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A Montgomery Place resident was attacked in her lobby on April 24 by two thugs who claimed to be looking for a man named “Tony” on the third floor, police said.

The 30-year-old woman returned to her home, near Eighth Avenue, around 9:30 pm. A man came in the door behind her and said he was looking for another resident. Suddenly, the stranger pushed her to the floor and held her down while his female assistant grabbed her purse. The pair fled, leaving the victim, uninjured but sprawled on the ground.

Police are looking for a 5-foot-6 black woman, who was last seen in blue jeans, white sneakers and a white tank top; and a 5-foot-6, bald black man, who wore a tan baseball hat, a brown leather jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers.

The pair escaped with her credit cards, Georgia driver’s license, an iPod, a Treo cellphone and her yellow purse.

Traffic tussle

Traffic in and around Park Slope is enough to make anyone’s blood boil. But not all drivers take their frustrations out with a tire iron.

That appears to be the route to relief sought by a mother and daughter, who police said beat another woman in the head with the tire-changing tool after an April 26 dispute on Second Avenue, near 14th Street.

Police arrested the 35-year-old parent and her 20-year-old daughter after the 3:30 pm attack at the site of a traffic slowdown. The pair, driving in a 1998 Oldsmobile, now faces multiple assault charges.

The 35-year-old victim said the pair hunted her down with the iron bar and that the traffic conditions “caused the perps’ rage,” according to police. The woman suffered head injuries, but was able to direct Police Officer Jimmy Jeanmary to her attackers.

Bistro bust

Clearly, he wasn’t coming for the steak frites.

Police arrested a 24-year-old man after workers cornered him in the basement of a Fifth Avenue French restaurant on April 28.

The suspect, who now faces burglary charges, allegedly sneaked through a side door of the bistro, near Carroll Street, just before 9 pm. The door led to a basement, where staff found him cowering in a corner. When police arrested the man, he had $187 and five Metrocards in his pockets. Some of the cash and one of the cards is believed to have been stolen from a worker at the Fifth Avenue eatery.

Buggy blues

A Park Slope woman shopping for children’s clothing had her wallet stolen from her stroller while inside a Seventh Avenue shop on April 23, police said.

The 32-year-old was in a kid’s store between President and Union streets, around 2 pm, when the theft happened. She had her wallet tucked into a bag on the back of the buggy, and said she turned away for only a moment, when the wallet disappeared.

The brown leather billfold held credit cards, her video and health club memberships, a Social Security card, and her German ID card and driver’s license. She was not carrying cash.

Keyed-up

A livery driver snatched a costly key-making machine from a Fifth Avenue hardware shop on April 24, police said.

A 34-year-old worker in the store, near Ninth Street, said the cabbie came in around 1 pm and asked them to copy a key for him. The man programmed the machine and made the key, as directed. But instead of taking the key alone, the driver snatched the entire machine and drove off in a dark-green Mercury sedan with a beige top.

Police are looking for a light-skinned 5-foot-5 Hispanic man, around 40 years old, who wore black shoes and a black coat that day. The machine — a StratTec Code Seeker — is valued at $4,399.

Big-dollar burg

For a petty thief, it was a mother lode.

A burglar managed to score electronics and jewelry valued at over $4,100 from an apartment on 12th Street on April 23, police said.

The thief sneaked into the third-floor abode, in a building near Eighth Avenue, between 9:30 am and 7:30 pm. He broke the front door lock and made off with an Apple laptop, an iPod, a Sony Playstation, a game console, a pair of hoop earrings with stones, a pearl necklace, a leather wallet and $25 in coins, police said.

Smash and grab

Someone destroyed hundreds of dollars’ worth of collectables and stole cash and electronics from a Butler Street basement on April 23, police said.

The burglar sneaked into the cellar of the home, near Nevins Street, between 4 pm and 5:30 pm. Once inside, he smashed the owner’s personal items and made off with a camcorder, a camera and $500.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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