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A woman walked out of her home on Strong Place between Degraw and Kane streets last week to find that someone had scrawled a swastika on her front door.

Police said that the words “White Power” and a second swastika were also found carved into an adjoining building and a 2009 Honda Civic parked nearby at 9:30 a.m. on September 28.

Cops are investigating the vandalism as a bias crime.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the NYPD CrimeStoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Police are investigating a 38-year-old man’s claims that a group of young toughs knocked him unconscious during a afternoon confrontation.

The victim said that he was nearing the corner of Clinton and Baltic Streets at 2:30 p.m. when he noticed 12 to 15 youths sitting on a stoop as well as a nearby car.

While the woman in front of him avoided the situation by crossing the street, the victim decided to wade through the group.

The victim claimed that he was struck from behind as he made eye contact with one or two of them.

The next thing he remembered was waking up near his daughter’s school a few blocks away from where the attack took place.

The victim took himself to Long Island College Hospital, where police were alerted.

A 27-year-old woman was held up at gunpoint during a Saturday night jaunt along Kane Street.

The victim said that she was walking between Hicks Street and Cheever Place just before 9 p.m. on October 3 when a 25-year-old black male approached her.

The thief pulled a gun and ordered her to hand over her purse, as well asa canvas bag she was carrying.

He ultimately ran off with her cell phone, some cash and credit cards, an umbrella and a book aptly entitled “A Long Way Gone.”

A 37-year-old man was arrested last week when cops caught him allegedly trying to push open a screened-in window on Congress Street.

Police alleged that Luis Acevedo was spotted pushing in the screen to the first-floor window near Clinton Street at 4:50 p.m. on September 29.

Cops weren’t the only ones to see Acevedo allegedly reach into the apartment in a failed attempt to scoop up a cell phone inside. The owner of the phone, who was home at the time, saw the same thing, albeit from a different vantage point, police alleged.

Cops took Acevedo into custody without incident, charging him with burglary, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

A 25-year-old had her purse ripped off her shoulder as she walked down Warren Street Friday, police said.

Cops were told that the woman was between Smith and Court streets at 11:45 p.m. October 5 when a dark-skinned male crept up behind her.

The thief, who was dressed all in black, grabbed her Coach bag, which contained an iPhone, and ran off.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the 76th Precinct at (718) 439-4211. All calls will be kept confidential.

Showing off a pair of brass knuckles led to a stint in jail for an area 25-year-old apprehended at the corner of Mill and Henry Streets last week.

Police said that Alberto Vasquez was charged with criminal possession of a weapon shortly after he was seen allegedly flashing his brass at 6:53 p.m. on September 30.

Police Officer Maggie Clamp was credited with the arrest.

You never know where cops are looking or what, exactly, they’re looking at.

A “suspicious bulge” led police to the recovery of a firearm on Hoyt Street near Butler Street last week.

Police said that they were patrolling near the corner at 8:40 p.m. October 1 when they saw 33-year-old Sharif Holmes get out of a car.

The officers allegedly saw the bulge, and noticed Holmes make “furtive movements” to his right pants pocket, where the gun was discovered a few minutes later.

Holmes was taken into custody, charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

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