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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Bad shot

Some wacko threatened a woman with a syringe after she offered him food on Fifth Avenue on April 30.

The victim told police she was between Ninth and 10th streets at 5:55 pm, when she offered the man a bite to eat and he, in response, pulled out the needle and lunged at her.

Police canvased the area in search of the screwball, but couldn’t manage to find him, and the case was closed without any arrest, cops said.

Explorer lost

A thief drove off with a 75-year-old man’s 2006 Ford Explorer left idling on Fifth Avenue on May 12.

The victim told police he left his carry-all purring between Ninth and 10th streets at 1:40 pm, and returned five minutes later to find he was short one ride.

Cops looked for the car, but came up short, and closed the case, according to police.

Mr. Picky

A pickpocket nabbed a woman’s wallet outside a Flatbush Avenue watering hole on May 5.

The victim told police she was standing outside the bar between Seventh Avenue and Prospect Place at the stroke of midnight when she felt the crook snatch the wallet — containing her cards and ID — from her back pocket, and she spun around to see him scurry off.

Officers searched the area afterwards, but failed to nab the culprit, and closed the case, police said.

Bad tip

Some reprobate pillaged the tip jar at a Seventh Avenue bagel place on May 10.

An employee told police the sleaze waltzed into the eatery between President and Carroll streets at 6 am, snatched $15 out of the tip jar, and fled.

Police were offered surveillance footage of the crime, but the case was closed without any arrest, cops said.

Bike bandit

A thief made off with a woman’s bike she locked up on Plaza Street West on May 11.

The victim told police she parked her bike near West Drive before heading into Prospect Park at 6 pm, and returned about three hours later to find her lock clipped and bike stolen.

No arrests were made, and police closed the case, authorities said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 5:44 pm, July 9, 2018
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