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Thief robs sleeping R train straphanger

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Napping nightmare

A perp swiped a backpack full of electronic goodies from a sleeping R train straphanger at Fourth Avenue on Aug. 21.

The 26-year-old victim told cops he was riding a Manhattan-bound R train at 1 am when he fell asleep and woke up two hours later near Ninth Street. That’s when he noticed his backpack — full of credit cards, an iPod, and a cellphone — gone.

Bummed bride

A heartless crook swiped an engagement ring from a home on 10th Street on Aug. 21.

The 37-year-old victim told cops she noticed her $2,000 diamond wedding band missing from her apartment near Seventh Avenue at around 8:20 pm and still couldn’t find it after searching for it.

The babysitter had keys to her place, she told cops.

Pretty sick

A creep stole a checkbook from a patient at a hospital on Sixth Street on Aug. 21.

The 56-year-old victim told cops she set her credit cards and checkbook down in a room at New York Methodist Hospital near Eighth Street at 1 pm, then left to get dialysis treatment. She came back three hours later and realized her belongings were gone.

Dangerous duo

A team of jerks jacked a fancy cellphone from a woman on Sackett Street on Aug. 24.

The 35-year-old victim told cops she was texting her friend near Berkeley Place at 12:20 pm when two teenagers ran up to her. One of them grabbed the black iPhone from her hand and they both ran west, leaving her with only a view of the back of their heads.

Bad buzz

A thief stole a credit card from a coffee shop customer on Seventh Avenue on Aug. 21.

The 42-year-old victim told cops she set her bag down by the door at Starbucks near First Street at 7:35 am, ordered a drink, then came back five minutes later. That’s when she discovered someone had grabbed a credit card out of her bag and fled.

Missing Mac

A perp swiped a laptop from an apartment on Lincoln Place sometime between Aug. 17 and 19.

The 34-year-old victim told cops she set her MacBook Air in a tote bag inside a closet in her home near Seventh Avenue at around 11 am. She later let movers inside — then noticed the sweet gadget gone two days later.

Open window

A ballsy bandit snatched a laptop from an apartment on Fifth Avenue on Aug. 21, while the tenant was asleep.

The 32-year-old victim told cops she left the rear window of her home near St. Marks Place unlocked, then went to bed at 11 pm. She awoke just after 6 am and discovered the crook had climbed through window and snatched her laptop, charger, and headphones.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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