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Fakin’ bacon

Two teenagers posing as undercover cops cornered and robbed another teenage boy as he walked down 83rd Street on Nov. 9.

The victim, 15, told cops he was crossing 20th Avenue at around 3 pm when the two suspects stopped him and told him they were police. When the victim asked them to show some identification, the thugs forced him into a nearby alleyway, where they stole his wallet.

The suspects fled toward 84th Street.

Four cornered

Four men cornered and robbed a teenage boy on Bay Parkway on Nov. 10.

The 13-year-old victim was at the corner of 78th Street at around 3:30 pm when he was surrounded by the four thugs. While two kept a lookout, the third and fourth pushed the victim to the ground and one said, “Don’t resist or we’ll jump you.” They grabbed $20 and a cellphone off the victim before fleeing.

Sleepytime mug

Someone broke into a West Seventh Street home while the owner was asleep in bed on Nov. 9.

The victim, 22, told cops she was sleeping in her house, which is between Avenue P and Quentin Avenue, at around 5 am when a man broke through her bedroom window.

The thug grabbed the victim by the shirt and demanded money. He then grabbed jewelry and a laptop and jumped back out the window.

Benson hurts

Someone robbed a man at knifepoint as he walked down 18th Avenue on Nov. 11.

The 31-year-old victim told cops he was at Benson Avenue at around 11 pm when the two men approached him from behind. One of the suspects held him in a chokehold, and when the victim struggled, the other suspect stabbed him once in the ribs before the two men grabbed the victim’s wallet and ran.

Bike fiend

A man on a bicycle snatched a woman’s purse on 68th Street on Nov. 4.

The 47-year-old victim said she was at the corner of 21st Avenue when a man rode by on a gray bike and yanked the purse from her shoulder. The victim fell to the ground, and the thief pedaled off with $170, a cellphone and various debit and credit cards.

Garage wail

Someone stole a very well filled safe out of a 76th Street garage on Nov. 8.

The 36-year-old owner of the house, between 17th and 18th avenues, told cops he was out shopping with his wife just after 7 pm when he realized he left the garage keys in the lock.

When the couple returned home, someone had opened the garage and grabbed the safe containing more than $13,000 and various pieces of jewelry from inside.

Unlucky 21

Someone burgled a 21st Avenue home on Nov. 8 and got electronics and cash.

The 57-year-old victim told cops she left her house, which is between 73rd and 74th streets, at around 8 am. When she returned home just after 1 pm, one of the house’s rear windows had been smashed, and more than $2,000 and gadgets were gone.

Updated 5:09 pm, July 9, 2018
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