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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Sharp kid

Police busted a 16-year-old boy for allegedly drawing a knife on a security guard at a Flatbush Avenue retailer on June 9.

The victim told police he was inside the store near Atlantic Avenue at 4 pm when the teen suspect pulled the knife on him.

Police caught up with the suspect after more than two weeks, and cuffed him on a menacing charge, cops said.

Clean break

Cops arrested a 40-year-old man who they say stole more than $120 worth of toothpaste from a Ninth Street pharmacy on June 23.

A worker told police that the suspect waltzed into the drug store between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 8:15 pm and nabbed 12 tubes of Colgate, before sneaking past the register.

Police busted the man that day, charging him with petty larceny, cops said.

Bumped off

Some jerk stole the front bumper and license plate off a man’s 2014 Toyota Corolla he parked on Nevins Street on June 19.

The victim told police he left his car between Warren and Baltic streets at 7 pm, and returned the next morning to find he was short one bumper.

No arrests have been made, and the case has been closed, cops said.

Scoot away

A thief rode off with a man’s 2006 Vespa scooter he parked on President Street on June 20.

The victim told he left his low-powered motorbike between Fourth and Fifth avenues 10 am, only to return four days later to find an empty spot where his ride had been.

Officers have closed the case, according to police.

Bike bandits

Thieves stole three bikes within the 78th Precinct between June 18 and 24:

• A woman told police she locked up her Cannondale on Fifth Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets at 9 am on June 18, and returned at 7 pm to find it stolen.

• A man reported he left his Schwinn on DeGraw Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 2 am, and returned 12 hours later to find the bike gone.

• Another man told police he left his electric bike unchained on Prospect Park West between Garfield Place and First Street at 10:35 am, and returned five minutes later to find it missing.

No arrests were made in any of the thefts, and all cases have been closed, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 5:40 pm, July 9, 2018
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