Bicyclist in near mugging

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Bungled robbery

Three bone-headed thieves tried to rob a 44-year-old bicyclist on 85th Street on March 31 — but ended up behind bars.

The victim was pedaling toward 24th Avenue at 6:44 pm when the thieves knocked him off his bike.

They were trying to rob the man of his cash when cops rolled up and arrested them.

Comb clash

A 17-year-old was arrested on March 28 for cutting up another teen’s face during a dispute over a comb.

Police said the teen and his victim, who is also 17, were arguing over the comb, which the suspect allegedly stole, outside a deli near 79th Street and 16th Avenue on Jan. 14.

The two started fighting, and the suspect smashed his victim in the face with a glass bottle, leaving deep facial lacerations.

Shoplifter slice

A shoplifter made off with several electric items from an 86th Street Rite Aid on March 29 after he pulled a knife on a store security guard.

The thief flashed the knife at 1:07 pm as he made his way through the doors of the store, which is between Bay 10th and Bay 11th streets.

Purse grab

A thug made off with a woman’s purse on March 27 after kicking the hapless 23-year-old to the ground on 68th Street.

The victim was between 19th and 20th avenues at 9 pm when the suspect ran by, snagging her purse.

The woman refused to let go of her bag until the thief began kicking her in the legs, causing her to lose her balance.

— Thomas Tracy

Updated 12:18 am, April 7, 2011
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