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Police arrested a 34-year-old man for robbing a man on Dec. 4 after threatening him, “I know exactly where you live so don’t call the police.”

The mugger had approached his victim in front of the 29-year-old man’s home on Meserole Street, between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street, cops said.

The suspect then asked the victim if he spoke English, according to the police report.

When the man answered that he did, the suspect asked for money, then told the victim, “I have a gun.”

The victim handed over $30, and the mugger ran off.

The victim called the police immediately, and the suspect was arrested the following day, police said.

Gunfinger

A robber tried to convince his victim that he had a gun by pointing his finger through his jacket pocket on Dec. 9.

The victim had just withdrawn $100 from a cash machine at the southeast corner of Grand Street and Bushwick Avenue at around 3 pm when the perp approached and used his finger and pocket to suggest that he had a gun.

The suspect told his victim to withdraw $500 more and hand it over. When the man refused, the suspect grabbed the $100 and ran off.

Did he have a license for that finger?

Jean job

Someone pilfered a laundry bag filled with dirty, though valuable, clothes from a South Fourth Street Laundromat on Dec. 4.

The laundry thief swiped $600 in jeans alone, snatching up two pairs by designer Deisel and a pair by G Star.

The security camera inside the cleaners, located between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street, caught the thief on tape. Unfortunately, the tape wasn’t even good enough to help cops identify whether the suspect was a man or a woman.

Insert joke here

In a daring, daylight burglary inside PS 380, a 21-year-old man allegedly stole baby clothes, two sets of keys, cash and credit cards on Dec. 7, cops said.

Police who arrived at the school, also known as John Wayne Elementary on Marcy Avenue between Lynch and Middleton streets, caught the suspect in the cafeteria with his hand in the proverbial cookie jar.

Police took photos of the stolen property the suspect had on him, which included the baby clothes that he lifted in the 4 pm theft.

Inside job

An employee at a Grand Street electronics boutique is a suspect in an $11,120 heist that included, 15 cellphones and five Playstation video game systems.

The manager of the store, between Olive and Waterbury streets, called police when he opened shop on Dec. 7 and discovered the missing merchandise and $700 in cash.

The manager told cops that he suspected the employee who had locked up the store the night before.

Nonetheless, police did not make an arrest immediately.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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