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Gunman raid Nostrand Avenue home

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63rd Precinct

Marine Park—Mill Basin—Flatlands—Bergen Beach

Guns on Nostrand

Two gun-toting thieves raided a Nostrand Avenue home on Dec. 11, taking more than $1,000 from a hapless 62-year-old victim.

The victim said he was inside his home near Marine Parkway at 7 pm when the suspects forced their way inside the apartment, flashed a firearm, and tied him up.

Thug raid

Three thieves forced their way into an Avenue M home on Dec. 5, holding a 19-year-old against his will as they swiped $800 from a safe.

The victim said the thieves kicked in the door to the home near E. 36th Street at 2:20 pm. One of the thugs held the victim’s hands behind his back as the other two ransacked the place, taking the money as well as some jewelry.

Purse grab

A thief jumped a 52-year-old woman on Avenue N on Dec. 10 — taking her purse and a heart monitor.

The woman was nearing E. 70th Street at 6 pm when the thief grabbed her and pushed her to the ground before running off with her bag.

E. 52nd Street burgle

A thief broke into an E. 52nd Street home on Dec. 7, taking an assortment of electronics and jewelry.

The victim, who lives near Avenue T, said the thief crept into his home through a side basement window sometime after 7:30 am.

SUV loot

A crook broke into a 2004 Range Rover parked on E. 34th Street on Dec. 4, taking an airbag, navigation system, and DVD player.

The car was left between Avenues J and K at 9 pm — and was broken into a few hours later, the owner said.

Cellphone snatch

A thief plucked a cellphone from the hand of a 28-year-old woman on Utica Avenue.

The victim was about to get on a bus near Avenue H at 11 pm when the suspect ran up to her — snatching the phone from her hands.

Rotor rooters

A tire taker swiped the wheels off a 2011 Honda Accord left on E. 58th Street on Dec. 5.

The car was parked between Avenues N and O at 8 pm. When its owner went to retrieve it the next morning, it was sitting on its rotors.

— Thomas Tracy

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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