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Sneak swipes woman’s purse on A train and uses her credit cards

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Sneaky straphanger

A jerk swiped a woman’s purse as she was on an A train near Willoughby Street on Feb. 13, police said.

The 42-year-old woman told police she was standing on the train at about 9 am when someone tugged at her purse, and when she hopped off at Jay Street, realized her wallet was gone with her credit cards and cash inside, officials said.

The nogoodnik had time to make charges to her cards before she cancelled them, cops said.

Shop and steal

A baddie took a woman’s bag while she was shopping in a Flatbush Avenue Extension store on Feb. 16, police said.

The sneak grabbed the woman’s bag with her cash and credit cards inside after she had placed it on the floor inside the store near Concord Street at about 3 pm, according to authorities.

Grab and go

A crook stole a guy’s phone after bumping into him on Fulton Street on Feb. 11, police said.

The victim told police he was walking near Lawrence Street a little before 9 pm when the jerk snatched his LG G6 silver phone from his hand and then fled on Fulton Street, cops said.

Now that’s sick!

A malefactor stole a senior’s wallet while she was getting blood work done at a doctor’s office on Court Street on Feb. 5, police said.

The 74-year-old woman told police she had placed her wallet and jacket down on a waiting room chair inside the office near Joralemon Street while getting her blood work done at about noon, and when she came back, her jacket was still there, but her wallet — with her social security, health insurance, and state identification card inside — was gone, according to staff.

Cops reported there’s a camera in the waiting room.

Phantom robber

Some crook broke into a guy’s Pierrepont Street apartment sometime overnight on Feb. 15 and stole his laptop and other electronics, police said.

The victim told police the snake crept into his apartment near Pierrepont Place sometime between Feb. 15 at 3:40 pm and 6:30 am the next day and ran off with his HP laptop and other electronics, officials said. Police said there were no signs of forced entry and no damage.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 5:48 pm, July 9, 2018
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