Burglar takes senior’s cash, jewelry

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Under no conditions

A burglar took out an elderly woman’s air conditioner and raided her 73rd Street apartment for thousands in cash and jewelry on July 20, according to cops.

The victim said she left her home between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 10:30 am and returned at 1 pm to discover her cooling unit dislodged from her front window frame — and her necklace, ring, pair of earrings, and $4,000 in cash gone.

Drawn and quartered

A crook ripped off a wallet and $25 in change from a vehicle parked on 67th Street sometime between July 15 and July 17, police report.

The victim told cops he parked his car near Third Avenue at 5 pm on Monday and returned at the same hour two days later to discover his billfold and bag of quarters missing.

Stealer’s wheels

A pair of punks pedaled off with a man’s bicycle from his 87th Street apartment building on July 19, police state.

The victim said he chained his two-wheeler to the front stairs of the building between Fourth and Third avenues at 1:45 pm. When he returned 15 minutes later, he saw the shackle cut and the bike gone.

A neighbor claimed to have seen a pair of men running off with the single-seater.

Check, please

A lowlife heisted $300 in cash from a 69th Street eatery on July 20, authorities allege.

The owner of the restaurant near the corner of Third Avenue said that he closed the kitchen at 2:30 am and went back to re-open four-and-a-half hours later — only to find the glass on the front door in shards, and cash box in the back office empty.

Clean break

A burglar busted into a 13th Avenue deli and lifted $500 and a carton of cigarettes — then proceeded to pour bleach all over the floor — on July 16, cops say.

The owner of the salumeria between 82nd and 83rd streets reported that he closed up shop at 8:30 pm, and returned the next day at 6:30 am. When he got there, he found the rear window forced open, the register raided, a carton of smokes missing — and the air filled with the reek of chlorine.

— Will Bredderman

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

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