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The ol’ Ikea bus bump • Brooklyn Paper

The ol’ Ikea bus bump

76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Bus bump

A thief swiped a wallet from a 44-year-old man on Oct. 9 as the two men rode a B61 bus to the Red Hook IKEA.

The victim got on the bus outside the Smith-Ninth Street subway station at 11:15 am. During the brief trip to the Beard Street furniture and meatball emporium, another straphanger bumped into the victim, grabbing his waistband — and deftly plucking the wallet out of the man’s back pocket.

Poor Mabel!

A thief snatched $500 from Mabel’s Café on Henry Street on Sept. 30 — but nobody knows how the thief got into the locked Carroll Gardens eatery.

Workers closed the café at Sackett Street for the night at 10 pm. When they opened up the next morning, the cash register was empty.

Caught pinching

Cops arrested a 43-year-old woman who they say shoplifted at a Court Street CVS Pharmacy on Oct. 7.

Workers at the pharmacy between First and Second places grabbed and detained the woman after she was seen pocketing items from store shelves at 11 pm, cops said.

Douglass score

A 21-year-old man was arrested on Sept. 27 after a loaded handgun and some drugs were recovered from his vehicle during a car stop on Douglass Street, police said.

Cops pulled the motorist over at Hoyt Street at 11:19 pm for allegedly making a left turn without signaling — then found three bullets in the back seat, they said.

— Thomas Tracy

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