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Police: Man swiped woman’s purse from gym and racked up charges on credit card

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Worked up a sweat — and a steal

Police arrested a man who they say stole a woman’s purse at an 86th Street gym on March 31 and then used her credit cards to rack up nearly $400 in charges.

The woman told officers she was exercising at the gym between Fourth and Fifth avenues just before 10 am, when the theft occurred. The woman’s bank notified her of the charges, and police caught up with the man at the second store where he tried to use the card, where they found him with the plastic at the register, according to the police report.

Mystery theft

A crook broke into a man’s car parked on 97th Street on March 26.

The baddie entered the car parked between Marine Avenue and Shore Road at around 7:30 am, police said. The stolen contents are unknown, but there were were no signs of forced entry on the car, according to the report.

No safety in numbers

A scoundrel threatened a man on Fifth Avenue on March 29 after the two got into an argument and the goon overheard the victim’s phone number as he gave it to police.

The pair got into a dispute over a parking spot between 68th Street and Bay Ridge Avenue just before 7:30 pm, and when the victim called police to complain and gave officers his phone number, the scalawag said, “Now I have your number, see what happens,” causing the man to be alarmed and annoyed, according to the report.

— Julianne McShane

Updated 5:46 pm, July 9, 2018
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