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An employee at a local restaurant faced down a gunman during an attempted robbery on May 12.
Police said that the unidentified thief entered the restaurant on Ralph Avenue between Flatlands Avenue and Bergen Avenue at 10:40 pm and attempted to take cash from the register.
When an observant employee stopped him, the man pulled a gun and demanded the money, but the victim wouldn’t relent.
The thief fled the eatery empty handed, officials said.
Radio Shack raid
Gun toting thieves raided a local Radio Shack as it was being opened for business on the morning of May 16.
Workers at the electronics store on Flatbush Avenue between Avenues T and U said that they were pulling up the roll-down gates at 10 am when two men approached.
One of the men flashed a gun, forced the employees inside and bound them with duct tape.
The thieves then ransacked the place, taking over $3,300 in jewelry, an assortment of cell phones, and the employees’ jewelry, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.
Back door burgle
A thief broke into an East 70th Street home on May 11 where he filched a safe containing thousands of dollars in property.
The 33-year-old homeowner told police that she left her home, located between Avenues W and X, at 7 am.
When she returned that evening, she discovered that someone had forced open the rear door.
The only thing missing was the safe, which contained $4,000, some jewelry and a passport.
Front door man
A thief kicked in the front door to a Bergen Beach apartment on May 12, taking electronics, jewelry and an assortment of pricey cigars.
Police were told that the thief entered the East 73rd Street home between Avenues M and L sometime after 8:15 am.
When the 38-year-old tenant returned after a hard day of work — maybe hoping to enjoy a stogie — she found the front door open and her apartment ransacked.
Not so sunny
A bunch of tunnel rats dug their way into Sunnydale Farms on May 13, taking over $1,800 in receipts and several cartons of cigarettes.
Police said someone cut through the rear wall of the Avenue N grocery between East 49th Street and Utica Avenue sometime after 8:20 pm.
Workers didn’t realize that they had been burglarized until the next morning, when they found a gaping hole in their wall.
A thief smashed a window to a car parked along Royce Street on May 9, taking what was inside.
Police said that the car was broken into sometime after 3 pm on the stretch between Bergen Cove Road and Avenue T, said police. Some electronics and auto parts were removed.
Help wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can help them arrest neighborhood 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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