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Burglar steals jewelry from 79th Street home

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Alarming news

A burglar busted into a 79th Street home — setting off a security sensor — and swiped thousands of dollars in jewelry on Feb. 28, police report.

The victim told cops that that her alarm company called her at 9:50 am at told her that somebody had kicked in the back door of her house between 11th and 12th avenues. Police investigated and found the door frame on the floor and two gold chains, three gold medallions, two gold rings, a silver bracelet, and $50 in loose change missing.

Off the meter

A pair of punks dressed as construction workers broke into an 80th Street home and stole copper piping, a MacBook, and the water meter between Dec. 31, 2012 and Jan. 3, authorities say.

The caretaker of the house between Sixth and Seventh avenues said he stopped by on Feb. 25 and found the tubes, computer, and the fluid gauge gone. A neighbor told him and police that he had watched two men wearing dust masks and laborers’ clothes enter and leave the premises four days in a row at 9 am.

Space invader

A cowardly crook attempted to break into a two-family 84th Street house on Feb. 24 — but fled on realizing the resident was home — according to cops.

The would-be victim said he was watching television upstairs at his home between 11th and 12th avenues at 3:05 am when a crashing sound came from the first floor. He rushed down and saw one of his windows smashed and his neighbor’s front door forced open. The villain, however, was nowhere in sight.


A lowlife heisted thousands of dollars in tools — including a jackhammer — from an 83rd Street construction site overnight on March 2, police say.

The foreman said he left the job between 12th and 13th avenues at 1 pm, and came back the next day at 9 am to see somebody had broken the lock and handle off of the rear sliding-glass door and made off with a drill, a screwgun, a battery charger, a skillsaw, and, of course, a jackhammer.

Square wheels

A fiend ran off with the tires from car a left at 84th Street overnight on Feb. 26, cops report.

The victim said she parked her car near Fourth Avenue at 4:30 pm and returned the next day at 9:45 am to see it up on cinderblocks.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507.

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Anonymous from Dyker Heights says:
RE: Alarming News

Alarm went off at 12:46 pm. 3 days later, a house on 11th avenue between 79th and 78th street was burglarized around the same time as well.
I don't know much about the 2nd robbery, but I do know that someone has noticed a couple walking their baby stroller up and down the blocks of 78th and 79th streets between 11th and 12th avenue.
The woman has red-ish hair and looks very uneasy. (possible drug addict) and the man wears a hoodie. A neighbor saw the man knock on the front door of a house, then check the back. When the neighbor came outside to confront the man, the man claimed he was a handy man and noticed a crack in a window and offered to fix it. (——, it's them)-- there is no word on whether or not there is an actual baby in the stroller, or if they just use it to look less suspicious. BE ON THE LOOK OUT.
March 7, 2013, 2:25 am

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