Burglar swipes cash, gadgets from Fifth Avenue home

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights


A burglar bashed through the front entrance of a Fifth Avenue apartment and stole cash and gadgets from inside on May 9, police reported.

The victim told cops that he left his flat between 87th and 88th streets at 8:50 am and returned at 1:30 pm to find his front door kicked in. Inside, he discovered $600, his Samsung Galaxy smartphone, and several personal identification papers missing.

Pain in the glass

A crook smashed the doorway window of a 75th Street house and stole thousands in cash and jewelry from inside on May 11, according to cops.

The homeowner said she left her residence between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 8:40 am. At 8:57 am, several neighbors reported witnessing an unknown man fleeing out the back door. When the victim returned later that day, she found the glass shattered out of her door and $150 and numerous precious ornaments gone, law enforcement officials stated.

Under the counter

A lowlife lifted several items from the stashed purse of an employee of a Fifth Avenue store on May 8, authorities said.

The victim reported leaving her bag behind the counter of the business between 79th and 80th streets at 2 pm. When she returned at 5:45 pm, she saw that her wallet — containing her state identification, credit cards, and $50 — were all missing, according to a report.

Cut-rate cut-throat

A thief swiped a woman’s wallet from atop her baby stroller inside a supermarket at the corner of 63rd Street and Eighth Avenue on May 11, cops said.

Security tapes show the woman placing her billfold atop her perambulator at 3:54 pm and the filcher walking by and grabbing it just six minutes later, officers related.

Bottom dollar

Two goons knocked out a man for his watch near a Fourth Avenue check cashing facility on May 8, police stated.

The victim said he was at the corner of 68th Street and Fourth Avenue — just a block away from the paycheck place — when the fiends walked up to him and demanded his money.

“Hand over everything,” one of the brutes supposedly barked.

The other lout then struck the man over the head with a blunt object, rendering him unconscious, according to the authorities. When he came to a short time later, the dastardly duo had disappeared with his timepiece, cops said.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507.
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