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A pumped-up perpetrator raided a GNC store on July 26, police said.
Workers at the store, which is located on 18th Avenue between 70th and 71st streets, said the thief came in at 10 am, flashed a knife secreted in his waistband and ordered a worker to open up the cash register.
He ran off with $100 from the till, harming no one.
Two thieves were arrested on July 27 after they were seen trying to sneak into a 15th Avenue home.
Officials said that the suspects, ages 18 and 21, were tampering with the front door and front window to a home, which is between 70th and 71st streets, at 7:20 pm when cops grabbed them.
A brazen thief crept into a 67th Street home on July 31 — while his victim’s roommate was inside!
Police were told that the roommate inside the home, which is between 17th and 18th avenues, didn’t hear a thing when the thief climbed up the fire escape and forced open a window sometime after 2 pm. The thief made off with $1,000 and some jewelry.
It was a high-flying bad time at a Bath Avenue hookah hang out on July 24 when a several patrons blew their stacks and attacked a 22-year-old man.
The victim told police that he was inside the Hookah Bar, which is located between Bay 14th Street and 17th Avenue, at 2:10 am when he got into an argument with a group of customers.
When the victim stepped outside the store for some air, the thugs followed and attacked, leaving him with a deep cut to his right arm.
The victim said he didn’t know who cut him during the free-for-all.
It was an ill fit: A thief broke into a Bay Ridge Parkway tailor shop on July 28, but didn’t take any clothing.
Instead, he helped himself to an assortment of electronics left inside Main Custom Tailor Inc., which is between 20th and 21st avenues, after it closed for the night at 8:15 pm.
Police believe the thief entered the store by breaking through a back room window.
Jumped and dragged
Two thugs attacked and then dragged a woman across Bay 19th Street during a violent purse snatching on August 1.
The 34-year-old victim told police she was smoking outside her friend’s house, which is between 86th Street and Benson Avenue, at 4:45 am when suspects stormed up and grabbed her bag.
The woman was dragged across the concrete during the struggle. When she finally released her purse, the thieves ran off to an awaiting SUV.
Five teenage punks swiped a handbag from a woman on July 30, but only got as far as the nearest train station with their prize.
The victim was walking down 86th Street between Bay 29th Street and 22nd Avenue at 12:20 am when two males and three females attacked her, punching and kicking her until she relinquished her bag.
But a witness followed the thieves as they made their escape and called 911 when they ran into a train station on 86th Street and Bay Parkway.
Cops rounded up three of the thieves — and the stolen bag — at the station, officials said.
— Thomas Tracy
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