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Burglar cuts his way into house

Brooklyn Daily

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights


A crook cut the basement window bars off an 80th Street home and swiped a pricey television set from inside on Feb. 9, cops claim.

The victim said he left his house between 12th and 13th avenues at 4:30 pm and returned at 9 pm to see the guard in pieces and the window open. When he went inside, he saw his TV was gone.

Car theft

A lowlife jacked a wallet from the desk of a Fifth Avenue car dealership employee on Feb. 7, police report.

The victim said he left his billfold — containing his Kingsborough Community College identification and $10 in cash — behind at his work station of the car dealership near 65th Street at 12:45 pm when he went to get a glass of water. When he came back, the wallet was gone.

Nowhere safe

A pair of perps busted into a house on 70th Street on Feb. 5 and stole a safe full of jewelry, according to cops.

The victim said he left his home between Eighth and Ninth avenues at noon and returned at 10 pm to find his basement doors kicked open and his 250-pound safe — containing his passport, credit cards, house deed, birth certificate, 10 rings, a necklace, five gold coins, two gold wedding bands, and his nursing license and registration — had vanished. A neighbor reported seeing two men creeping up the victim’s driveway at 2 pm.

House of horror

A scaredy-cat burglar slipped into a two-family apartment house on 70th Street on Feb. 6 and raided the first-floor residence, but took off at the sight of the second-story tenant, police say.

The ground-floor tenant said she left her pad between 10th and 11th avenues at 10 am and came home to see her rear window jimmied open and $4,080, plus an expensive watch, taken from her home.

She then learned from her neighbor that the fiend had kicked open the second-floor door at noon, but turned and ran upon realizing that the resident was home.

Hard as nails

A bandit chucked a rock through the front door of a 13th Avenue nail salon and stole $100 from the till overnight on Feb. 9, police claim.

The business owner said he shut the beauty shop between 84th and 85th streets at 8 pm. When he returned at 9 am the next day, he saw his glass door in shards, a rock inside, and the money missing from the register.

Off the rim

A rubber-hungry villain took the tires and rims off a vehicle parked on Seventh Avenue sometime overnight on Feb. 6, cops say.

The victim said she left her car between 81st and 82nd streets at 10 pm, and came back at 10:30 am the next day to see that a crook had stripped her wheels to the hubs.

— Will Bredderman

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

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