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Knife-wielding thieves swipe cigarettes from store

Brooklyn Daily

62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Smoked out

A pair of knife-wielding punks swiped several cartons of cigarettes from a Bay Parkway pharmacy on Jan. 19, police say.

A witness told cops the nicotine-craving duo entered the drugstore between 68th and 69th streets at 9:20 am, walked behind the register, and started taking packages of smokes.

When the witness tried to stop them, one of the crooks flashed a blade. The two then walked out with the loot, jumped on their bicycles, and pedalled away.

Cut the drinking

A wasted perp stabbed a stranger in the back of leg on 86th Street on Jan. 17, according to cops.

The victim claimed the knife-wielding drunk came up behind him when he was near Bay 37th Street at 2:40 am and stuck the blade into his right thigh, forcing him to go to the hospital for treatment.

Tooling around

A crook pillaged a Bay Parkway construction site of tools and electronics sometime overnight on Jan. 14, police report.

The contractor told cops that his employees left the project between 86th and 87th streets at 6 pm, and came back the following morning to find that a thief had broken in and made off with valuable equipment.

What a bozo!

A would-be burglar wearing a clown mask stole a security camera off of a Bay 41st Street home after unsuccessfully trying to break into the garage Jan. 17, cops say.

The victim reported that the creepy crook attempted to open the door of her carport between Benson and Bath avenues at 3:05 am. Failing to gain entry, the joker took the outdoor video recorder.

‘U’ lose

A fiend snatched a cellphone from a young woman’s hand at the Avenue U subway stop on Jan. 16, cops claim.

The victim said she was riding the D train with her mobile device in her hands at 11:38 pm when the the train pulled into the station near W. Seventh Street.

When the doors opened the crook ran past, grabbed the gadget out of her hand, and lef the train.

No charge

A thief took cash, credit cards, a driver’s license, and a cellphone charger from a vehicle parked on 84th Street on Jan. 20, according to police.

The victim told cops that she left her car between 23rd and 24th avenues at 11:30 am, and came back a short while later to find the auto unlocked and her identification, cards, charger, and $120 missing.

— Will Bredderman

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