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78th Precinct

Park Slope

For $5

A violent jerk beat up a man and then stole his wallet on Third Street on Aug. 13.

The 45-year-old victim told cops he was near Eighth Avenue at 9:45 pm when a man wearing a blue shirt grabbed him by the throat and threw him to the ground. The creep then snatched the poor guy’s brown Coach wallet — containing only $5 — and ran away.

Putt nut

A thief stole some expensive golf gear from a car on Seventh Street on Aug. 14.

The 31-year-old victim told cops he parked his 2005 Ford Explorer near Third Avenue at 8:30 pm, then came back the next day at 6 pm and discovered his rear window was broken and a $2,000 golf bag, a camera, and a diaper bag were gone.

Bike bummer

A scoundrel swiped a sweet bicycle from a home on Fifth Street on Aug 16.

The 46-year-old victim told cops he spotted a stranger walk through the door of his home near Eighth Avenue at 1:25 am, then grab his $1,000 Guerciotti bike and flee.

Delivery downer

A crafty crook stole a car from a pizza delivery guy on 13th Street on Aug. 17.

The 33-year-old worker told cops he left his silver Honda Civic running with the keys in the ignition while he delivered a pizza near Fifth Avenue. He came back a few minutes later and discovered the $1,000 ride gone.

Nightlife no-no

A jerk jacked a purse from a bar-goer on Fifth Avenue on Aug. 14.

The 25-year-old victim told cops she hung her bag on the back of a chair at Bar Reis near Sixth Street at 1:40 am, then looked away for 20 minutes and discovered her bag — full of credit cards and an iPhone — missing.

Butler hustler

Cops arrested a man who they say snatched a fancy cellphone from a woman on Fourth Avenue on Aug. 15.

The 23-year-old victim was near Butler Street at 8:30 am when a man grabbed an iPhone from her hand and rode away on a bike, according to police.

Cops arrested a 27-year-old suspect the same day.

Dirty deed

A perp stole a diaper bag from a home on Garfield Place on Aug. 15, according to police.

The 39-year-old victim told cops a man rang the door to her apartment building near Sixth Avenue at around 12:20 pm, then walked in and grabbed a diaper bag, baby wipes, and a cart for shopping.

Cops arrested a 46-year-old man the same day.

Apple gone

A thief swiped a laptop from an apartment on St. Marks Place on Aug. 16.

The 31-year-old victim told cops he left his home near Third Avenue at 2 am, then came back at 10 pm and discovered someone climbed onto his fire escape and through his window and left with his MacBook Pro.

Neighbors told cops they saw nothing.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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soslo from park slope says:
The mugging that took place on 8th avenue wasn't committed by a 'brute' or 'violent jerk' but two black males who clearly came to the neighborhood to hunt for a victim.
Aug. 23, 2012, 8:08 am
Soslo blows from Brooklyn says:
It has been happening for years but you cannot do anything about it. There will always be crime and someday it may be two white males, but once again it is all theory. Funny two black males in pepperoni-ville Bensonhurst will not come see the media spotlight out of the tunnel, but since it means so much skinnypants go back to Iowa and pick corn from your mothers acres to make ends meet. Is it the two black males to blame when big businesses seize her property in the likely event she cannot afford to uphold the barn? Oh thats right you have Obama to cry about so take your pick on numero two.
Aug. 25, 2012, 4 am
soslo from park slope says:
There's no theory, or skinny pants, or Iowa here, but thanks for trying Brooklyn loser. Two white males beating and mugging a black male gets street protests and TV coverage in NYC, while the other way around barely gets listed at all it's so commonplace. But as long as the victim is a white transplant it's ok by you and the other local trolls who have nothing to offer the world except your Brooklyn birth status.
Aug. 26, 2012, 9:39 am
Soslo blows from Brooklyn says:
If that is the case then you are just as big a loser as myself, now living in Brooklyn my fellow bike-riding transplant. What makes you a bigger loser is the fact that you get on websites to write about how two black men were responsible, and that one day they may stick you up for your possessions. How about this skinnypants? Go to a mob of black kids and express your feelings about how they are an inconvenience to your life since most people like yourself believe locals should be rid of. Let me know when and which corner because the beating you receive will be priceless beyond belief. Plymouth Rock all over again how pathetic!

P.S. - There was not any coverage back in the 1960s when people were lynched, and had you lived in such an era you would have not complained. We reap what we sow LoL!
Aug. 27, 2012, 3:50 am
Soslo blows from Brooklyn says:
If that is the case then you are just as big a loser as myself, now living in Brooklyn my fellow bike-riding transplant. What makes you a bigger loser is the fact that you get on websites to write about how two black men were responsible, and that one day they may stick you up for your possessions. How about this skinnypants? Go to a mob of black kids and express your feelings about how they are an inconvenience to your life since most people like yourself believe locals should be rid of. Let me know when and which corner because the beating you receive will be priceless beyond belief. Plymouth Rock all over again how pathetic!

P.S. - There was not any coverage back in the 1960s when people were lynched, and had you lived in such an era you would have not complained. We reap what we sow LoL!
Aug. 27, 2012, 3:50 am
Soslo blows from Brooklyn says:
If that is the case then you are just as big a loser as myself, now living in Brooklyn my fellow bike-riding transplant. What makes you a bigger loser is the fact that you get on websites to write about how two black men were responsible, and that one day they may stick you up for your possessions. How about this skinnypants? Go to a mob of black kids and express your feelings about how they are an inconvenience to your life since most people like yourself believe locals should be rid of. Let me know when and which corner because the beating you receive will be priceless beyond belief. Plymouth Rock all over again how pathetic!

P.S. - There was not any coverage back in the 1960s when people were lynched, and had you lived in such an era you would have not complained. We reap what we sow LoL!
Aug. 27, 2012, 3:50 am
soslo from park slope says:
You don't know anything about me bike riding transplant troll. I grew up around mobs of black kids and I know how they behave. It's you and your kind who pretend like everything's fine that will get their a$$es kicked. But you'll probably be ok with that when it happens, since in your white guilt world, because of racism in the 60s, black kids today have the moral right to beat you up and take your phone and wallet.
Aug. 27, 2012, 10:13 am

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