These evil space villains took her for a ride

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A woman was forced at gunpoint by two thugs to drive to her bank and withdraw $1,500 on March 20.

It all started at around 2:10 pm when the woman was preparing to pull out of a spot on Sixth Street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues. Just as she was preparing to leave, three muggers drove up in a green car and asked, “Are you getting out?”

Before she could answer, two of the men hopped into the woman’s car and showed off a black pistol. “Give me the money,” one of the men shouted.

The woman turned over $300, but the gunmen wanted more, forcing the woman to drive to a bank three blocks away.

The woman was threatened repeatedly to coerce her into cooperating.

“Bring her to Fifth Avenue, and I will kill her,” one of the men said, emphasizing what would happen if the woman didn’t turn over the money.

Once at the bank, which is on Ninth Street, the woman and one of the men went to the teller, where she withdrew the $1,500.

When the woman and her muggers returned to the street, the green car was back, and the suspects jumped into it and disappeared towards Fourth Avenue.

Police are looking for a 5-foot-8, 200-pound black man, about 45, last seen wearing a black snorkel jacket; and his accomplice, a 5-foot-7, 150-pound white man, about 25, who preferred a green snorkel jacket.

The victim did not get a good look at the driver.

Rob me now?

A Third Avenue glass manufacturer had one of its cellphones stolen on during the week of March 12, but didn’t discover the theft until the thief had dialed up more than $650 in calls.

The owner of the business, which is near First Street, told cops that the call-crazed perp took one of the company’s office cellphones sometime between March 12 and March 19.

The phone has since been turned off.

Double duty

Two Second Street apartments were broken into within a few days of each other last week, police records show.

On March 18, a 26-year-old woman called cops to report that someone had broken into her apartment, which is between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West, and stolen an iPod and a laptop computer.

Cops found no evidence of a break-in, leading them to believe that the perp had access to the building’s keys, which are kept in a basement lockbox.

When cops went door-to-door in the building, the victim’s upstairs neighbor told them that her apartment had also been robbed “in the same manner,” the report shows.

Car gone

A man’s Dodge sedan was stolen from a space on Park Place overnight on March 22.

The 53-year-old man told police that she had parked the car between Fifth and Sixth avenues at around 9:30 on March 21, but when she returned at 6:45 the next morning, the car was gone.

No sleeping

A man who had consumed a drink or two too many got onto a Brooklyn-bound F train at Second Avenue in Manhattan only to wake up at the Seventh Avenue station in Park Slope to a true nightmare: someone had cut open his pants pocket and stolen his wallet.

The suddenly sober victim — who lives on Ninth Street — told cops that he lost a Motorola cellphone, a wallet and various credit cards.

Went fishing

This ain’t no fish story: A woman had a fishing pole stolen out of her car on March 24.

She told cops that she had parked the car on Second Avenue near 12th Street at around 5 pm. When she returned to it the next day, she discovered that the lock on the passenger-side door had been broken and the trunk had been cleaned out.

In addition to the fishing pole, the woman lost $60 and various ID cards.

The ol’ bar burg

A Staten Island woman drinking in a popular Seventh Avenue bar in the wee hours of March 25 had her bag stolen after two men staged what only later appeared to be a staged diversion.

At around 1 am, the two men — one black, one Hispanic, both around 18 years old — started yelling at each other.

With everyone’s attention focused on the brouhaha, one of the perps was able to swipe the woman’s bag as he ran out of the bar, which is at the corner of Seventh Street.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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