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Purse fighting

A would-be thief was bamboozled when his victim took back her stolen purse on Clermont Avenue on Feb. 10.

The woman was between Greene and Lafayette avenues at around 9:30 pm when the man came up behind her, punched her in the head and took her purse.

The woman didn’t go down without a fight — getting up and taking the purse back.

That was enough to send the ruffian fleeing.

Actor-gunman

A thieving actor pretending to be a customer held up the Downtown Transmission on Atlantic Avenue and stole $3,200 on Feb. 9.

Employees told police that they thought the man was shopping at about 1:15 pm at the car repair shop between Classon and Grand avenues — until he turned and held a handgun in their faces, demanding cash.

The thief made of with the money.

Truck swipe

This thug must have had a Toyota — and wanted a Ford sitting on Waverly Avenue instead!

The victim told cops that when he returned to his parking spot between Greene and Gates avenues at 9:30 pm, the Expedition was gone, with only broken glass remaining.

— Andy Campbell

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