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Would-be crooks break into cash dispenser

94th Precinct

Greenpoint–Northside

Auto chop

A couple of crooks chopped off the top of a Berry Street store’s automated teller machine and tried to take the cash on Sept. 21.

Cops responded to a call at the store near N. Ninth Street at around 5:40 am and found the two jokers, who immediately fled, one on foot and the other in a vehicle. The cops chased the duo for a while but eventually lost them, according to authorities.

Police then looked at the cash dispenser and saw that the top was cut off, and the troublemakers had tried, but failed, to steal the money, authorities said. Cops later tracked down the vehicle one of the fiends used to flee at Jackson Street and Meeker Avenue, but no arrests have been made, according to a police report.

Bag grab

A greedy goon snatched a woman’s bag on West Street on Sept. 23.

The woman told cops she was looking at her phone while near Milton Street at 8:40 pm when the grabber pushed her and grabbed her tote bag, which contained her laptop and a pair of diamond earrings.

The perp fled on Franklin Avenue in an unknown direction, according to a police report.

Strolled away

A woman stole an expensive baby stroller from the front of a N. Fourth Street store in the middle of the day on Sept. 22.

A shopper left the $1,200 stroller in front of a store near Bedford Avenue unlocked and unattended, then noticed it was missing at around 4:15 pm, cops said. Surveillance footage at the store shows a woman take the stroller and walk away, according to a police report.

— Allegra Hobbs

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