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At least seven cars and vans — and one Bobcat construction tractor — were swiped off Park Slope streets last week, including two trucks taken from the same U-haul lot.

The theft of the two U-haul vans still has cops stumped. On Jan. 29, at around 7 pm, a worker was doing inventory when he discovered that one van was missing.

While he was trying to figure out what was going on, an unidentified driver fired up the ignition on a second van and drove off.

The keys had been left in both Ford vans, which is standard practice at the lot, which is on Fourth Avenue at Sixth Street.

Police said one of the vans was later recovered, but one is still out there lugging someone’s stuff.

In other thefts:

• On Jan. 30, the driver of an airport service van left the vehicle idling in front of a building on Second Avenue, near Fifth Street. She told cops she went into the building for only a minute or so at around 11 am, but returned to find only exhaust fumes where the 1997 Ford van had been.

• A 72-year-old woman who parked her 1995 Honda Civic near her apartment on Carroll Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, on Jan 23 told cops that when she went back to the car a few days later, it was gone.

• Another woman, 37, had her 2000 Honda Civic stolen front in front of a building on Fourth Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues. She told cops that she parked the car on Jan. 26 at around 11 am, only to find it gone when she returned to the spot six days later.

• A 36-year-old woman parked and locked her 1995 Acura on Fourth Avenue at 11th Street on Jan. 26. When she returned, it was gone.

• The Bobcat was stolen on Jan. 26 at around 7 am from the corner of Seventh Street and Seventh Avenue, cops said. A construction worker had parked the $20,000 machine near the corner, but minutes later, it was gone.

• An upstate man had his 2003 Mitsubishi stolen from in front of a building on Union Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, on Jan. 23.

Updated 4:27 pm, July 9, 2018
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