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Rolling iPhone raider

Cops are looking for a free-wheeling fiend who snagged an iPhone from a woman’s hand on Union Street.

The woman told police that she was on her phone between Seventh and Eighth avenues at 9:30 p.m. January 24 when the thief rolled up to her.

The unidentified male punched her in the face, grabbed the phone from her hand and pedaled off with it.

The woman, 32, said that she noticed the bike rider “looking at her” shortly before the hold-up.

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

Calls can be made to the 78th Precinct at (718) 636-6411. All calls will be kept confidential.

Their weapon? Their mouths

Two young men were arrested last week after allegedly throwing around threats and robbing a neighborhood straphanger of his iPod.

The victim told police that he was waiting for a train at the 9th Street station at 12:30 a.m. January 28 when the two men approached them.

“Give me your iPod,” one of the two men allegedly claimed. “I got a machete, I got a gun.”

Believing the stranger, the victim handed over his iPod.

The alleged thieves ran off, but didn’t get far. Cops caught up with the two men, later identified as 21-year-old Adam Anderson and 19-year-old Atreyu Scales, at the 36th Street station, charging them with robbery.

Neither was armed, police said.

Open invitations

Cops are investigating two recent burglaries in which thieves used open or unlocked windows to their advantage.

A 26-year-old St. Mark’s Place resident told police that someone crawled through a fourth floor window leading to his bedroom on January 29. Once inside, he stole an Apple laptop, the victim said, adding that the window leads out to the building’s fire escape.

On the same day, a second St. Mark’s Place resident told police that someone had stolen his MacBook and a power shot camera.

The thief crawled through a window to get inside -- damaging a security gate blocking the window in the process, police said.

High and hiding

Three teens were arrested last week for having a “high” time at a neighborhood bus depot, police alleged.

Cops said that the three teens, identified as 16-year-old Liam Sullivan, 18-year-old Samwell Rella and 16-year-old Finban Maguire were all charged with burglary in the third degree, as well as criminal possession of marijuana when cops allegedly saw them enter a fenced-in lot used to store busses on Fifth Street near the Gowanus Canal.

Cops reportedly saw the trio go into the yard, owned by NY Airport Service, just after 10 p.m. on January 29, but never saw them come out.

The officers went to investigate and found the teens sitting in a bus. They allegedly admitted that the broke inside “to smoke weed,” police said.

ATM attack

A stand-alone ATM outside of an 11th Street grocery was looted last week, police said.

Workers at the grocery near Fourth Avenue said they found the ATM ripped open at 6 a.m. on January 21.

Parts of the broken ATM were found near the corner of Third Avenue and 15th Street, officials said, adding that the thief may have been in a blue Cadillac.

About $7000 was taken from the ATM.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 78th Precinct at (718) 636-6411. All calls will be kept confidential.

Masked marauders sought

Three hoods in masks robbed a Sixth Avenue store at gunpoint -- one of three places the miscreants raided in a week, police believe.

Workers at the 6th Avenue Deli said that the three suspects entered the store near Sterling Place with scarves covering their faces just after midnight on January 18.

One of the thieves pulled a silver firearm and ordered an employee to empty the cash register.

The trio then ran out of the store with an undisclosed amount of receipts.

Cops quickly connected the hoodlums to two other robberies, both of which took place on June 14.

The thieves reportedly robbed the W & Fam Deli on Flatbush Avenue near Avenue H. One of the thieves flashed a gun while the other was armed with a knife during the 5:30 a.m. robbery, officials said.

An hour and a half later, the suspects resurfaced in Clinton Hill, robbing a supermarket on Fulton Street and Clinton Avenue.

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

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

War on warehouses

A recent gunpoint robbery inside a neighborhood warehouse has been connected to a number of other heists in the area, police said.

On January 11, two black males armed with handguns entered a warehouse on Centre Street between Smith and Court Streets and robbed a 43-year-old man inside.

Police said that cops have connected the thieves to four similar robberies in the nearby 78th Precinct in Park Slope and the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park.

Officials said that the thieves robbed a Butler Street warehouse near Third Avenue on January 7, where they stole money from a female employee. They also held up three warehouses in December and November -- on Fifth Street in Park Slope on December 30, a 48th Street location on December 18, and a 13th Street warehouse on November 27.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding these two men to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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