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There was an unusually large number of break-ins were reported across Park Slope last week. Let’s get to the bad news:

• A thief slinked into a Fourth Avenue basement and swiped more than $1,500 in tools on July 7, cops said. The 50-year-old victim told police that he was away from the building, which is at Garfield Place, only between 7:45 and 8:15 am.

• Two days later, a punk got behind the counter of a 12th Street meat packing plant and grabbed a man’s wallet. The 30-year-old victim said he had left the billfold in the drawer at around 8:30 am, but it was gone when he returned to it two hours later. He lost various cards and $182 in the theft from the shop, which is between Second and Third avenues.

• A two-wheeling thief stole a man’s fancy bike — right out of his Prospect Park West basement on July 9. The 62-year-old bicycle enthusiast told cops that at around 4 pm, he noticed a cut lock in the basement, which is between Second and Third streets. The Trek bike is worth $600, he said.

• A man tried to steal a massive granite countertop after breaking his way into a jobsite on Sixth Avenue. Construction workers told cops that the thief entered sometime after 11 am on July 9, but when they returned the next morning to the scene, which is between President Street and Garfield Place, they discovered broken locks and a cracked countertop. The damage was put at $4,500.

• A thief grabbed a laptop computer from a Sixth Avenue apartment on July 12 and got away clean, cops said. The 43-year-old tenant told police that he was not in the unit, which is between President Street and Garfield Place from 5:30 to 10:45 pm, when he returned to find that his apartment was now a crime scene.

• A dirt-hating thief swiped $2,250 from a Third Avenue car wash overnight on July 12. Employees with those steadily depressing, low-down, mind-messing, working-at-the-car-wash blues told cops that when they showed up at 7 am the next morning, the security gate was broken, and cash was missing from a register at the car wash, which is at Butler Street.

• Even cars were not safe from the break-in barrage. On July 12, a woman told cops that a thief had busted into her 1993 Subaru and stole and stole more than $2,000 in electronics, plus tools and a $60 baby present. She told cops that she had parked the old beater on Third Avenue between Union and President streets on July 9 at 9 am.

Updated 5:07 pm, July 9, 2018
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