this week.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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