Today’s news:

Popped over free pills

A Mill Basin pharmacy employee was arrested when it was discovered that he was dispensing drugs at amazing rebates, police alleged.

Prescriptions were optional as well, prosecutors said as they hit 26-year-old Farah Razvi-Hatti with multiple counts of petit larceny, criminal possession ofa controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance this week.

Cops were alerted to Razvi-Hatti’s alleged illegal practices by her employer, the owner of Care Pharmacy, 5915 Avenue N, after it was discovered that she had allegedly given two select customers hundreds of dollars in merchandise for $12 and $32 apiece, according to prosecutors.

A further investigation revealed that she had allegedly given four others a number of Hydrocodone pills, a strong painkiller, without a prescription between December and the beginning of February.

Mill Ave. gunpoint rob

Two gun-toting males held up a 36-year-old as he walked through a Rite Aid parking lot on Mill Avenue last week.

The victim said that he was walking through the lot near Avenue U at 2:40 p.m. March 12 when the unidentified suspects crept up behind him, pulled their gun and demanded his property.

The thieves fled with the victim’s wallet, which contained $200 and several credit cards.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.

B.B. bite

Cops are looking for a B.B. gunner responsible for firing a pellet at a 53-year-old woman on Strickland Avenue.

The woman said that she was at the intersection of Strickland and Mill avenues on March 11 when she was hit.

Cops did not say exactly where the pellet landed, although the 4 p.m. target practice did cause a minor injury.

Caught inside

A Marine Park resident returned home March 8 to find a thief rummaging through his belongings.

The victim, a resident of East 35th Street near Avenue R, said that he went through his front door at 9:35 p.m. only to find an unexpected guest -- a burglar.

The thief scrambled out the door as soon as he realized he was discovered, but he had enough of his wits about him to grab $100 and some electronics he found inside before escaping.

Cops later determined that the thief entered the home by forcing the back door.

Robbed of phone

A 14-year-old girl was grabbed by the hair and robbed of her phone as she walked along Ralph Avenue.

The victim told police that she was nearing Glenwood Road at 3:50 p.m. on March 10 when an unidentified male ran up and asked if he could use her phone.

When she refused, the thief attacked, punching her in the face before running off with her cell phone.

Mag snag

A 43-year-old Mill Island man was arrested last week on charges that he had swiped his neighbor’s magazines two months in a row.

Officials charge that Bobby Martinez was caught on video rifling through his neighbor’s mailbox on East 63rd Street near Mayfair Drive North back on February 3.

Martinez reportedly struck again on March 10, probably looking for the latest issue of his neighbor’s magazine, officials said, adding that he allegedly hit a second neighbor’s mailbox as well.

He was taken into custody without incident, charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Tire swipe

Thieves left a Bergen Beach car on blocks last week after removing all four tires and rims.

An East 69th Street resident told police he parked his 2004 Infiniti on his street at 2 a.m. on March 14.

When the 64-year-old returned to his car a few hours later, all four wheels were gone.

Open invite

A 33-year-old motorist made it quite easy for a thief to rummage through the things in her car -- she left the door unlocked for him.

The woman told police that she left her vehicle at the corner of East 34th Street and Quentin Road at 2:30 p.m. on March 8 for just a few moments.

But by the time she returned, an opportunistic thief had already struck, taking her wallet and credit cards, police said.

King’s ransom

A quick-moving thief managed to snag $2200 from a cash register during a recent visit to Kings Plaza.

Workers at a mall store said that the would-be customer entered at 5:30 p.m. on March 9.

When an employee walked away from the register for a moment, the unidentified male reached over the counter, opened the register, and emptied the till, witnesses said.

Furniture fiend

Cops are continuing their search for the gun-toting goon who held up National Furniture, 2378 Flatbush Avenue.

Police were told that the unidentified male rushed into the store on March 7, pulling a gun on workers and customers.

The thief robbed his three victims of their cash, as well as the money in the register, before running off.

Anyone with information regarding the gunman’s identity is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.

Booze bash

A late-night shopper busted into a Utica Avenue beer distributor recently.

Workers at Beer King opened for business between Avenues M and N at 6:30 a.m. March 4 to find that someone had forced open the front door.

The culprit swiped $1500 in receipts and several cartons of cigarettes, workers said.

It was unclear how much booze was taken -- if any.

Help wipe out graffiti

As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can help them arrest neighborhood graffiti vandals.

The hefty reward is part of the city’s ongoing push to rid New York of graffiti; the leading quality of life complaint brought to police.

Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.

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