Nightly mugging

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A woman was mugged and robbed after she parked her car on 77th Street on Dec. 15.

The 25-year-old parked the car near 20th Avenue at around 9:30 pm and had started walking home when the perp approached her. He pulled the purse from her arm, and punched her in the face, swiping $120, including her credit and debit cards, police said.

The perp was last seen fleeing the scene down 20th Avenue, clenching the handbag.

Dual burg

Two people had their apartments broken into, ransacked and robbed of cash and jewelry on Dec. 14.

The first break-in was on 20th Avenue near 67th Street. At around 10:30 am, the 30-year-old resident returned to find her front door kicked in and $5,000 and jewelry missing from a back room.

Six hours later, a 23rd Avenue apartment was broken into. The 45-year-old returned to find that his home, which is near 62nd Street, had been ransacked and $3,500 in electronics and jewelry was missing, police said.

At first sight

Two sisters had their cash and jewelry stolen by two thugs who had answered their want ad for love on Dec. 12.

The sisters, who are in their 30s, set up a meeting for the two prospective “husbands” to come to their Bay Parkway apartment, which is near 63rd street. The two thugs arrived at around 1:15 am, and had a few drinks with the ladies.

Without any warning, however, one of the perps pulled out a black pistol and demanded money and jewelry, while the other searched through their pocketbooks and took $350, cellphones and jewelry, police said.

The perps ran off with the goods, and told the victims that if they contacted police, they would be killed.

It is unclear if the incident has soured the women on the marriage.

Unwilling deposit

A man who forgot his wallet on the counter of a Bay Parkway bank on Dec. 12 later returned to find it was gone — and there were some extra charges on his credit cards.

Video surveillance at the bank, which is near 65th Street, shows a perp running off with the goods at around 4 pm.

The wallet held $1,200 — and credit cards, which were later used, police said.

Johnny Friendly

A man who had his new credit card stolen from the mailbox of his 63rd Street apartment, later helped positively ID and arrest the thief that illegally charged more than $500 to the cards on Dec. 11.

The 58-year-old’s card was stolen in October from the apartment, which is near 18th Avenue. After contacting police, he later ID’d the thief by watching her on surveillance footage using the stolen cards in a local CVS.

The perp, who charged $592 over a two month span, was an acquaintance of the victim for more than seven years, police said.

86th break-in

A car was broken into and robbed on 86th Street while its owner was working out at a gym on Dec. 10.

The 33-year-old car owner returned to her vehicle, which was near Bay 20th Street, following her workout, at around 2:20 pm. She discovered her driver’s-side window was busted and her cellphone, credit and debit cards were gone, police said.

Updated 4:01 pm, November 10, 2010
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