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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Fix is in

A thief rode off with a man’s fixed gear bike he left chained on Fifth Avenue on April 30.

The victim told police he locked his bike to a rack near Park Place at 9 am, and returned the following day to find his ride stolen.

Shutterbug

Cops are hunting the alleged perv suspected of impersonating a photographer in order to snap shots of underage girls.

The victim, who lives on Carlton Avenue between Prospect and Park places, told police on May 1 that the suspect has used his name and the title of his photography business to sell himself as a shutterbug for the purpose of getting young girls to pose for him.

The good book

A vandal smashed the front window of a religious bookstore on Flatbush Avenue on May 1.

An employee told police she was inside the store between Sterling and St. Johns places at 6 pm when she heard a tremendous bang from outside, and found the shop’s window busted.

Nuggets of rage

A belligerent diner shattered his phone on a glass display case inside a Ninth Street fast-food restaurant on May 2.

An employee told police the man was speaking on his phone inside the quicky diner between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 5:35 pm when he suddenly threw the cell at the glass display in a fit of rage and then fled.

No one was injured as a result of the man’s tirade, cops said.

A fool and his money

An online con artist scammed a 19-year-old man into paying $200 for nothing on May 3.

The victim told police he was browsing Instagram from a Flatbush Avenue building near St. Johns Place at 10:30 pm when he noticed a post stating anyone who paid $200 to Western Union would receive $4,000 in return.

When the victim sent the funds, the scammer replied that he would have to pay another $699 in order to receive his $4,000, upon which request the young man realized he’d been had, cops said.

Sharp crook

A shoplifter nabbed nearly $200 worth of razors from a Seventh Street pharmacy on May 4.

A guard working for the drugstore between Seventh and Eighth avenues at 1:19 pm told police he spotted the crook via a surveillance camera grab the razors, then make a beeline towards the exit and flee.

Bad bark

A big-mouthed brute threatened a man on Third Avenue on May 3.

The victim told police that he was between Eighth and Ninth streets at 12:30 pm when the suspect started yelling at him, before threatening to grab his gun.

Fortunately, the jerk was all talk and no action, and the victim hasn’t seen him since, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Posted 12:00 am, May 17, 2017
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