Quick thieves swipe bus rider’s laptop

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Lapped up

Two unsavory ladies swiped a Bay Ridge man’s Macbook right off his lap while he was riding a bus on Fourth Avenue on May 13.

The victim said he had the laptop open on his knees when the bus was stopped at 86th Street at 9 pm. That’s when one of the femme fatales grabbed the computer from his grasp and ran off the bus with her friend.

The man chased them into the 86th Street subway station, but the catty burglars jumped aboard a Manhattan-bound R train before he could catch up.

Rear window

A burglar slipped into a woman’s 78th Street apartment through a back window on May 10 — and slipped out with $600 in loot.

The victim told cops she left her apartment between Third and Fourth avenues at 2:15 pm, and came back 35 minutes later to find her window open and her wallet, iPod, credit cards, and jewelry missing.


Two crooks stripped a man of his cash, cellphone, and $321 Gucci belt on Fourth Avenue on May 8.

The victim told police that he was near 90th Street at 12:15 am on his way home when a pair of masked marauders stopped him.

“Run your s---,” one demanded. The two then went through the man’s pockets and slipped the strap off of his waist.

iPod touched

A pickpocket pocketed a man’s iPod on Bay Ridge Avenue on May 8.

Police said the victim was near 12th Avenue at 3:10 pm when the thief slipped the gadget out of his front pocket. The bandit then fled down Bay Ridge Avenue.

Messy room

A crook broke into a Bensonhurst woman’s 64th Street apartment and trashed her bedroom on May 7 — but didn’t take a single thing, police said.

The victim told cops that she left her apartment between 13th and 14th avenues at 8 am and headed for work. When she came home, she saw that somebody had forced her front door open and thrown all her personal items in her bedroom on the floor and the mattress. Still, she didn’t notice anything missing.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507.

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