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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Robbed at gunpoint

Two brigands robbed a man at gunpoint on Ridge Boulevard on Nov. 1.

They ran up on their victim near 72nd street at 2:30 am. One man pulled out the gun and told the victim to empty his pockets, while the other went through said pockets, according to police. They took his wallet and phone.

Halloween heist

A sneaky burglar broke into an apartment on 13th avenue on Oct. 31, lifting a laptop and an iPhone.

The couple returned from a Halloween pary to their home between 67th Street and 68th Street at 6 pm to find the electronics missing. The burglar appeared to have let himself in through the front door somehow, as police couldn’t find any evidence of a forced entry.

Bag snatcher

A brutish thief stole a woman’s handbag on Sixth Avenue on Oct. 29.

The victim told cops she was near Senator Street around 5 pm when the man grabbed her bag, knocking her to the ground in the process, according to police. He got away with more than $900 in cash, her wallet, and house keys.

Thirsty thief

A crowbar-wielding crook broke into and robbed a Third Avenue bodega on Oct. 29.

He broke the front window of the store between 94th Street and 95th Street around 4 am, pried open the register with the crowbar, and stole $1,000 in cash, cops reported.

All that work must have left him parched, because he stopped to swig a bottle of Snapple juice on his way out, surveillance video showed.

Slammed to the sidewalk

A bruiser robbed a guy while he was walking home with his girlfriend on Colonial Road on Halloween night.

The couple was near 72nd street, just before 2 am, when the shyster asked his mark for a lighter. But when the victim refused, the perp punched him in the face, knocking him down, according to a police report.

Then he slammed his face against the sidewalk, took his cellphone and wallet, and fled, said the report.

— Dennis Lynch

Posted 12:00 am, November 4, 2015
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