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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Pushover

A brute knocked down a 64-year-old woman and stole her purse on W. Sixth Street on Feb. 20, police reported.

The victim told cops she was walking between Highlawn Avenue and Avenue S at 8:50 pm when the goon ran up behind her, shoved her to the pavement, grabbed her bag — containing $20, her cell phone, and her medication — and scrammed.

Saw II

A crook cut up the automatic teller machine at a bank at the corner of 86th Street and 21st Avenue on Feb. 20, authorities said, marking the second time in a month that the cash dispenser has fallen victim to the bizarre crime.

Security cameras show a perp slicing the card reader out of the machine with a hacksaw at 10:44 pm, then fleeing after failing to gain access to the money, cops said.

Snowed in

A crook broke into a W. Fifth Street garage and stole a load of tools and a snowblower from inside on Feb. 20, according to cops.

The homeowner reported noticing the damage to his garage door between avenues O and P at 8 pm. On further inspection, he discovered his tools and snowblower gone, he said.

What a crock!

A burglar busted into a 63rd Street home and stole a crockpot on Feb. 21, police said.

A security camera caught the crook smashing a window on the front of the house between 19th and 20th avenues at 7:30 pm, cops stated. The fiend proceeded to enter the home, grab the slow-cooker, and according to authorities.

Jacket jackers

Three fashion plates swiped a pair of coats from an 86th Street store on Feb. 18, cops reported.

Surveillance tapes show the shoplifters grabbing the jackets off a rack at the shop near the corner of Bay 25th Street and running out, according to a report.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at twitter.com/WillBredderman.
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