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Crook swipes woman’s purse

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Bagged one

A punk poached a woman’s purse as she was withdrawing money from an 86th Street automatic teller machine on April 12, cops stated.

The victim said she went to the cash dispenser near Fifth Avenue at 1 pm and set her pocketbook — containing her credit cards, green card, Social Security card, and healthcare cards — on the sidewalk.

A second later, as she was swiping a card in the machine, a fleet-footed fiend ran by and swiped her bag, police reported.


A villain pillaged a 65th Street construction site of six ceiling fans, several lengths of copper tubing, and four power drills overnight on April 8, according to cops.

The building owner reported leaving the structure between 12th and 13th avenues at 5:40 pm, and returned the next day at 8:30 am. When he arrived, he discovered the hanging propellers, the piping, and the power tools all missing, cops said.

Cellar door

A burglar burst through the basement entrance of a Seventh Avenue home and made off with thousands in valuables from inside on April 10, police reported.

The victim told cops she left her house between 82nd and 83rd streets at 9:30 am and came back two hours later to find her cellar door ajar. Scouring the premises, she realized she was missing $1,000 in cash, several pieces of jewelry, and her Chinese passport, according to cops.

Fertile ground

A lowlife lifted several power tools, a length of cable, and a bag of fertilizer from a 70th Street residence on April 11, authorities said.

Security cameras captured the crook smashing the glass out of the front door of the house between 10th and 11th avenues and entering, cops stated. Inside, the thief snatched an electric drill, electric scissors, a television coaxial, and the sack of manure, before fleeing, a report says.


A pair of high-speed shoplifters looted a 13th Avenue drug store of an array of merchandise on April 12, police said.

Store workers reported that several people ran into the pharmacy at 5:40 pm and spread out through the aisles in seconds. The bandits grabbed two curling irons, three electronic tooth brushes, a pair of electric razors, and two containers of hair regrowth formula, before rushing back out the door, cops reported.

— Will Bredderman

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