Thief swipes motorcycle from 15th Street

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Biker bandit

A thief swiped a motorcycle on 15th Street on April 11.

The 28-year-old victim told cops he parked and locked his gray 2008 Yamaha between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 7:30 pm, then returned at 3 am. That was enough time for the thief to steal his $8,000 ride, leaving no sign of broken bike parts.

Sad song

A jerk stole two laptops from a concert-goer on Ninth Street on April 13.

The victim told cops he set his bag down at Barbes bar near Sixth Avenue at 11:30 pm then walked away for an hour. He returned and discovered his bag — containing two laptops and an iPod worth more than $7,000 — gone.

Wired wrong

Cops say a crook stole hundreds of bucks worth of home improvement goods from a shop on Second Avenue on April 12.

Workers at Lowe’s told police a woman entered the store near 10th Street at 5:57 pm, grabbed several paint cans and electrical wires worth more than $1,000 — then walked out quickly without paying.

Police arrested a 34-year-old suspect the same day.

Senior scheme

Cops say a con man scammed an elderly woman out of thousands of dollars on 10th Street over a four-year period.

The 85-year-old victim told cops she was at her home near Third Avenue on April 11 when she received a letter saying $93,800 was missing from her bank account. A creep posing as a government official had stolen her money, she said.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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