Thief scoops up woman’s jewelry

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Rat takes mouse

A jerk jimmied his way into a Battery Avenue apartment on June 14 and made off with $1,500 in jewelry — including a $100 Mickey Mouse pendant, police say.

The victim reported that her son was the last one out of her apartment between 89th and 90th streets at 11:15 am. When she returned at 6:30 pm, her door was wide open and her valuables were gone.


A cowardly creep tried to swipe the purse of a woman working in an 86th Street gift shop on June 17 — but fled the second the would-be victim confronted him.

The woman said she that she was in New Gift Shop between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 8:30 pm when she saw the pitiful perp trying to take her bag off a hook at the back of the store.

But when she stepped up to him, the lily-livered loser let go of the loot and ran.


A robber snatched a woman’s iPhone from her hand and fled after a brief struggle on 81st Street on June 12, cops report.

The victim told police that she was holding her phone and was between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 3:15 pm when the creep came up behind her and grabbed the gadget. The victim pulled back, but the perp yanked harder, then fled toward Sixth Avenue with the device in hand.

Nothing gained

A thug knocked a Bay Ridge woman to the ground and stole her purse on Colonial Road on June 11 — not realizing that the bag was empty except for the victim’s keys and ID.

The victim told police that she was near 89th Street at 8:10 pm when somebody came up from behind her, shoved her to the pavement, and ripped off her purse — itself valued at just $15.

Luckily for her, the jerk dropped the bag.

Apple plucked

A crook took a lady’s iPhone as she was on Eighth Avenue, heading to her Sunset Park home, on June 11.

The victim said she was talking on her phone near 62nd Street at 8:35 pm when the perp ran up from behind her and swiped the device from her hand. The thief then hurried away toward Ninth Avenue.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507.
Updated 5:34 pm, July 9, 2018
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