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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Why so serious?

A knife-carrying lowlife sliced up a man’s face in a failed mugging on 81st Street on Jan. 23, police report.

The victim told cops that he was near Fifth Avenue at 2:50 am when the blade-wielding fiend tackled him from the back.

“Give me your wallet,” the villain demanded, brandishing his weapon.

The victim struggled, and the crook carved up the man’s cheeks before fleeing without any loot.

Construction job

Three hardhats swiped a stash of cash from a woman’s Ovington Avenue home on Jan. 21, authorities state.

The victim reported that the three men had recently done work on her house between 10th and 11th avenues, and came around at 10:55 am to tell her that they wanted to check up on the site.

One of the men spoke to her, while the other two snuck into her room and rummaged around until they found $1,200 in currency, she told cops. The woman said she discovered the theft and confronted them, but the blue-collar bandits scrammed.

Tarred

A burglar made off with 17 cartons of cigarettes from a Fifth Avenue grocery story on Jan. 26, according to cops.

Security cameras captured the crook breaking into the supermarket between 82nd and 83rd streets at 9:30 pm. Inside, he picked up the boxes of smokes, then hurried to the basement to disconnect the alarm.

But not in time — the store owner got notice of the invasion and rushed to the scene just in time to see the villain escaping with his lung-damaging loot.

Shop and sack

A crook crowbarred his way into a Fifth Avenue supermarket and swiped $2,500 from the tills on Jan. 19, police say.

Surveillance tapes show the crook prying open the doors at the store between 75th and 76th streets at 8:50 pm — then entering, jacking the cash, and fleeing.

Deliverance

A crook snatched $322 in cash from a van delivering construction supplies on Third Avenue on Jan. 22, authorities allege.

The driver said he was making a drop off between 88th and 90th streets at 1:30 pm when he saw the perp open the door of his vehicle, then run.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507.
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