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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Steal and fight

Police arrested a man after they say his shoplifting scheme went awry and devolved into a brawl inside an Atlantic Avenue electronics store on Aug. 1.

An employee told police he was working inside the store between Fort Greene Place and S. Portland Avenue at 2:30 pm when he spotted the suspect grab a gaming controller and attempt to sneak away without paying. When the employee confronted the suspect, the man shoved him, cops said.

The victim grabbed the suspect again, but this time the man allegedly hurled him to the ground and took him out of play with a kick to the head, authorities said.

Dodge-y deeds

A motorist caught a would-be burglar breaking into her van on Douglass Street on Aug. 1 and scared him off.

The victim told police that she parked the Dodge between Nevins Street and Third Avenue at 9:30 am, and returned at 2 pm to find the crook in the process of looting her vehicle, its rear window shattered.

The buffoon fled at the sight of her, and police say they ultimately closed the case without making any arrests.

Sweet steal

Cops cuffed a woman for stealing perfume from a Flatbush Avenue lingerie store on Aug. 7.

Security spotted the suspect inside the women’s apparel shop between Hanson Place and Atlantic Avenue at 1:45 pm, when she allegedly grabbed the aromatic spray and tried to flee without paying, police said.

Umbrella stick-up

Authorities slapped a 16-year-old girl in irons for her part in a St. Marks Avenue robbery on Aug. 1.

The victim, a 43-year-old woman, told police that she was near Sixth Avenue at 11:07 pm when the suspect and an accomplice attacked her with an umbrella.

The suspect allegedly whacked the woman’s head twice with the parasol, while her partner grabbed the phone from her hands, cops said.

Scoot away

A thief rode off with a man’s Vespa scooter that he’d parked on Third Street before traveling overseas on May 31.

The victim told police he parked his ride between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 5 pm, but returned from his travels on Aug. 4 to find it gone.

Cops searched the area and tried to hunt down security footage, but were too late to catch the crook — and closed the case without any arrests.

Road hog

A thief rode off with a man’s motorcycle after he left it on St. Johns Place on July 30.

The victim told police he parked the Yamaha between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 6 pm, and returned the next day to find his ride missing.

Police canvassed the area and scoured nearby surveillance feeds, but came up short and closed the case without making any arrests, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 9:53 pm, August 23, 2016
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