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Car chase

Armed burglars burst into a Cumberland Street apartment on April 15, attacking the man and woman inside, before fleeing and trying to elude police in a high-speed chase that end several blocks away.

The 26-year-old man said he and his 25-year-old guest were in his home between Greene and Lafayette avenues at 7:30 pm when two men thundered in. One intruder, with a .38 revolver, said, “Don’t look at me,” before striking the man with the gun.

They quickly fled the building and hopped into a car. Police stopped their car at Willoughby Street and Flatbush Avenue Extension, but were only able to arrest the driver, 26.

Mall rats

Police arrested three women last Monday in two shoplifting incidents in the Atlantic Terminal mall near the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic avenues on April 13.

In the first crime, police cuffed a 60-year-old woman in Target for allegedly stealing another woman’s purse — and the $230 in it — at around 5:30 pm.

About two hours later, it took three cops to subdue two women, 19 and 26, who were caught pilfering “miscellane­ous merchandise” from the Daffy’s department store in the same Bruce Ratner-owned mall.

According to the police report, the two women scuffled with officers, injuring three of them, after they were caught skipping the bill.

Bar–bell–baric

A 24-year-old man arguing with his friend, 44, sent him to the hospital by hitting him in the head with a 20-pound dumbbell on St. Felix Street on April 16.

Police arrested the meathead at 3 pm between Fulton Street and DeKalb Avenue for the attack that sent the victim to nearby Brooklyn Hospital for injuries.

Anti-dentite!

A thief broke into a car parked in a commercial lot on South Elliott Place and stole a box of dental equipment overnight on April 16.

The driver, 48, said she had left her car at 10:30 pm and came back to the lot between Hanson Place and Atlantic Avenue at 9:45 pm to find her window smashed and oral gear gone.

’berry picking

In a lightning-flash mugging on Cumberland Street and Park Avenue, a mystery man rapidly ripped away a Blackberry from a 20-year-old man on April 17.

The victim, who never saw the pickpocket, said the thief shoved an unknown object into his back at 10:30 pm and picked his cellphone from his pocket in one fell swoop.

Down on Downing

A burglar stole a laptop from a Downing Street apartment on April 14.

The resident, 33, left his apartment near the corner of Putnam Avenue at 8 am and returned at 3 pm to discover that his front door had been pried open and his laptop had been swiped.

Posted 12:03 am, April 22, 2009
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