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Cops: Fiend threatens bodega clerk over stolen cookies

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Chips ahoy!

Cops arrested a 49-year-old man who they say stole four packs of cookies and threatened the clerk of a Fourth Avenue bodega on June 16.

The deli worker told cops the sweet-toothed suspect came into the store between Dean and Bergen streets at 8:54 am and started grabbing packages of Mrs. Fields snacks. When the worker tried to stop him, the suspect tried to punch him and threatened to kill him, according to a police report.

Officers arrived, arrested the man, and found a razor blade in his pocket, the report says.

Track and steal

A 33-year-old man was arrested on the subway tracks at the Nevins Street station after he allegedly stole a bunch of merchandise from a Flatbush Avenue pharmacy and threatened a security guard with a screwdriver on June 18.

A security guard at the store between Nevins and Livingston streets reported he saw the suspect stuffing items in his pants at 4:45 pm and confronted him. The suspect took off running and entered the subway by jumping the turnstile, cops said. The guard followed him on to the platform and when he approached the fleeing suspect, the fellow took out a yellow-handle screwdriver and tried to stab him, according to a police report. The accused jumped on to the tracks to avoid arrest, but failed at the latter part, officers said.

Pretty thieves

A tricky trio made off with some medicine and a bunch of makeup from a Flatbush Avenue drug store on June 22, according to the authorities.

Workers at the store between Nevins and Livingston streets said three shifty characters strolled in at 5 pm and started grabbing merchandise. They took off with eight packs of allergy medicine, 54 sticks of lip liner, 32 sticks of lip gloss, plus some eye shadow and mascara, according to a report.

The store valued the merchandise at $1,034, cops said.

Grand theft scooter

A crook stole a motorized scooter from in front of a Warren Street building on June 16, police stated.

The 38-year-old owner recounted how he parked the bike between Court and Smith streets at 7 am, and when he returned at 11:30 am, it was gone. The ride was a black 2012 Kawasaki, he said.

Fulton fleet-foot

A sneak-thief pinched a woman’s phone from her bag while she waited to board a B26 bus on Fulton Street on June 16, police said.

The 54-year-old bus patron said she was waiting on line to catch the bus near Nevins Street at 3:20 pm, when she felt someone reach into her bag. By the time she realized her phone was gone, she saw the scoundrel running off and it was too late, cops said.

End of the rainbow

A burglar broke into a car that was parked in a Livingston Street lot on June 16 and made off with a bag of gold jewelry, cops said.

A 32-year-old man told police he parked his 2006 Jeep in the lot between Hanover Place and Nevins Street at 8:39 am. He left a bag containing a gold watch, ring, and chain behind the passenger seat, police stated.

When he came back at 5:20 pm, the rear passenger-side window was smashed and his gold was gone, officers stated.

Not constructive

A rapscallion stole $20,000 worth of construction equipment from a site on Fulton Street on June 12, according to a report.

Construction workers said a light tower and an air compressor were taken from the site between Bond Street and Hanover Place sometime between 9 and 10 am. There were no cameras on site and the equipment was kept in an unlocked area, law enforcement officials said.

High Street robbery

A subway snatcher swiped a woman’s purse at the High Street subway station on June 16, cops said.

The 42-year-old victim told police she was riding a Manhattan-bound A train at 10:35 am and was standing near the door when the train stopped at the station near the corner of Red Cross Place and Cadman Plaza East.

The goon standing on the platform snatched the purse from her shoulder as the doors were closing, cops said.

Time bandit

A trickster traipsed off with a woman’s phone after asking her for the time in the Jay Street subway station on June 17, according to the authorities.

The 28-year-old victim said she was standing on the R train platform when the scalawag strode up and asked her the time (it was 8:56 am).

She pulled out her phone, consulted it, relayed the information, and returned the phone to her front shirt pocket, before the lowlife grabbed it and took off, police said.

Condo conundrum

A brazen burglar stole a television set and radio from a Main Street condo building on June 15, but failed to penetrate the defenses of the bike room, according to cops.

The crook entered the basement of the building between Front and Water streets at 10 pm, police said. He removed a 42-inch television from the gym area and a Bose radio from the sauna, then tried and failed to break in to the bicycle storage room by smashing off the door handle, cops said.

Rim skim

A bandit stole the wheels off a parked luxury car on Dean Street on June 17, NYPD officials said.

The 25-year-old car owner told police he parked his white Infiniti between Nevins Street and Third Avenue at 3:30 am, 0and when he returned later that morning at 4:55, the tires and rims were all missing.

Train trouble

A pickpocket filched a man’s wallet on a crowded F train on June 18, police said.

The 28-year-old straphanger said he boarded a Manhattan-bound F train at Seventh Avenue at 8:20 am. A big crowd got on the train at Jay Street and he got bumped several times, according to a report.

He checked his pocket at the next stop and noticed his wallet was gone, officers recounted. The wallet contained various forms of identification, debit, credit, and insurance cards, and a membership card for the Park Slope Food Coop, cops said.

Can it

Cops cuffed a teen who they claim attacked a 71-year-old bottle collector in Concord Village on June 20.

The recycler was plying his trade between Jay Street and Bridge Plaza Court at 3 pm when the 16-year-old rolled up and started punching him in the face, cops said. The kid fessed up while in custody, according to a police report.

— Matthew Perlman

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