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He’s sick

A thief used the oldest trick in the book — pretending to have a sick mother — to steal an Eighth Avenue doctor’s laptop on March 3.

A surveillance camera in the office, which is between St. Johns and Lincoln places, spotted the victim enter the office at around 12:20 pm and tell the receptionist that he was waiting for his mom, who would soon show up for an appointment.

At some point, the receptionist went to the back of the office — and that’s when the thief went to work, first stealing a book of stamps.

Emboldened, he then took a laptop and left.

His mother, the police report said, “never showed.”

Cops are looking for a 6-foot-1, 230-pound man with black hair in braids.

Where: 20 Eighth Ave.
Updated Oct. 21, 2011
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