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Heat stroke

A quick burglar stole some laptops from a N. Seventh Street apartment while one roommate was sleeping and another was taking a walk outside due to the heat on July 7.

The victim told cops that he left his home, which is near Wythe Avenue, at about 10:15 pm because it was just too hot inside his apartment, though his roommate was inside sleeping. When he returned home, his two laptops, $25 and credit cards were missing, and the front door was ajar.

Train swipe

Two thugs assisted in stealing the contents of a woman’s purse on an overcrowded L train on July 6.

The girl told cops that she boarded the packed car, which was at the Graham Avenue stop near Metropolitan Avenue, at about 8:30 am when the two perps came up behind her. One of them bumped her a couple times, leaving her “suspicious,” and then they left the train. She turned and realized that her wallet, cash and credit cards were missing.

Getaway bike

A biking thief held up a woman with a knife and stole everything on her on Frost Street on July 6.

The victim told cops that she was near Woodpoint Road when the jerk rode up on the bike and said, “Gimme your phone.” He held a knife to her face and she obliged him, handing over the cell along with $400 and an Apple laptop. Then the thief sped away on his Huffy.

Fake firearm

Two hooligans accosted a man and stole his cash, alleging that they had a gun on Lorimer Street on July 6.

The man told cops that he had parked his car near Frost Street at about 4 am when the two approached and demanded the money. They searched his pockets and swiped $200 and a cellphone before they fled.

Nap gone wrong

Two thugs held a handgun to a sleeping cabbie’s face and stole his cash on Wythe Avenue on July 7.

The cabbie told cops that he was resting in his car near North Sixth Street at about 1:50 am — with the window down — when the two leaned their heads in. One held a handgun to his face while the other grabbed an unspecified amount of money, and the two fled.

Apartment trick

A ruffian connived his way into a Guernsey Street apartment and robbed a woman on July 10.

The woman was entering her home, which is between Meserole and Norman avenues, when the robber approached, saying that he was going to the second floor. She let him in, and he promptly grabbed her bag. They struggled a bit before he made off with her cash, checks, and an iPhone.

Car thefts

At least four vehicles were stolen this week in Greenpoint:

• A 1996 Honda Accord was swiped from Metropolitan Avenue near Lorimer Street on July 6. Its owner arrived at about 10 pm to find the car missing.

• A thief stole a 2002 Ford Explorer from Metropolitan and Kent avenues on July 6. The victim told cops that he noticed the truck missing at about 2 am.

• A messy thief took a 2006 Acura from Eckford Street near Engert Avenue on July 7. The owner came back at 10 am to find broken glass where his car used to be.

• Some jerk stole a 2008 Ford truck from Manhattan and Nassau avenues on July 9. The victim noticed that the truck was missing at about 12:05 am.

Updated 12:24 pm, July 14, 2010
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