After an ATM visit, a thief forced his victim to complete an additional, unauthorized transaction on Oct. 12.
The victim told cops that she had just taken out a large sum from an automatic teller on Graham Avenue at around 6:15 pm and had walked out of the bank when a thug sneaked up and punched her in the side of the face.
She fell to ground, and the man took $480 from her bag before fleeing down Manhattan Avenue.
An aggressor bonked a man on the head with a strange weapon on Oct. 17.
The middle-aged victim told cops that he was on Driggs Avenue near N. Sixth Street at around 11:30 pm when the perp, whose face he didn’t see, approached and struck the top of his head with a heavy rock.
The attacker ran, but the dazed strikee didn’t see which way.
A thief stole from an aunt-to-be at a Graham Avenue baby shower on Oct. 16.
The victim was celebrating the imminent birth of her niece at The Lady of the Snow Society at around 8 pm when she placed her purse on a table while she went to snap a picture.
Later, she realized her cash and credit card were gone.
Car thieves were rolling all over the hood this week:
• A thief stole an expensive 2008 Saab in broad daylight on Oct. 12. The victim told cops that he parked his auto on Wythe Avenue near N. Third Street shortly before noon. He returned six hours later to find that a criminal had done his work.
• Another wanted man lifted a Nissan from McGuinness Boulevard. The owner, a shopkeeper, left his keys in the ignition while he got out to close the gate of his shop at around 7:15 pm on Oct. 15. Though he was only gone for five minutes, it was long enough for the thief jump in and hit the gas.
• Earlier that day, a van owner he’d left his vehicle under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway at around 4 pm and returned early the next morning to find that a night-crawling crook had sped off in the ’98 Chevy.
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