Crook on wheels gets handbag

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A British lady out for a stroll on June 15 lost her beloved Voodoo Dolls green shoulder bag to a mustachioed crook on a bike.

The 25-year-old woman was walking down Seventh Avenue near First Street at around 9:30 am when the cyclist came flying by and snatched her bag. He got away with a bevy of credit cards and some cash.

Crime of fashion

A 24-year-old New Jersey man with a passion for designer fashion parked his car to head to a party on June 14 — but he never saw his wheels or his designer duds again.

The young man locked his blue sedan at around 2 pm, and returned around same time the next day to find it gone.

In addition the car, the man lost a Calvin Klein suit, Gucci sunglasses, Armani shirt, Kenneth Cole shoes, $2,000 in jewelry, a digital camera and an iPod.

Out to dry

A dry cleaner on Fourth Avenue was robbed overnight on June 10.

The owner showed up to open his store, which is between 10th and 11th Streets, at 7:30 only to find the doors open, the broken locks sitting on the counter, and a customer waiting inside to drop off his dry cleaning.

The owner then headed to the back of his shop and found that $800 had been taken.

Frowning jewel

A crook broke into a Fifth Avenue apartment early on June 10 — and left with thousands of dollars in jewelry.

The 26-year-old victim came home that night to her apartment, which is between Garfield Place and First Street, to discover that her jewelry box, which contained $5,000 in earrings and necklaces, was gone.

Also missing was her bike, helmet and iPod.

Good security

A young man was arrested on June 9 for returning stolen items from a Flatbush Avenue drugstore.

Cops believe that the 20-year-old man had been stealing and returning items from the store, which is near Seventh Avenue, since April 27 — and had raked up $2,791.62 with his scheme.

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