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This is a hot poker game

Poker raid

A pair of handgun-toting hustlers are being sought for raiding a not-so-high stakes card game in a Bay Ridge Parkway basement on Nov. 23.

Officials said that the two men barged into the apartment, which is near 11th Avenue, at about 10:45 pm, surprising three card players and a fourth man who was sleeping.

One of the armed men pistol-whipped all four victims as his accomplice brawled with one of the players.

After swiping $400 from the poker table, the suspects fled. Police said that the card players suffered cuts and scrapes.

Bloody Sunday

A man was shot in the hip when a verbal dispute turned ugly on 93rd Street on Nov. 29.

Police said that the victim was near Third Avenue at around 4:30 am when he got into the argument with the unidentified gunman.

Witnesses said that the gunman fired one round and ran off, leaving the victim splayed out on the ground. He was treated for his wound, but then found himself in even more trouble, as cops charged with possession of marijuana, which was allegedly found in his pockets.

KO’d for phone

A 15-year-old boy was knocked unconscious and robbed of his cellphone on Third Avenue on Nov. 23.

The victim told police that he was nearing 83rd Street as he made his way home from school at 3:10 pm when a thief struck him in the back of the head with a bottle.

The victim said he blacked out, but when he was revived, he discovered that his T-Mobile Sidekick was missing.

Passports plucked

Thieves with apparent dreams of international travel are scooping up passports, officials said.

• Two U.S. passports were removed from a Sixth Avenue apartment over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The 32-year-old resident of the unit, which is near 69th Street, told police that she left her home for a short trip on Nov. 25 and returned two days later to find her front door open and the passports, some jewelry and $200 gone.

• On Nov. 23, police responded to a home on 79th Street where two expired passports, as well as a Dell laptop computer, had been taken. The owner of that home, near 10th Avenue, said that someone had gotten in by cutting the padlock to a rear security gate.

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