Watercraft caper! Thief makes off with speed boat

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Boating blues

A water-crafty thief made off with a 40-year-old man’s favorite toy on Oct. 9 — a “Quicksilver” boat left docked off of Flatbush Avenue.

The boat owner told police he last saw his beloved boat anchored in the water inside the Gateway Marina at 6 pm. A few days later, he learned his boat was no longer there.

Ave. R raid

Thieves broke into two apartments on Avenue R on Oct. 13, taking a smattering of cash, electronics and jewelry.

Police said the thief crept into both apartments, which are located between Kimball and Coleman streets, sometime after 1 pm. He removed air conditioners found sticking out of side windows to get inside, cops were told.

Jewelry swipe

Three thugs jumped a 14-year-old boy on Avenue H on Oct. 15, taking his jewelry.

The victim told police he was nearing Albany Avenue at 4 pm when he was mugged.

Lock breaker

A thief broke into an E. 38th Street apartment on Oct. 11, breaking the lock to the front door in the process.

The tenant said a cell phone was swiped from his home, which is between Avenues J and K, sometime after 11:25 am.

Mill Basin break-in

A burglar broke into a home on E. 58th Street on Oct. 14, taking an unidentified amount of property.

The thief forced the lock to the home, which is between Flatlands Avenue and Avenue J, taking the 49-year-old’s things.

Window woes

A creeper entered an E. 56th Street home on Oct. 15 after forcing a rear window — but that wasn’t the only obstacle he faced.

Police said that the thief kicked in an inside door before making off with his 51-year-old victim’s possessions.

Car raid

An assortment of medications and clothes were removed from a car parked on Ralph Avenue on Oct. 10.

The car’s owner parked car between E. 59th Street and Avenue K at 2:40 pm. Once he returned to his ride he saw that someone had forced his way into the car and left with the medication and clothes, he told police.

Tire swipe

Thieves snagged two tires off a car parked on Avenue R on Oct. 15.

The owner of the vehicle said he parked the car between E. 37th and E. 38th streets at 1 am. By the next morning, his car was found teetering on two tires.

Masked menace

A man in a ski mask held up a 32-year-old woman in Mill Basin on Oct. 10, taking her cash and cellphone.

The woman was walking down E. 53rd Street at 12:30 am when the thief grabbed her and pulled out a gun. He then grabbed her belongings and ran off, police said.

Gun hold up

Two thugs pulled a gun on a 51-year-old man on E. 48th Street on Oct. 4, taking his cash and cellphone.

The victim told police he was nearing Avenue L at 4 am when the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded his property.

Gunning for cash

A thief robbed a 26-year-old woman at gunpoint on Oct. 4 during a clash on Avenue H.

The suspect grabbed the woman near E. 53rd Street at 8 pm, robbing her of $130 and her cellphone, cops were told.

Furniture fiends

Thieves broke into the Furniture Center on Flatbush Avenue on Oct. 8, taking an unknown amount of property.

Workers at the store, which is between Kings Highway and Flatlands Avenue, said someone forced their way into a rear window sometime after 8 pm.

Car break-in

A thief forced open a car parked by the new Walgreens at the corner of Utica and Flatlands avenues on Oct. 11, taking a navigation system.

The car was sitting in the pharmacy’s lot at 8 pm when it was broken into, cops were told.

Updated 2:45 pm, October 19, 2011
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